Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Book Review: The New Boho Book




I have been a passionate follower and reader of Justina Blakeney's blog over the past few years. I love her unconventional style, her eclectic collections, her love for plants and colors. She is a sort of a beacon who reminds me that styling a home is a personal matter, it allows for all aspects to be included that reflect your personality, it is your playground to get creative. She is something like the antidote to the overstyled interiors devoid of personality as seen in some glossy interiors magazines. All those inspirations, ideas and decor tips including some cool and simple DIY ideas are now condensed in one wonderful book: The New Bohemians - Cool & Collected Homes, shot by the impeccable Dabito (have I mentioned I am a fan of his work too?).



The New Boho Book takes us on a tour through various cool and collected homes. By guiding us through inspiring real homes, Justina highlights the aspect that boho or bohemian is not a fixed, determined term. It is not you are either boho or not. Bohemians come in various forms of expression and intensity if you want so: You could be the modern, the earthy, the folksy, the nomadic, the romantic or the maximal bohemian. After going through the entire book you are tempted to look around you and ask yourself: Am I a bohemian?



If someone asked me to define my bohemian style after consulting The New Bohemians, I'd say I'm a modern bohemian with slight influences of the earthy bohemian. What exactly defines those styles? Well, I think you simply have to grab a copy of this amazing book and look it up for yourself!

Photography: First pic by Igor Josifovic, others by Dabito 




15 comments :

  1. Am I a bohemian? I really have no idea but I love this style! Beautiful pictures, especially with the cactus plants! In short, a wonderful book :-)
    Greetings from Holland.
    Marloes

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    1. It is a very inspiring book Marloes! I think my favorite blogger book so far!!

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  2. eindeutig ein must-have ! lg, Anette

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    1. Das Buch wird dir auf jeden Fall gefallen, Anette!

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  3. I think I need to keep my eyes open for that book in bookshops around here. Actually, my relationship with bohemian style can be complicated because I usually love the textiles; love all those patterns, but some of these bohemian homes I see online are very often way too cluttered for my taste. I don't do clutter! Is there such a thing as snobbish bohemian? That's probably me ;-)

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    1. You'll see, there is a bohemian style that will resonate to you! For sure;-)

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  4. Δεν θα έλεγα οτι ειμαι... παρ όλα αυτά λατρεψα τα δωμάτια στις φωτογραφίες σου!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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    1. Parolo pou eisai Ellinida:-) S'euxaristo poly!!

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  5. Thank you so, so much for the lovely post and kind words Igor! It means a lot!! Big hugs from Los Angeles!!

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    1. Thank you Justina for being a constant inspiration! Here's to more boho in our lives!

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  6. I might be a bit of a bohemian myself - not sure which version though - will have to go and find out I guess ;-) Have a great day my friend,
    Ax

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    1. I am pretty sure you are a pretty modern bohemian. But I recommend to consult the book and enrich your interiors library with this fab oeuvre!! Have a fantastic day my friend!

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  7. She could' t have found a better review, so well written! It was about time someone came up with a more personal style! x

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  8. Such a feast of colors. There is so much character in all these beautiful interiors.... I love them!

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