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Their existence including their homes With little distinction between work and play the new boho home often includes an office art gallery showroom photography studio restaurant or even a pop up shop The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts Exclusive interviews with. I was attracted to this book because the photos appeared to be beautiful while flipping through it casually Reading it closely however it was appalling especially for the shameless constant cultural appropriation Each home's occupants had a spirit animal andor spirit plant There was discussion about smudging and how to make smudge sticks which they call home fragrance There were dream catchers hanging in windows decorative Buddha statutes sugar skulls etc The text is even worse than the images and consistently has phrases like I have a gypsy soul The individuals featured all appear to be white have jobs like sonic artist translating the plant's electromagnetic currents into musical notes and live in places like LA and Brooklyn It was cliche upon cliche of privilege and appropriation

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The owners 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes and a Plant O Pedia offer insight into achieving this aesthetic In addition each home is accompanied by an Adopt an Idea section that offers general decor styling and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own ho. Turns out I am not a bohemian Now we know

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New York Times Bestseller In The New Bohemians LA based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutiue owners and bloggers entrepreneurs and ex pats artists and urban farmers They embrace free spirited no rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of. Gorgeous photographed book on the Boho decorating style The included craft projects really boost the book's value Man A Machine urban farmers They embrace free spirited no rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of. Gorgeous photographed book on the Boho decorating style The included craft projects really boost the book's value


10 thoughts on “The New Bohemians

  1. says:

    Hey maybe I'm a BohemianMy friend Tracy periodically reviews decorating books and I always end up tempted by her selections I'm style impaired so I was especially intrigued by her review of this one The New Bohemians I thought 'maybe I'm a bohemian' There was a time when I was known to wear long jangling earrings flowing skirts and was prone to leaving up Christmas lights all year long and not out of laziness 'Bohemian' according to Blakeney seems to mean people who well let me have her explain Today's bohemians seek to erase the distinctions between work and play and our living spaces reflect that lack of boundaries The new bohemian home is a multifunctional playground for exploration and experimentation It is an office an art gallery a showroom a daycare a photo and music studio even a pop up restaurant Our new bohemian lifestyle is rooted in freedom free spirited free form and free of rulesOh that's so me I'm all about using my space for all kinds of things And about 'no rules' Except the one about dirty dishes Don't effing leave them in the sink hey? Oh and the rule about putting your shit away when you are done with it But besides thoseHowever it turns out I'm not a new bohemian because the way it is interpreted in this book means loads of textiles a variety of both functional and non functional items in the open and generally enough stuff to make me want to hire a cleaner at the thought of having to dust and wash these rooms It also seems to include lots of patterns 'found' art and repurposed items applied without regard for matchingLook at that That bedroom just yells 'let's play Twister instead of sleeping' The clutter and drapery on this vanity had me thinking 'Miss Havasham'This is when I was positive I wasn't a bohemian Instead of feeling like I wanted to sink in and kick up my feet I had to turn the page before I got pattern headache And this one All I can say is that if this belonged to a friend we'd be meeting for coffee instead of having drinks on her sofa My eyesSo I'm not a new bohemian I might be just a touch of a 'modern' bohemian however because they are prone to clean lines and like plants This one for instance came the closest to my style although still a little too busy in the textile department and not comfortable enough in the furnitureAll that said I'm sure if one enjoys this style this will be a great book The pictures are solid and there are a lot of them Blakeney has little 'DIY' projects at the end of many chapters although why we get a recipe for daikon radishes I don't know such as how to make a mosaic hanging rack a vinyl plant holder or a tie dye patterened box for those who want to bring the extra personal touch to their rooms She also has what amounts to a 'steal this look' at the end with tips on curtains etc A couple of the houses apparently used painters' drop cloths and repurposed burlap bags as curtains Other suggestions included putting your detergent in a cool glass jar with a mug to pour it out putting a light in a birdcage for a cool lamp using decals to make a 'cheap stained glass' pro tip you can probably find a class and make something way cooler turning a trashcan from Target upside down and making it an end table how to make a driftwood hanging lamp and shopping Craiglist for bargainsOkay so not the most helpful of books But that's what you get from a modern bohemianPS I do not think 'cool' means what Blakeney think it means


  2. says:

