Summer of Love, wistful romance in fashion and home

Soft, gauzy fabrics, crochet, laces, embroidery, all weave their way in to today’s fashion and home.

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Romantic off the shoulder lace dress at home in a pared down French provincial bedroom with soft damask, oil paintings and crystal chandelier. Simple elegance.

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Bohemian Fashion meets Bohemian Home

The abode of a free spirit.

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Coral Aztec skirt $38 T-shirt $18 Freeway crochet vest $52.  Maverick wrap with Mexican fire opal and blue topaz $198

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Boho_15.Simi Sue Tunic with red Buddha necklace $42. Boho Catalog

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Navajo Blush Peach Embroidered Henley Dress $78. Boho Catalog

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Earthen cotton wild turkey feather rose color t-shirt Napa designer made in CA  $88. Cocobelle necklace $32 Cocobelle sandals $132. Boho Catalog

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Easy fit strappy coral and blue print Maxi Dress with Beaded Scoop $52 Cocobell beaded sandal handmade leather $120. Boho Catalog

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Dance in Paris tunic dress with sweater $52. Boho Catalog 

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This reminds me of the sea, crisp white beaches contrasting with blue waters. Refreshing and tranquil.

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Navy Print long sleeve shirt dress $45. Handmade California designer. Lariat necklace with appetite blue $132. Boho Catalog

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Go bold! When you have the luxury of tall ceilings, you can play up the drama with massive art work that emphasizes the scale of the room.

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Hook & Loop crystal and deerskin necklace $155. Boho Catalog 

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Earthen Apparel. These shirts are for the bohemian spirit with an urban edge.  Focusing on original, detailed nature inspired graphic prints – showcasing the wondrous abstract patterns, shapes, and textures that are abundant in our natural environment. All natural unique t-shirts designed by Napa resident Kate Davis. Boho Catalog

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Ikat dress with belt $42. Boho Catalog

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The ultimate romantic dress. Boho Catalog

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Boho_19.This season it’s all about layers. We love to throw on a crochet with just about anything. Boho Catalog 

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Hot looks -Aztec inspired motifs and embroidery. Show off your legs in a mini! We love the weight and sophisticated look of this one, it comes with a lining. Boho Catalog

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Boho_37bLayered jewelry. Mix it up! More is more.

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Embrace pattern.

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A simple black tank accentuated by a cotton Fair Trade scarf and handmade lapiz tassel necklace. Boho Catalog

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These tie dye rayon shirts are sensual comfort. Handmade layered necklaces by Hook & Loop. If you want to order from us, simply call us at the store, we are happy to ship! 707-337-5870

 

 

Boho spring fashion meets home

Find boho apparel for sale on issuu.com search Boho Lifestyle. Our current spring catalog link is here. To order call 707-337-5870

Embrace the sun! Simple embroidered tunic over distressed jeans with a pair of easy to wear short cowboy boots. Napa chic.

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Fresh and sweet as a porcelain bathtub in nature.

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Interior Vignettes: Kitchens and Bathrooms in Black and White

Black and White Kitchen.

Clean and simple. Kitchens to inspire.

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Black grounds the base, stripped floors and white tiles keep it bright.

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Idea: concrete slab ledges

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10 Design Ideas to Create Dark and Moody Bedrooms and Bathrooms

A study of black and white in bedrooms and bathrooms. A compelling contrast of light and dark.

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IDEA: For a tranquil feel, keep furnishings low to the ground with blank wall space above.

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Hippy Chic in 2015

Bring it on! Yes, Bohemian 1970’s rocking, ethereal, zen is happening, now and in 2015. I will always be a Boho girl. I cut my teeth in the Hippydom capital of Berkeley as a young toddler then into the country we went. My mom bought a plot of property in a vast expanse of nothingness and with a building book and about five hand tools, often shirtless with a workmen’s belt slung over her bell bottomed jeans, she hammered the place together. It was a one room shingled house with a porch bigger than the dwelling. We had no running water or electricity. At night we read books by the light of kerosene lanterns, cooked our meals on a wood burning stove and listened to vinyl classical music records played on an antique wind-up Victrola record player.

Today, I’m the modern day version, a blend if you will of past and present. A free-spirited nature girl. I also have a little city sophistication running in my blood. My style in home design and fashion is a marriage of these worlds, upscale hippy chic you might say. But the ethos is from a deep place, a well I like to dip into from time to time, a place of serenity and love.

Here’s to cultivating peace in 2015 and rocking smashing good style while we’re at it!

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Northern California early 70’s (I’m the little girl, next to my dad in sunglasses)

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Boho is well traveled. The exotic and the natural intertwined.

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Obsession with all things neutral

The purist in me is drawn to shades of white with touches of earthy brown.

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A little fur does wonders in a neutral setting. 
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More decorating ideas for my dream home

Master Bedroom: Soft Mediterranean hues in pinks and blues – set upon a clean slate of white. Moroccan inspired touches, a gold gilded mirror, a pouff and a kilim rug.

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I’m infatuated with the idea of a large antique French gold gilded mirror propped up on the floor.

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I’m drawn to the bohemian feel of a mattress flung on the floor.

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Finally a new blog post, and it’s on my own dream home!

Sorry I have been terribly delinquent on posting. Things have been a hectic, Boho featured a Fashion Show last month, and the quake most recently shook us up.

I’m working on a remodel project for a built in 1950 (and featured in Sunset at the time). I want to share the process with you as we gut this simple home, drawing out the beauty that lies hidden within. Starting with…idea boards! Here’s my inspiration behind the rooms.

I’ve become obsessed with industrial steel windows, and hugely disappointed to find out that the cost way exceeds out budget. Instead, I’ve been scouring the salvage yards for large simple wood grid pane windows, which I have discovered I love just as much.

The look:

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Industrial steel in the bathroom- I was lucky and scored a 5′ black grid window at Urban Ore in Emeryville for $65 for our guest bathroom.

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Bathroom inspiration:

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I’m a bath girl, love me a claw foot tub! Which is exactly what I found, refurbished on Craigs list.

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Copper pipe running up the wall for the shower. Brilliant.

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When I discovered cement tiles in Buenos Aires it was lust at first site. We are using a soft gray white version of these in the guest bath. Perfect with the cast iron sink I scored!

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Pedestal sink, yes please! I found a cast iron beauty at the junk yard to match my tub.

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Paint scheme: Soft, refreshing neutrals

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Saltillo Tiles: For the rest of the downstairs I’ve chosen octagon shaped saltillo tiles, inexpensive beauty at its best.

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Staircase: I decided to go with painted wood. I’ve decided on a blue gray palette.

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Thanks to those of you sticking through the thick and thin with me on the sporadic blogs! If you want to check out the fashion show here’s a link to the event.

Beautiful Boho, A touch of Turquoise

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Dream location to read and daydream.

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Vintage Turquoise.

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