Bohemian Spirit

Is there any style quite as much fun as boho-chic? First used by nineteenth-century Romantics to describe artists who eschewed rigid social hierarchies in favour of free love, eccentric fashion and unconventional lifestyles, the bohemian spirit resurges in the freedom of these colourful designs. Discover with us the joy of unrestricted living as we explore this eclectic selection of windows.

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NayikaJaipur’s fabrics are made through a process called ‘Dabu Printing’. A mixture of mud, beedan and gourd, or ‘mud resist’, a sticky paste, is applied to the fabric using “beautifully carved wooden blocks”. Sawdust is then applied to quickly dry the paste.

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DesignRaaga’s cushions are Kashmiri through and through. The bohemian colours and patterns are inspired by the region’s natural beauty, while the embroidery is undertaken “by master artisans from the Pir Panjal mountain ranges in the Himalayas” in the ‘Jalakdozi’ style.

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Margo Selby’s rugs have a bohemian eccentricity to them, taking inspiration from disparate sources. The ‘Soda Rug’, with its funky, offbeat dots, almost has the feel of a Berber rug, while the ‘Elgin Rug’ is sparse and minimalist.

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“House of Rym’s living room is just what it is. A room in which to live.” Their collection of crisp patterns, warmly coloured blankets and bohemian ottomans are sure to make you feel at home.

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MODRA Studio began when founder Tamalyn visited a remote village in Bali to see an antique double ikat. “We see the world as our studio” says MODRA, and their textiles and wallcoverings are truly cosmopolitan.

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moannedesign’s eclectic collection is based around the concept of a bohemian lifestyle. The Martinique sofa is influenced by the relaxed tropical vibe of the island, combined with “the French sophistication of Art Deco” in a stunning emerald green colour.

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The relationship between the traditional gods and the people of the West-African metropolis Lagos is the inspiration behind Eva Sonaike’s Eko Eclipse collection. Tied together with an ‘adire’ pattern, the textiles use rich tones of azure, terracotta and amber to convey the different natures of the gods.

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Two cultures, Pakistani and Danish, go into liv interior’s fabrics. This handloom collection is also made with the ancient Indian technique of ikat. The resulting pieces have a bohemian eclecticism to them and are filled with personality.

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Brightly-coloured silk cushions, gorgeously blotchy ceramics, and rugs made using an old Anatolian technique all feature in Les-Ottomans’ collection, centred on the idea of the meeting of East and West, as in the Ottoman Empire.

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Surfacephilia’s bohemian wallpapers manage to be both raw and delicate simultaneously. