Boho refers to a style represented by people who reject traditional trends and embrace a nomadic and artistic lifestyle. It can be reflected through both clothing and the home. Though it dates back to the 1800s, it became widely popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s, then again in the mid 2000s. The style has evolved to an elevated class, taking on a combination of ethnic and modern elements. Here’s how to achieve the new boho look in your home.
As those of you who’ve been reading my posts for a while know, I’m a big fan of using unadorned materials in interior décor. I love when design incorporates items that serve a purpose and don’t need to be covered up or disguised. I suppose it’s a deconstructive take on “form follows function”. When I find great examples of this, I can’t wait to share them with all of you. Today, I’m taking a look at exposed ventilation ducts—something I live with every day in my own home.
A trend that we see popping up everywhere is open shelving in the kitchen. It’s not a brand new concept, but one that is being embraced more and more. Some homeowners are all about it, but some don’t see the need. It does seem to limit storage space. So why do we love this trend?
To me, a perfectly designed space means nothing if there’s no demonstration of personality. Showing your personality in a room can be done in a number of ways, but my favorite way is through accessories—it’s what takes a plain, boring space and makes it shine. By identifying the types of things that make you happy you can discover how to create a space that reflects you.
Hooray! Metallics are still dominating the trends! I hope it never ends because they’re the perfect neutral with a touch of glamour and pop. Metallics are chameleons in that they are very versatile and can be used in a variety of styles and paired with various colors. The perfect way to get in on the trend is to add some accessories into your space. They will freshen it up without breaking the bank. Here’s how to do it.
Nothing says summer living like a beautiful deck. Decks are what lazy weekend BBQs are made of (or, more accurately, made on). No matter the size or design, a deck can create an enjoyable outdoor living space with only a few key pieces – comfortable furniture, soft lighting, and potted plants.
People move, renovate, and redecorate in the quest for more storage. It almost seems like we can never have enough. The simplest solution is to pare down of course, but a good piece of furniture with ample storage space is helpful for containing the rest.
I’m not a home chef. I’m not even much of a competent cook—one of my better half’s favorite stories is about the time I ruined a pan while simply boiling water. But he is a whiz in the kitchen and when we built our house a few years ago, one of his requirements was a spacious kitchen with all the necessary elements. One of those elements was an efficient layout.
Springtime brings along the spirit of renewal to Milan, announcing the opening of the annual Design Week in the city. This famous event attracts the international design scene: companies and brands, galleries, top designers, architects and design friends, who gather from around the world to take part in the bustling events. We’ve picked our favorite installations, exhibits and places to see in Milan.
When considering what pattern to decorate with in the bedroom, florals tend to come to mind for more traditional spaces. Men usually don’t like this trend, unless it’s a modern take on a flower. But a pattern that can satisfy anyone – male or female, young or old – is the classic stripe.