Boho Style is the 2018 interiors trend which isn’t a trend… or at least not a new one… It has been around for centuries and continues to hold a special place in many hearts and homes. From top UK interior designers such as Robert Kime and furniture and fabric designers Soane to intrepid and stylish hunter gatherers, such as Francesca Gentilli, Lucy Ferguson (East London Parasol Company) and Yonder Living, there is renewed focus on designs from North Africa, India, South America and Indonesia.
What better way to start the New Year than with the promise of inviting colours, textures and patterns. Not only that, but there are some newly published Boho interiors books and holiday ideas too. So relax and read on… the sun is always shining on the blog!
If, like me, you are a lover of Millennial Pink, then I think you are going to like this upbeat cocktail of coral/mandarin and much deeper pink colour thread. I know it’s not Pantone’s 2018 colour trend Ultra Violet – but this is Boho, it has its own style direction… For Hibiscus flower-inspired walls, check out paint from Little Greene’s Orange Aurora (21), Dulux’s Berry Smoothie or Annie Sloane’s new wall paint Antoinette.
Ingredients for Boho interior decorating
Boho Style is a form of decorating that has enticed students and Nomadic souls for generations. Treasures from overseas travels are layered in a riot of pattern and colour along with collections, pictures and books. A decent fireplace with substantial log pile (preferably stacked by year) doesn’t go amiss either. Although, there aren’t that many decorative elements to this look, it isn’t one that is put together in an instant. It evolves over time and improves with age.
There are some fantastic rugs on the high street. There’s even one sold by La Redoute that has its own Instagram account (@the_la_radoute_rug). However, Francesca Gentilli sources the most beautiful vintage rugs imaginable and also specialises in off-the-peg and bespoke rugs from Morocco, India and Peru.
Textiles and throws
Pleated or handpainted card shades are perfect for a bit of Boho lighting. The reason for the cost of a pleated shade is the time and fabric spent making them. The finest example is this vintage silk sari one from Nushka who also sell other beautiful home accessories. Take a look too at OKA (number one UK cushion purveyors!) or alternatively you could maybe make one – there are YouTube tutorials…
Every boho fashionista in town was sporting one of these last summer and I have got a feeling will be doing so again this year. Surprisingly practical for handbag/shopping situations…
Love this swishy crepe de chine Modern Boho Kaftany gown! Prabal Gurung SS17 Spring collection.
Inspirational Boho interiors
Boho boutique hotels in Morocco
Jasper Conran’s Hotel Marrakech
El Fenn Hotel Marrakech
Under the sun
I adore Lucy Ferguson’s garden parasols from her East London Parasol Company. They have been lovingly sourced and would turn a humble courtyard or balcony into your very own corner of paradise…
Haute Bohemians for the library
If nothing else, grab a cup of coffee and check out some more inspirational Bohemian interiors in these two new books:
Thank you so much for reading. To be honest, this could have been a box set of Boho blogs as there is so much out there, but I have decided to contain myself on this occasion to just one! If you have enjoyed this and would like to receive email alerts for future posts, then please press the large blue ‘Follow’ button either at the beginning or end of a post. With many thanks, Charis x