When we say that the rule is NO rule… this home is the perfect example. When I first came across these images, I catalogued them in the “bohemian decor” category, until I paid them a closer look.
In a happy mix of eras and styles, this home exudes personality and “joie de vivre“. Nature inspired curtains rub elbows with a pink damask Victorian chair. Elephants bow respectfully in front of an antique sideboard, niched in a receded library otherwise outfitted with very contemporary wooden shelves.
Pieces here find their origins in different countries: from Thailand to India, Morocco and the mall next door… Whatever pleased the homeowners sense of need and aesthetics, found a resting place in this luminous humble abode.
That kind of home inspires me deeply. If you saw my own house (some of you might have gotten a glimpse of it recently on Buk & Nola’s blog) you would notice that I sing to a somewhat different decor tune when comes time to bring in pieces into my own home… or does it?
On a smaller scale maybe, but on an odd day one can find my Staffordshire dogs hanging out with my comfy couch, my recycled boat wood bench, and my Mid-Century Modern mixed dining chairs. Would a world class designer tell me it “shan’t be done”? Maybe… but I happen to love every single item that made it up the narrow stairs to our home and well… I think they’re all very pretty together. So here you go.
But I am getting off topic here. Although our current home’s sneak peek shows us pieces from far away lands and epochs, there is still a common thread, found within the display of textures, motifs, and colours.
Crafty contraptions make daily life more fun and exotic in this home and should be a source of inspiration for all of us wanting to add a little pizzazz to our “builder special” cookie cutter homes.
Bits & pieces of romanticism added to a slew of stuffed animals make this little world traveller’s bedroom a safe and dreamy haven.
photos source: House to Home UK