I’m having such fun with our trip across the country in our American Design series. Taking a trip down memory lane and bringing out the Peace necklace, tie dye shirt and headband for our trip to California – Boho Style! My dear friend, Colleen, says, “If you wore it once you’re too old to wear it when it comes around again”. Taking those words of wisdom to heart (thank you, Colleen!) here’s my updated, fun and “grown-up” salute to this “classic retro” look!!
What designer comes to mind when you think groovy, reto chic? Jonathan Adler, of course! I sometimes find myself walking into his Newbury St., Boston store just to remind myself that design should be fun and always have that little surprise! Here are a couple of Jonathan Adler treasures to kick off our Boho design! Love, love, love the mappa burl top on this dining table. It’s “minimalist, maximalist, masculine and mod’! (Don’t you just love Adler – speak!)
I just came across this chair from West Elm and was so taken with it’s beautifully hand webbed seats. Functional and comfortable!!
A California blog just wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful chandelier from our friends at Kouboo. Patrice and Joey Gerber search the globe to find artisans that create their craft by hand. This Bubble Seashell chandelier is so airy and light!
Blue and white is always a great choice and this plate set from Modcloth has such a pretty variety.
Back to Jonathan Adler for the Mrs. Godfrey sofa. It’s minimalist, mid-century modern and just so relaxed and inviting! At 54″ wide it’s a great small scale sofa that doesn’t look like a basic loveseat!
The inset top and woven shelf on this A. Rudin square coffee table gives it a true artisan feel making it at home in your boho inspired living room.
When Justin and Jillian were little we would go to my husband’s family’s cottage in Wareham in the summers. There was a small wicker rocker that I just loved to sit in at night with my babies, and this Lullabye rocker by Lulu and Georgia reminds me of the feel of that rocker. It’s not wicker and wood, but its shape and softness are a perfect substitute for a California bungalow.
Global and colorful and comfy, Kathy Kuo Home has designed a beautiful chair to add a pop of color – the Cezanne print is just lovely!
I love it when I find a media cabinet that doesn’t look like a media cabinet. Who would think that this teak and marquetry cabinet would be fitted for all your electronic devices. Global Views has such a way of making the ordinary just a little bit different.
Coastal bedding and Serena and Lily just go hand in hand-and so is the case with this Catalina Duvet. I love the navy and white crisp, clean look!
Can’t you just picture the Catalina Duvet on this platform bed from pure Home?? Love the retro inspired legs on the platform base!
Add a few of these bohemian towels from Anthropologie and out our California Boho trip is complete!
California Boho, updated and fresh. I think even Colleen would approve!