Bohemian chic, when the runway takes over your home

Coachella and other festivals had big impacts on fashion designer and inspired a lot of collections lately! So much so that it is taking over interiors and outdoors… Bohemian style is all about plants, flowers, colors, patterns  and texture; to keep it chic and glamorous, the best is to not overdo it. If not carefully selected and mixed, bohemian can look messy and overwhelming. Bohemian, is also a lifestyle, a relaxed, low-key way of living; therefore, the way the furniture and accents are displayed plays an important role in the styling of your boho chic space. Hope the images below will inspire you and help you create a bohemian and chic home.

 

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12-cozy-bright-living-room              Credit: thefoxandshe.com/bohemian-home-decor/

 

13-eclectic-bohemian-kitchen              Credit: thefoxandshe.com/bohemian-home-decor/

 
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b8a1481fffa03856cb8e7368ac56b1fa                          Credit: Amber Interiors via mydomaine.com

 

 

bohemian bathroom                 Credit: kitchenwalls.nl via Pintere

 

bohemian outdoor                  Credit: lemme-holla-at-you via Pinterest

 

 

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bohemian pool                                     Credit: Style Estate via Pinterest

 

 

boho bathroom                 Credit: Thedesignfiles.net

boho theatre                 Credit: Architectural Digest

 

 

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greenery-645x397 Credit: Martin Lawrence Bullard design via Pinterest

 

 

jamie chung living room Credit: thedecorist.com / Jamie Chung Home designed by Ashley Redmond

 

 

jessica alba bedroom    Credit: mydomaine.com / Jessica Alba Home designed by Mat Sanders

 

IMG_5770                                           Credit: Static1.squarespace.com via Pinterest

 

 

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Credit: Sarah Sherman Samuel via Pinterest

 

 

jessica alba outdoorCredit: mydomaine.com / Jessica Alba Home designed by Mat Sanders

 

 

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main.original.640x0c nursery Credit: mydomaine.com via Pinterest

 

 

playroom boho          Credit: stylemepretty.com

 

 

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20 stunning pool area inspirations

Summer is fast approaching, so it is about time to revamp your outdoors and here are some inspirations to get the most enviable pool of the neighborhood. Everything goes with nature, so think outside the box and play with colours, patterns, shapes, art, flowers and plants to create your perfect retreat.

 

1/ Asian inspired : Artsy, uncluttered and modern white furniture for a zen pool

ando studio poolCredit: Ando Studio.

 

2/ Create your life-size aquarium with an above-ground pool!

Above ground for a human-sized aquarium style

 
3/ Colorful accents and hanging chairs for a bohemian chic style

Bohemian:Chic pool                                   Credit: Style Estate via Pinterest.

 
4/ Curtains, wooden furniture and a fireplace make for timeless and elegant pool area

50 Stunning Outdoor Living Spaces @styleestate                                   Credit: Style Estate via Pinterest

 

 

5/ Copper and brass lanterns, patterned tiles, mosaics and luscious plants for an oriental oasis

copper and gold Lanterns and luscious plants and mosaicsfor a morrocan vibe                       Credit: Priceypads.com via Pinterest.

 

 

6/ Build a partly elevated pool floor to add furniture in the pool and create a surrealist landscape

$100,000 Bungalow Bliss Package Offered at Delano South BeachCredit: Delano Hotel, South Beach via kiwi collection.com.

 

 
7/ Rocks, cascade, plants and a fire pit to create a cosy, countryside, retreat

50 Stunning Outdoor Living Spaces @styleestate                                       Credit: styleesteate.com.

 

 
8/ Cypresses, stone wall, and Mediterranean jars for a Tuscan look

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9/ Play with lighting – There are so many outdoor lighting options and it has the power to transform your “meh” outdoor into a glamorous one.

Lights for a touch of glamour and midnight dips
Credit: Anthony Exter via Pinterest.

 

 
10/ Create your Meditteranean retreat with orange trees, and greek-temple style pool house

30 Serene Outdoor Living Spaces - Style Estate -

Credit: Style Estate via Pinterest.

 

 

11/Black and white stripes for an unexpected chic and timeless outdoor

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Credit: CB2.

 

 

 

12/ Red is the new standard to add color to contemporary outdoors

taiwana_02Credit: Taiwana Hotel, St Barts.

 

 
13/ Colourful patterns, curtains and chic lighting for sophisticated and glamour outdoor

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14/ Decorate with balls in the pool and outside

54c0cc42ef996_-_18-hbx-walter-lamb-vintage-patio-furniture-griffith-0608-s2Credit: House Beautiful / Design: Jay Griffith.

 

 

15/ White airy curtains and light wood for an ethereal feel

54c0cc4283fc3_-_16-hbx-poolside-gauzy-curtains-brockschmidt-coleman-0808-xln                                        Credit: House Beautiful/ Design: Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman.

