INTERIORS | BOHO
Whip up a style sandstorm There’s an out-on-the prairie, nomadic feel to this boho look, and its desert palette of browns, sand and cream are easy-on-the-eye. “I love incorporating things from everywhere, from Morocco to vintage American farmhouse,” says owner Kari Payne, who shares the space with her husband John, and has embraced influences from the early simplicity of Native American and the South West, to elaborate Spanish and Mediterranean styles. “I think the connecting factor to all these cultures is their rustic, artisanal and hand-made quality,” she explains. “My dad was an interior designer in the 1970s and gave me the confidence to mix styles and eras. I love warm, cosy interiors with a mixture of rustic and modern, and a collected, eclectic vibe. To me, it’s relaxing and inspiring all at once.” Take your time and combine a mix of pieces you truly love, advises Payne, who also researches Instagram and Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. “Designing a home to be unique and personal to you and a reflection of your life, is what makes a house a home,” she adds. Get in the spirit A monochrome scheme, tropical plants and Eastern artefacts like Buddah heads give this setting a far-away “When I first saw this cottage that came with my house,
feel that’s both zen and chic.
it was love at first sight. The sun-bleached tin roof and the exposed rafters had an irresistibly seductive bohemian feel. However, it needed a major decorating facelift,” explains O’Neill. She aimed for a “fresh, young, hip look” with white painted walls, ceiling and exposed rafters”, which she contrasted with a black painted floor. It adds a masculine touch, which balances the more feminine aspects of the decor and provides continuity between the sleeping and living areas. Bask in a beach hut vibe A tropical cocktail of colours has been used to give punch to a laid-back, kick-off-your-shoes seashoreinspired setting. “For both the exterior and the interior, my true inspiration was nature,” says Kandice Ridley, who’s embraced a tropical boho style at her home on an island off the coast of Florida.
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