When Shauna sent me a note saying she needed help refreshing her living room, and that she loved the vintage bohemian vibe, I was super pumped for this project! She already had several pieces, both furniture and art, that she wanted to continue using, but was looking to freshen up the space and incorporate some pink.
Before Pictures and the "Keep List"
From these "before" pictures, she wanted or needed to keep the following:
- Coffee Table
- Beige Chair and Ottoman
- Art over Sofa
- Black and White Syracuse Street Name Art
- Blue and White Cabinet (open to painting)
- Starburst Mirror
- Vintage Rug (not shown in pictures)
The client also had a pink heart print she wanted to use and requested a silhouette of her puppy, Abe, be incorporated.
Achieving Bohemian Style
When trying to achieve an eclectic, bohemian feel the key is to layer things in a way that feels collected and accumulated but not cluttered. To accomplish this, quality and authenticity are incredibly important! While rattan and kilim patterns are en vogue right now, choosing vintage items rather than reproductions helps to establish a rich, storied environment. A few original paintings balance the pop art and adding plants is a must for any bohemian inspired room.
When searching for vintage furniture, art, and accessories, Craigslist, Etsy, Chairish, and 1st Dibs are all great places to start.
The mood board we sent the client shows new and "new vintage" items mixed with the furniture and art from their "keep list". Rearranging, painting furniture, and some new textiles can go a long way in updating a room!
I can't wait to share pictures of the finished room once it all comes together, but for now, here are some links to shop this look for your own home!