[[ Free Textbooks ]] The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected HomesAuthor Justina Blakeney – Albawater.co

Beautiful, earthy, and sensuous After some super long days at work, it felt so nice to come home to this book and immerse myself in the warm and wonderful home environments Ms Blakeney has curated If ever I needed to feel affirmed in my personal tastes, this book does the trick I don t think I d realized there were so many others with similar kantha kilim fetishes, cravings for All The Textiles, plants a plenty, incense burning, and incessant desire forcolor This book fe Beautiful, earthy, and sensuous After some super long days at work, it felt so nice to come home to this book and immerse myself in the warm and wonderful home environments Ms Blakeney has curated If ever I needed to feel affirmed in my personal tastes, this book does the trick I don t think I d realized there were so many others with similar kantha kilim fetishes, cravings for All The Textiles, plants a plenty, incense burning, and incessant desire forcolor This book felt like coming home, and I loved it Wow, what a gorgeous book The description says author Blakeney features her favorite homes from across the country but really most of the homes are in California and New York, with a small handful from Oregon, Texas, and New Mexico No matter, though, because all of the homes here are phenomenal.The book is divided into six parts, each part covering a different bohemian style modern, earthy, folksy, nomadic, romantic, and maximal But all the homes have a lot in common They are playful, c Wow, what a gorgeous book The description says author Blakeney features her favorite homes from across the country but really most of the homes are in California and New York, with a small handful from Oregon, Texas, and New Mexico No matter, though, because all of the homes here are phenomenal.The book is divided into six parts, each part covering a different bohemian style modern, earthy, folksy, nomadic, romantic, and maximal But all the homes have a lot in common They are playful, colorful, whimsical, and chock full of personality Some lean toward minimalism and others are stuffed to the gills, but I loved each and every one It helps, too, that the book quality and photo spreads are stunning really vibrant and inspirational After reading this book, I ve decided our house needs about twice the number of plants it currently has But I especially love how this book made me feel affirmed in our decision to decorate, furnish, and design our new home slowly It takes time to build layers that are meaningful and reflect who we are Sometimes I feel pressure to rush that process, since, hello, after a year in this house, we still don t have a coffee table in our living room But now I m feeling a little bitcalm and confident I m glad we are taking our time to find pieces that we love.At any rate, I loved this book It is beautiful to look at and helpful to read I know I ll be returning to it again and again Gorgeous photographed book on the Boho decorating style The included craft projects really boost the book s value. Let s start with the good Lovely homes I didn t really think the division of homes by bohemian terminology was always accurate to the looks but none the less, I found something to enjoy about every home I also thought the crafts and plant guide gave the book a little extra special something something But holy cultural appropriation Batman I think it s possible to be a Bohemian without treating other people s cultures like trinkets in your home but unfortunately there was a lot of that in th Let s start with the good Lovely homes I didn t really think the division of homes by bohemian terminology was always accurate to the looks but none the less, I found something to enjoy about every home I also thought the crafts and plant guide gave the book a little extra special something something But holy cultural appropriation Batman I think it s possible to be a Bohemian without treating other people s cultures like trinkets in your home but unfortunately there was a lot of that in this book I also thought the book was very trustafarian It talks a good game of how bohemians can have no money or lots of money and still be bohemians, but let me be frank, no one featured in this book is lacking in funds by any stretch the imagination regardless of how bohemian you may feel If you can over look the little annoying things here and there, it s a cool decorating book Beautiful and cool book Very well written, especially for a decor book, w fantastic pictures I like the organization of the book in depth and personal vignettes within chapters of sub themed bohemian styles Totally inspiring and down to Earth, which is not an easy balance to strike I this book I was attracted to this book because the photos appeared to be beautiful while flipping through it casually Reading itclosely, however, it was appalling, especially for the shameless constant cultural appropriation Each home s occupants had a spirit animal and or spirit plant There was discussion about smudging and how to make smudge sticks, which they call home fragrance There were dream catchers hanging in windows, decorative Buddha statutes, sugar skulls, etc The text is even I was attracted to this book because the photos appeared to be beautiful while flipping through it casually Reading itclosely, however, it was appalling, especially for the shameless constant cultural appropriation Each home s occupants had a spirit animal and or spirit plant There was discussion about smudging and how to make smudge sticks, which they call home fragrance There were dream catchers hanging in windows, decorative Buddha statutes, sugar skulls, etc The text is even worse than the images, and consistently has phrases like, I have a gypsy soul The individuals featured all appear to be white, have jobs like sonic artist translating the plant s electromagnetic currents into musical notes , and live in places like LA and Brooklyn It was cliche upon cliche of privilege and appropriation Turns out I am not a bohemian Now we know. I love this The homes in it are fantastic While I found some of them a little busy for my home I did drastically increase the amount of plants in my house after I read this the first time I haven t tried any of the crafts but I do think I ll get my mother to teach me rug hooking so I can make a rug for my attic bedroom All in all a terrific home decor book. Because I am a nosy person, I LOVE seeing photos of other people s STUFF That s the real reason I buy these decorator books and magazines I want to see your collections, guys I also want validation that I m not the only kook in the world whose home looks like a flea market, but that s a topic for my analyst This book has been on my wish list for a long time, but 35.00 is a hefty price for this working girl I waited, and waited for aaffordable used copy, and, finallyI was rewa Because I am a nosy person, I LOVE seeing photos of other people s STUFF That s the real reason I buy these decorator books and magazines I want to see your collections, guys I also want validation that I m not the only kook in the world whose home looks like a flea market, but that s a topic for my analyst This book has been on my wish list for a long time, but 35.00 is a hefty price for this working girl I waited, and waited for aaffordable used copy, and, finallyI was rewarded disappointed Sometimes the anticipation is WAY better than the real thing When I think of the Bohemian look, I envision COLOR, and lots of it, pattern on pattern, walls cluttered with art, and STuFF everywhere BUTso much of this book is, GASP minimalist WHITE WALLS, glass topped tables, one piece of tasteful art hanging above a sofa Seriously Put a bible and some Maalox on that nightstand, and this could be my granny s bedroom Only about the last 40 pages of the book are what I really had in mind when I ordered a copy Turns out, I was looking for Maximal Bohemian stylemaximal bohemians surround themselves with eye candy Every surface of the home is abundant with art the walls are canvases to be patterned, painted, and planted floors and furniture are buried in pillows and textiles and shelves are filled with books and beloved objects Yeah, baby THIS islike it Punch you in the eye color, and just LOOK at all that STUFF So, 40 pages out of 304 of what I consider to be good stuff kept this one from being a total wash And, I did get some ideas from within these pages like how this guy turned his crappy sofa into an awesome crazy quilt patchwork by sewing scraps of fabric right to the old upholstery Will I try this I m tempteduntil I think about spending two years of my life sitting on the floor, stitching pieces of worn out jeans to my couch Yeah Even I m not that crazy New York Times Bestseller In The New Bohemians, LA based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex pats, artists and urban farmers They embrace free spirited, no rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, 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 The New Bohemians exploreshomes located primarily on the East and West coasts Exclusive interviews with the owners,DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a Plant O Pedia offer insight into achieving this aesthetic 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