You may have noticed the bright blues of indigo and the tribal patterns of black and white mud cloth sneaking into all of your most recent fav home tours. These patterns are doing heavy duty in the Bohemian Home Decor scene right now.
We believe these african textiles are equally at home when at play in the modern farmhouse, early twentieth century cottage and even in your classic east coast traditional. So if you aren’t living in the land of Sunny Southern California with washed out white walls, don’t let it stop you from getting the look in your space!
Our vintage African textiles and pillows add a layer of global boho appeal and classic indigo in any atmosphere. They are soft, faded and familiar like you’ve had them for ages, bringing a depth to your room.
Not sure how to incorporate it in to your home, let us illustrate!
It’s time to start thinking about where everyone is going to sleep and turning the room where you’ve been opening the door and just throwing stuff in, in to a real place where people could sleep. Once at the accessory level, I’d suggest this little guy,
Sometimes the flea market is overflowing with great things, sometimes its a bit scant– we all know this. Here are a few notable things from our trip to the flea market at the NC Fair Grounds in Raleigh.
I’ve been to Carol Patterson’s booth at the Raleigh flea twice and both times I’ve been tempted. Carol has an eclectic mix and I like that. Carol has four spaces at the Granddaddy’s Antiques Mall in Burlington, NC if you’re ever around. Granddaddy’s says they are the “Largest in the Carolinas”, two acres of treasure. These are Carol’s pieces at the flea,
Oh, this color blue would draw anyone in to the booth, there was actually a low dresser available to match this one,
The rug is from 1960s Vietnam. The colors were vivid and it looked perfect displayed over the blue dresser.
The industrial look still rules and there were some good stools there but no mates in sight,
We love a lot of layer and texture in our homes. Adding a vintage piece as an accent chair is a great trick to achieve this. It creates warmth, depth and interest to an overall room scheme. If you are seeking a casual and eclectic aesthetic, one thing to keep in mind is the mix! This maximalist approach requires mastering a combination of complimentary colors, textures and styles from multiple eras. You don’t want to lean too mid-century by placing all large pieces from the same era into one room, but a vintage accent piece is a step in the right direction!
Practice mixing up eras and styles by selecting a traditional if not timeless anchor in your sofa, then layer on a more brilliant selection with your side chairs and accessories. Don’t forget to pull in some organic textures by selecting woods and grasses, and you don’t have to shy away from color either. If it feels overwhelming, just have a look at how we’ve done it here, as each of us were challenged to design around a Chairish accent chair.
I don’t live in CA but I love a SoCal look that is modern, bohemian, eclectic and laid back. Achieving SoCal cool is my objective here.
If taking advice from Billy Baldwin, which we all should, his suggestion is that your large pieces of furniture sit quietly permanent, while your floating chairs are free to be brilliant. With this design board, I took the nod, (well – assuming that a light pink sofa is “quietly permanent”) and I paired it with some candy colored accessories. The overall on-trend indigo theme keeps the looked pulled together, and all of that colorful garnish gives off an eclectic warmth. Using a disciplined color palette creates a cohesive design while mixing pieces and patterns that span time and culture.
I went to the flea market in Raleigh this past weekend and thought I’d share,
This antique dresser makes an excellent bath vanity, marble already on top.
Set of three mid century upholstered chairs, with chrome and teak arms. Made in High Point, NC
Cool rope daybed, how about topped with a french cushion in a living room, library, bedroom
mod green swivel chairs,
shoulda bought this, my immediate instinct was in a little boys room, I’m thinking a striped duvet and mount this striking scene on dark walls
I met this guy in my stroll around. His name is Titus and he is enormous, two year old Great Pyrenees/lab mix. His Mom & Dad rescued him in Missouri but we have a Great Pyrenees rescue right here in NC. You probably have one in your state too.
a sea of chairs,
Again shoulda bought this little slice of folk art,
vintage shave kit, very smart on display in a bath
Southern California continues to impress itself into my heart and as it is becoming more and more my home, it’s moments like these where I’m grateful we found one another.
It’s not a rare occasion that one might hop over to Craigslist and be totally bowled over with awesomeness.
My home is full to the brim and the dude and I just signed on for another two year lease, so we won’t be looking to fill any space soon. So, I have nothing else to do with my finds other than to share them with you, and plead that you please buy them and then tell me all about what it is like to live with the following.
You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but this is two pieces of a dream. I can picture this swathed in pillows of textiles from all over the globe, starting first with a big fat french mattress on top. It shall sit upon a grouping of layered kilim and bright leafy green plants will shower their vines above it while the warm California sun pours through the window onto perfectly white walls. Ugh, seriously. I’m tempted to get them even though I’m fresh out of space. I can use them as a platform bed under our king, just to store them away until we have the room. Lord knows, I could use the extra storage.
So, you may or may not think much of the Franco Albini ottoman for $195. It’s a pretty good price for this classic piece. Sarah hyped them to us them here. Alongside the chair for $35, I’ll take it!
Now, there is also yellow version for the more practical of you, with deeper pockets – but I died over the pink. So, I just showed this couch to Heffe. Incredibly his response was that we need a bigger house. Then we went on to discuss the man-cave, and we talked about how I know that he’d never agree to live with this pink velvet fringe couch in the main living area no matter how much bigger of a house we get — and so if dudes get a man cave, where is the girl cave? That’s sexist. I protest. I want a girl cave… and I want to decorate it just like I Dream of Jeannie. I’ll start with that $400 investment.
This may not look like much due to the poor photography… but it’s a whole couch for $300 which I think is a steal for a sofa and the english roll arm is such a classic shape that is really having a moment right now. How could you go wrong? If I was just starting out in LA like the poor girl that I was both times that I just started out in LA, I’d snatch this thing up and toss some casters onto the feet. If it’s worth anything in its frame (and it sounds like it could go either way in the description), you can have it recovered once you get your LA legs!
This dude is making these custom to your order for $300. I’m not sure I’d actually pull the trigger on it, but I coudn’t help myself when it comes to dreaming. In a parallel universe, I’d hit him up and hang this over the bed.
Okay, lastly, and then I’ll quit torturing myself with unrequited love, this chrome credenza is a mere $115 and I promise you that it will make a statement in the right room. If you need to move with the trends then you might wish it was brass or, I hear copper is on the up and up. But perhaps some of you dudes out there are still stuck on that classic atomic aesthetic and chrome gets you excited. Me personally, I like to mix a lot of different eras together, and I think that a little piece like this could be warmed up with a little styling. It’d look good with a little bar action.
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