LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the “New Bohemians” as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and expats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their lives, including their homes.
With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. Which is your style?
The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West Coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a plant-o-pedia offer insight into achieving this aesthetic.
Blakeney writes in her introduction, “We bohemians chase free wi-fi, we blog from Brooklyn Laundromats, and we check our e-mail barefoot in Tulum. We arrive early to flea markets but late to farmers markets. We are vintage hounds. We are resourceful and profoundly creative. We are boutique owners and bloggers, mothers and makers, entrepreneurs and expats, chefs and consultants, fathers and urban farmers, doulas and dancers, collectors and creators, designers and dreamers.”
In addition, each home is accompanied by an “adopt an idea” section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
Hardcover, 304 pages