“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
A home is where the heart is. A home is where you feel safe. A home is where families gather. As a young adult I have always been nomadic, moving from shell to shell almost as often as the passing of the seasons. Then came a career, a husband, and 3 lovely children, making me grow tiny roots at each of these fortunate events.
But a “voyageur” at heart remains that way a lifetime, and although our young family has now grown deep roots in both our community (and our children schools board of parents)…I still get, on the odd full moon, the call of wild and the whisper of countries far remote. *Note from the editor: dear husband, do not fear…my call of the wild involves your company!
“Today’s new Bohemians know how to create style on a shoestring, improvise furnishings from cast-offs and conjure magic from the mundane. Bohemian interiors flourish once more. The dictionary defines “bohemian” as an artist or writer, or anyone who sets social conventions aside.
Bohemian style means going your own way. It’s self-expression and creative energy; it’s caring less about what other people think and more about what you really feel. It is something made from nothing. Key elements are colour, textiles, beads, and collections from around the world, to name only a few.”
Whatever your definition of a home is it is …yours. And because it is your safe haven the rule book about decorating it should not apply…or at least not all of it. A bohemian decor is that exact carefree reflection, a vignette of the travels past and the future ones to come. An eclectic collection of memorabilia and heirlooms that make one’s home unique. Weathered wood and washed fabrics overlaid in a joyful (somewhat calculated) randomness.
“Less is never more for the true bohemian decorator. Walls are dense with art, mirrors and colour. Furnishings drip with strong graphics as well as soft layers.”