 
16/ A perfectly landscaped garden and touches of yellow for a Palm Beach style outdoor

54c0cc4735163_-_hbx-yellow-pool-furniture-carrier-0913-s2Credit: House Beautiful/ Design: Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller

 

 

17/ Make it a fun pool with a statement pool float and colorful floating accents

swan-float-2Credit: Lovely Indeed via Pinterest.

 

 

18/ Shades of blue to reflect the pool and the sky, what more natural?

blue decorCredit: House Beautiful/ Design: Kim Coleman and Michele Green.

 
19/ Casually placed outdoor pillows on the floor for a cosy and laid-back style

pillows on the floorCredit: House Beautiful/ Design: Markham Roberts.

 
20/ Try and mix orange accents with the  blue waters of the pool and you’ll discover  a true match!

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Credit: JANUS et Cie.

How to make the most of your load-bearing column?

Unfortunately, sometimes, engineering and technology, gets in the way of your perfect home design. Imagine, this beautiful space where you could create your dream home, if only, you could take down this one column (or more) in the middle of the room… Fortunately, creative minds, find a way to make the most of these annoying columns and use them as design elements. First, you have to think about furniture placement around these to optimize the space, then you have to find a way to make the most of it by finding a column design that will either take the room to another level, or make it as discreet as possible. Here are some the best ideas of load-bearing columns I have selected for you.

 

 Use it as a display niche, to place art, flowers, pictures etc…
Make it part of room and use it to define a room; i.e: to separate the kitchen from the dining room .
 Make it match other pieces of furniture to create symmetry and harmony

 

 

Use a different material to perfect a style
Use a different style that contrasts with the rest of the room for an eclectic and edgy design

 

 

Column-ideas_exterior-grass-covered-column.jpgUse it outdoor or indoor to create a green wall (so trendy these days) – Design: Harold Leidner Landscape Architects/Credit: popartdecorations.com

 

 

Add them to add character and authenticity to an otherwise very modern and simple decor.
To perfect a mediterranean style.

 

 

Use them to add grandeur and elegance to your home.
…Still hate it and want to make it as discreet as possible?  Then, first,  choose a classic style column design and work with your structural engineer or architect to discuss how large and how simple they can be .

Available Column Stylescredit: columnsandbalustrades.com

Then, carefully pick a paint and finish for a polished, simple and sophisticated look. I would usually advise for a matte finish.

 

exposed-brick-ideasCredit: http://www.home-designing.com

HDPColumns300x348                                                                                          Credit: columnsandbalustrades.com

FullSizeRender 3Credit: Elledecor.com via Kevin O’Gara (@kfogara Instagram).

Incorporating gold and brass in your decor

One of the 2016 design trends is the comeback of metallics, especially brass and copper. For a while contemporary interiors did not have those last two, as they were categorized as “old-fashion” materials that will not blend well in modern interiors. Even more classic interiors were styled with silver and chrome to give a more modern feel. However, in today’s designs we see them more and more and its all in the details… Subtlety is key to incorporate those materials and colours to create a contemporary, glamour and sophisticated interior. Here are some the best designs with brass and gold, room by room.

1/In the bedroom

RH bedroom2Delicately incorporated in the furniture for a more vibrant style – Credit: Restoration Hardware

chambre epureJust a simple detail (side table lamp) for a more polished look – Credit: Ando Studio

2/ The living room

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Simple, yet sophisticated when subtly added in the details (thin table frame, thin floor lamp), to remind a beautiful massive statement piece (here the ceiling lamp)- Design/credit: Studio McGee

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Be bold by choosing gold and brass accent furniture and tone it done it down with more neutral larger pieces. Design/Credit: Ando Studio

3/ Dining room

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Pick a gold statement piece of furniture to create an instant “wow” effect – Credit: ByKoket.com

fe69c462c3df48db7c9aa92679b61077                        Adds sophistication to pastels – Stay Chairs by Nika Zupanc for Sé

4/ Kitchen

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Contemporary and sophisticated with dark grey –  Credit: House Beautiful

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Brings elegance and warmth in a white transitional kitchen – Credit/Design: Decorpad.com/Nicole Davis Interiors

5/ Bathroom

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With subway tiles for a contemporary and edgy look – Credit: Bjurfors.se

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Gold sink + gold details for a bolder and refined bathroom – credit: Maddux Creative

6/Baby, child and teen rooms

TN15_054_simeon_bedroom.jpgHere, it adds glamour and helps create a rock chic style to this teen girl bedroom – Credit: Restoration Hardware (RH Teen)

s15_168_callum_platform  To perfect industrial and add sophistication – Credit: Restoration hardware (RH Baby & Child)

f60f9102515d4fe33f5b19e31e9a3fc9                           To add edginess to a vintage style girl nursery – credit: project nursery.com

7/ Office
Xavier-Lust-SalonArtDesignCubeMe1To step up your game with a statement office desk / Design: desk Gold Graph by Xavier Lust (via cubeme.com)

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To add instant glamour for a fashionista’s office – Design: Laurel&Wolf (via mydomaine.com)