17 Stylish Boho-Chic Designs
A little eclectic, a little modern, but always vintage, check out favorite designs from my portfolio.
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November 25, 2014
A collection of flea market art is hung to create a gallery effect and adds so much personality to a space. This bright and airy room has huge pops of indigo, turquoise and hot pink that helps the eye bounce around the room, creating a bright color layer. The large fig tree acts as a sculpture and grounds the corner of the room.
Branches have a lot of bang for their buck when styling a room. In pruning season they are cheap, abundant, last well over a week and make a huge impact in a space. Next time you want flowers to dress a room, consider branches.
The small sunroom is given a burst of color and pattern with the vintage-inspired carpet and '50s vinyl chairs. Simple sheers have been added to the entryway for privacy and separation.
A collection of beautiful things is styled with balance and contrast. The white and blue vases and objects feel collected over time and the composition is not symmetrical, yet completely balanced. Stacks of books ground each shelf, but by staggering them it creates visual balance.
A casual breakfast nook is styled very naturally as if someone was just there. The earthiness of the rustic table and breadboards is contrasted with the bright green vinyl chairs and graphic mid-century wine rack. A breakfast nook is the perfect place to add a small playful art vignette while you sip your morning coffee.
A collection of pretty white pottery and rocks on this vignette is quickly contrasted by a leaning flea market painting and industrial metal stencil. A large bundle of wild flowers is a very cheap and easy way to utilize a large vessel. It doesn't always have to be roses. Go for the weeds.
This youthful vignette is created by pairing a white lacquer modern piece with a collection of vintage school maps, globes and ephemera. The turquoise and red color palette is bold, fresh and exciting. The metal chair, typically used outside, brings in an extra dose of whimsy.
This eclectic collection of vintage objects is made cohesive with a color palette of black, white and navy. The vintage light hangs haphazardly giving off a very effortless style, and the collection of leaning art is both relaxed, yet intentional.
A great mix of styles in this vignette is grounded with natural elements and a bright color scheme. A vintage console acts as storage and a bar and is made less serious with a whimsical flea market dog portrait and a modern white metal lamp. The branch leaning in acts like an organic sculpture and brings life into this vignette.
A large painting makes a statement and is balanced out with a large vintage chandelier that is big, but clear so not block the light source. The table is styled naturally in a 'pre-party' that gives an unfussy vibe to the dining room.
This dining room/workspace is kept neutral and light while the pop of the antique Chinese indigo rug grounds the space and creates the color story. The tablescape is styled with natural elements: a fig branch clipped from the yard, some antlers and beautiful bronze candelabra. This room is a great eat/workspace, which adds function to a typically less used dining room.
A bedroom is the perfect place to use some restraint with color and styling. Creating a quiet space visually helps quiet the mind, too. The headboard is made simply by wrapping batting and then fabric around a large inexpensive piece of plywood and using a staple gun to attach it. The piece is trimmed it out with aged brass upholstery nails to tie in with the brass detailing on the nightstand.
This is a great example of a styled shot that looks effortless. This artist workspace is comfortable and unpretentious, propped with a vintage Polaroid camera and sculptural flowers in a mug. Remember, as long as it holds water, it can hold flowers. It doesn't always have to be a vase.
This eclectic mix of styles is a great combination of contrasting shapes, colors and tones. The large graphic vintage Swiss flag is the focal point and is balanced out by an organically shaped cowhide rug on the floor. The combination of square and round in the space looks eclectic, but not junky. The space is grounded with a vintage modern navy sofa that creates a cool toned color story that is balanced out with the warm tones of the wood and leather.
The white lacquer sideboard adds modernity and freshness to the vintage chairs and antique farm table. A mood board is created with navy linen over a large corkboard and adds interest and energy into the room while still being functional for the creative owner.
The wall above the mantel is the focal point in this living room. The composition of art is balanced, yet feels collected over time. Trying to create a perfect symmetrical composition with different shapes and sizes can make a collection look stiff. Go for a more organic composition that creates a sculpture-like shape on the wall to look more interesting and give more personality to the room.
A neutral color palette of whites, blacks and woods creates a relaxing sunny office.