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Montage: 14 Bohemian Style Patios

Everyone seems to be making more effort in turning outdoor spaces (they’re not longer just called backyards) into full-on, functional outdoor rooms.  While minimalist outdoor furniture alongside a sleek infinity edge pool is sublime, bohemian style patios are easier (cheaper) to create.

Gather color saturated accessories—an indoor/outdoor rug, modern patio chairs, Moroccan side tables, suzani and kilim cushions—plenty of plants (ferns, succulents, and cacti), and a fire pit, and you’ve just curated everything you need to create an outdoor space with a bohemian vibe.

It needn’t read total gypsy. Some of these boho backyards are pretty pulled together, with modern and contemporary elements, like wood-slat fencing and black walls. But overall, these bohemian style patios are laid back and romantic. Start dreaming up your own. (More boho decor posts with product suggestions to come.)

boho-backyard-jen-atkin photo by Phil Sanchez

Consort Design  •  Photo by Phil Sanchez   •  Domaine
Wood slat walls are hung with various outdoor plants on the bohemian style terrace of celebrity hair stylist and blogger Jen Atkin. There’s a potted cactus too, along with woven wicker seating, Moroccan coffee table, and Oriental carpet. The boho vibe was inspired by the homeowners’ travels to Morocco and Greece.


Consort Design •  Photo by Phil Sanchez   •  Domaine
A copper side table contrasts nicely with earthy turquoise pottery planter and weathered wood bench. An oversize juju hat wall hanging adds a healthy dose of color and even more texture.


Design Sponge At Home
From Design Sponge blogger Grace Bonney’s book, a bohemian style patio with black brick walls, suzani covered bench and plenty of plants.


Better Homes & Gardens
An otherwise classic porch gets a preppy-meets-gypsy treatment with hot pink accents, suzani pillows, and oversize rice paper pendant light.


The Design Files  •  Photo by Angelita Bonetti
Styling by Anna Flanders
Homeowners in Washington repurposed a vintage 1970s Austin bus as a hangout space in their backyard.


Justina Blakeney  •  Home Depot blog
Justina Blakeney transformed her patio into a bohemian style haven with a riot of color and pattern including a Moroccan style side table, lanterns, and planters.


El Mueble
Bamboo thatching provides cover for this deck overlooking a river. The magenta and red accessories and modern patio chairs pop against the worn wood.


Earthy toned kilim cushions on a built in bench add color and warmth to this pea gravel patio thatched roof cover. (image source unknown)

Justina Blakeney's Bohemian Style Patio

Justina Blakeney  •  The Jungalow
A suzani tablecloth, Panton chairs, and a colorful kilim runner turn blogger Justina Blakeney’s brick patio into a festive space for outdoor entertaining.


Design Vidal Interior Design
L.A. designers Karen and Guy Vidal created this boho style bluestone patio with built-in concrete furniture and fire pit by adding plenty of patterned cushions, pillows, and serape.


Casa Diez
A covered patio with boho vibes thanks to a lacey round jute rug over the terra cotta tiles, wicker patio furniture, suzani throw and pillows, capiz wind chime, and colorful modern patio chairs.


Decorate With Flowers
Decor8 blogger Holly Becker showcases beautiful spaces adorned with flowers, like this bohemian style patio with tented awning and bamboo fencing.


Stephen Shubel  •  House Beautiful
Al fresco dining in a California backyard made easy with a wooden bench draped with turquoise and violet bohemian style textiles.


Casa Bohemia: The Spanish Style House
This new book published by Rizzoli details laid back lifestyles filled with sophisticated bohemian interiors and exteriors.

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Montage: 18 Rooms with Woven Wall Hangings

In November I blogged about the revival of the house plant in contemporary decor. Today, it’s about another 1970s decorating phenomenon, woven wall hangings. Woven wall hangings, be they monochromatic macrame wall hangings that look like they came from camp or more involved multicolored multi-textured fiber art extravaganzas, or even just a flat weave rug on the wall with some string pulled out (seriously, I’ve seen that), are everywhere.

Yes, you can find  funky woven wall hangings at Urban Outfitters and several beautiful hand-woven tapestries at Anthropologie, and of course Etsy has a plethora of woven wall hangings. All this weaving is actually referred to as fiber arts by serious artists, and I believe the art is thriving.

When I was visiting a friend in NYC this fall, I noticed a little place on an Upper East Side side street that offered weaving classes. I have a design-oriented friend who was so inspired by the recent spate of wall hangings in decor that she bought her own loom! I can’t wait to see the results. My mother-in-law has a huge, wonderful loom in her attic (she was a weaver before she became painter); perhaps I can get her to stage a revival and whip me something up.

The fiber wall hangings look really beautiful in isolation. I have been tempted to purchase one. But then I wonder if I could really pull off the look. Will it look too wooly? Too hippie? Too trendy? Here are 18 rooms with woven wall hangings that get it right. If you’re interested, I’ll follow up next week with a buying guide. Here’s that buying guide: Get the Look: 18 Woven Wall Hangings.


