Bohemian interiors

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The Bohemian interior style is trending in a big way at the moment.  The recent movie “The Kings Speech” the speech pathologists rooms/house featured a bohemian style of interior – the aged patina wall, the well worn antique couch…..  What is Bohemian? 

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians can be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.

In modern usage, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives. The adherents of the “Bloomsbury Group“, which formed around the Stephen sisters, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf in the early 20th century, are among the best-known examples. The original “Bohemians” were travelers or refugees from central Europe (hence, the French bohémien, for “gypsy”).
Reflecting on the fashion style of “boho-chic” in the early years of the 21st century, the Sunday Times thought it ironic that “fashionable girls wore ruffly floral skirts in the hope of looking bohemian, nomadic, spirited and non-bourgeois“, whereas “gypsy girls themselves … are sexy and delightful precisely because they do not give a hoot for fashion” [1]. By contrast, in the late 19th century and first half of the 20th, aspects of Bohemian fashion reflected the lifestyle itself.

My thoughts:

The Bohemian Interior is expressive, colourful, often rich jewel or muted colours, beautifully textured hand designed fabrics, vibrant, a unique mish mash collection of treasures, golds, pewters, antiques.  A style that fuses old with new and east with west.

At the moment I’m just loving this style, maybe its the gypsy in me!  Why don’t you bring some Bohemian style into your world today?