    Because I am a nosy person I LOVE seeing photos of other people's STUFF That's the real reason I buy these decorator books and magazines I want to see your collections guys I also want validation that I'm not the only kook in the world whose home looks like a flea market but that's a topic for my analystThis book has been on my wish list for a long time but 3500 is a hefty price for this working girl I waited and waited for a affordable used copy and finally I was rewarded disappointed Sometimes the anticipation is WAY better than the real thing When I think of the Bohemian look I envision COLOR and lots of it pattern on pattern walls cluttered with art and STuFF everywhere BUT so much of this book is GASP minimalist WHITE WALLS glass topped tables one piece of tasteful art hanging above a sofa Seriously? Put a bible and some Maalox on that nightstand and this could be my granny's bedroom Only about the last 40 pages of the book are what I really had in mind when I ordered a copy Turns out I was looking for Maximal Bohemian style maximal bohemians surround themselves with eye candy Every surface of the home is abundant with art the walls are canvases to be patterned painted and planted; floors and furniture are buried in pillows and textiles; and shelves are filled with books and beloved objects Yeah baby THIS is like it Punch you in the eye color and just LOOK at all that STUFFSo 40 pages out of 304 of what I consider to be good stuff kept this one from being a total wash And I did get some ideas from within these pages like how this guy turned his crappy sofa into an awesome crazy uilt patchwork by sewing scraps of fabric right to the old upholstery Will I try this? I'm tempted until I think about spending two years of my life sitting on the floor stitching pieces of worn out jeans to my couch Yeah Even I'm not that crazy


  3. says:

    Gorgeous photographed book on the Boho decorating style The included craft projects really boost the book's value


  4. says:

    Let's start with the good Lovely homes I didn't really think the division of homes by bohemian terminology was always accurate to the looks but none the less I found something to enjoy about every home I also thought the crafts and plant guide gave the book a little extra special something something But holy cultural appropriation Batman I think it's possible to be a Bohemian without treating other people's cultures like trinkets in your home but unfortunately there was a lot of that in this book I also thought the book was very trustafarian It talks a good game of how bohemians can have no money or lots of money and still be bohemians but let me be frank no one featured in this book is lacking in funds by any stretch the imagination regardless of how bohemian you may feel If you can over look the little annoying things here and there it's a cool decorating book


  5. says:

    Wow what a gorgeous book The description says author Blakeney features her favorite homes from across the countrybut really most of the homes are in California and New York with a small handful from Oregon Texas and New Mexico No matter though because all of the homes here are phenomenalThe book is divided into six parts each part covering a different bohemian style modern earthy folksy nomadic romantic and maximal But all the homes have a lot in common They are playful colorful whimsical and chock full of personality Some lean toward minimalism and others are stuffed to the gills but I loved each and every one It helps too that the book uality and photo spreads are stunning really vibrant and inspirational After reading this book I've decided our house needs about twice the number of plants it currently hasBut I especially love how this book made me feel affirmed in our decision to decorate furnish and design our new home slowly It takes time to build layers that are meaningful and reflect who we are Sometimes I feel pressure to rush that process since hello after a year in this house we still don't have a coffee table in our living room But now I'm feeling a little bit calm and confident I'm glad we are taking our time to find pieces that we loveAt any rate I loved this book It is beautiful to look at and helpful to read I know I'll be returning to it again and again


  6. says:

    I was attracted to this book because the photos appeared to be beautiful while flipping through it casually Reading it closely however it was appalling especially for the shameless constant cultural appropriation Each home's occupants had a spirit animal andor spirit plant There was discussion about smudging and how to make smudge sticks which they call home fragrance There were dream catchers hanging in windows decorative Buddha statutes sugar skulls etc The text is even worse than the images and consistently has phrases like I have a gypsy soul The individuals featured all appear to be white have jobs like sonic artist translating the plant's electromagnetic currents into musical notes and live in places like LA and Brooklyn It was cliche upon cliche of privilege and appropriation


  7. says:

    Beautiful and cool book Very well written especially for a decor book w fantastic pictures I like the organization of the book; in depth and personal vignettes within chapters of sub themed bohemian styles Totally inspiring and down to Earth which is not an easy balance to strike I ❤️ this book


  8. says:

    Turns out I am not a bohemian Now we know


  9. says:

    I love this The homes in it are fantastic While I found some of them a little busy for my home I did drastically increase the amount of plants in my house after I read this the first time I haven't tried any of the crafts but I do think I'll get my mother to teach me rug hooking so I can make a rug for my attic bedroom All in all a terrific home decor book


  10. says:

    Beautiful earthy and sensuous After some super long days at work it felt so nice to come home to this book and immerse myself in the warm and wonderful home environments Ms Blakeney has curated If ever I needed to feel affirmed in my personal tastes this book does the trick I don't think I'd realized there were so many others with similar kantha kilim fetishes cravings for All The Textiles plants a plenty incense burning and incessant desire for color This book felt like coming home and I loved it


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