Wall hanging in L.A. home of fashion designer/boutique owner Chay Wike
Interior design by Lauren Soloff and Chay Wike
Photo by Brittany Ambridge  •  Domino


Wool fiber wall hanging by Lisa Garcia of Sonadora x Urban Outfitters


Wall hanging in California home of Erin Taylor of Bustle Events
Photo by Jessica Burke  •   The Everygirl


Fiber & feather wall hanging in restaurateur Ali Cayne’s West Village bedroom
Photo by Brittany Ambridge  •  Domino


Large macrame wall hanging in Brooklyn home  •  Apartment Therapy

Wall hanging for Room 404 in ACE Hotel, Portland, Oregon.  

Wall hanging by Sally England  in the  Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon

wall-hanging- Smitten Studio & A Sunny Afternoon ABM

DIY Copper Wall Hanging  by  Smitten Studio


Vintage wall hanging in home of photographers Cody Cloud + Julia Galdo of JUCO
Design Sponge


Vintage wall hanging in LA home of artist Karen Kimmel
Photo by Sarah Shreves  •  Design Sponge


Wall weavings by Rachel of Smile & Wave in home of Arrow & Apple blogger
A Beautiful Mess


DIY tapestry wall hanging by Laura Gummerman  •  A Beautiful Mess


All Roads Mineral Collection


Macrame wall hanging in a room by Jenny J Norris Interiors


Wall hangings by fiber artist Julie of  Hazel & Hunter x Urban Outfitters


Wall hanging by Brooklyn-based Aussie weaver Maryanne Moodie


Sally England  •  Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon


Platform Pop Up Shop in LA by Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow


Lena Corwin x Urban Outfitters

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Montage: 56 Spaces Decorated with Giraffes

I think the first time I really noticed a giraffe from a design perspective (besides when I was at the zoo), was almost three years ago when my friend’s baby was chewing on a rubber one. You know it—the ubiquitous Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli. (If you’re not up on tot stuff, guarantee you’ll notice one tomorrow.) When Martha Stewart shared the cover of the September issue with a practically life sized stuffed giraffe in her grandchild’s nursery, I knew I was past due for a post. So, now six months later, I’ve finally pulled one together. My punishment for delay is your treat — I have over 50 images for you. I know a lot of other blogs have noticed the trend too, but I hope a bunch of these are new for you. There’s quite a few nurseries with giraffes, but plenty of grownup spaces too.


Sarah Brown •  The Coveteur


NYC home of Rachelle Hruska founder of Guest of a Guest
Photo by Kelly Stuart  • The Glow


Incorporated Architecture & Design


Bailey McCarthy Interiors • Design Sponge


Holly Marder • Houzz


 Styled Creative for Brown Betty Bakery • Photo by Alison Conklin


Molly Sims

A Parisian childcare center by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes


Studio Dror


Serena + Lily


Stylist Aurelie Lecuyer • ledansla


Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur


Broder Frauenglass Interiors


Stylist Marion Alberge  • Designer Muriel Cibot  • Photographer Cyril Robin


Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey


Madeline StuartElle Decor


Martyn Lawrence Bullard


Jonathan Adler


Single Stone Studios

Giraffe-nursery-liz-carroll-interiorsLiz Carroll Interiors

giraffe-jonathan-adler-palm-beachJonathan Adler

GIRAFFE BritHouse tour on Darling Darleen

GIRAFFE Ben_Watts-via the coveteur

Home of hair & makeup artist Joey Maalouf
Photo by Ben Watts for The Coveteur

GIRAFFE  blog.justinablakeney.comJustina Blakeney


Susan Currie Design

GIRAFFE house weird

Home of Paris designer Ora Ito via Sara’s Blog

GIRAFFE kids room via casaliscious

unidentifiedGiraffe KML design

KLM Design
Photographer Mikkel Adsbøl, • Stylist Katrine Martensen-Larsenn

Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi.

A manor house in NairobiGIRAFFE map crib

Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio

GIRAFFE orange headboard

Anne Hepfer

Giraffe DR



Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment • Elle Decor


Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

GIRAFFE Photograph by Mark Seelen in Australian Vogue Living

Photographer Mark Seelen for Australian Vogue Living

Designers Andrew Halliday and David Greer photo by thomas loof

Andrew Halliday and David Greer
Photographer Thomas Loof • House Beautiful


Sissy + Marley

GIRAFFE play area

Jennifer Pebbles


Pottery Barn Kids

Giraffe prints

The March Collective

GIRAFFE lulu DK schumacher

Lulu DK for Schumacher

GIRAFFE Rue Magazine (November 2012 Issue). Styling by Marysia Dobrzanska. Photography by Emily Johnston Anderson.

Rue Magazine
Stylist Marysia Dobrzanska • Photographer Emily Johnston Anderson

GIRAFFE sous style

L.A. home of stylist Juliet JerniganSous Style

GIRAFFE painting janet hill

Artist Janet Hill


Nina Garcia • Architectural Digest


Bo Bedre

Dinder House decorated by Ilse Crawford  • T Magazine


Darryl Carter


Robin Pelissier


Skona Hem
Sissy + Marley Nursery Concierge NYC Marco Ricca.

Sissy + Marley • Photographer Marco Ricca


Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur


Est Magazine


Rosenberry Rooms


 Ore Studios


Photographer Teri Lyn Fisher


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