Emily's world of Bohemian Modern is a very fun and vibrant place to be - filled with a fabulous mix of pattern, texture, color, and 1970's chic! It is a study in the juxtaposition of old and new elements - that wonderful combination of vintage and modern details that work so perfectly together.
The book begins with a very detailed look at each of the basic design elements that make up the Bohemian Modern design style. From textiles and house plants to styling and collecting, Emily shares her tips for incorporating each of these facets of design into a pretty and practical interior. Emily really understands that in addition to being beautiful, a home must be truly livable. This is evidenced in her sage advice on how to incorporate the items of everyday life into one's home styling.
Emily also believes that great design need not cost a fortune. She demonstrates how being creative can be just as effective as spending a ton of cash. Case in point, the lovely display cabinet shown at the top of this post was built from old salvaged doors and windows.
To showcase how all these elements come together, Bohemian Modern takes the reader on a tour of thirteen stunning homes. It is fascinating to see each homeowner's unique take on the boho-modern style. I just loved this old garage that was transformed into a bright and whimsical retreat...such a fun mix of brightly patterned pillows, vintage furniture, a floral rug and even a disco ball!
The "technicolor Home", a 19th century former factory in the Netherlands, is another personal favorite of mine. How cool are the pretty, pastel lanterns hung like a chandelier over the dining table!
And if bright, eye-popping colors are not your thing, Emily provides many examples of how the Bohemian Modern approach can work with a more subdued and tranquil palette. I just adore the combination of the worn wood planked floors next to that glossy, sleek white fridge...
Bohemian Modern is such a pretty and informative book! Well done, Emily!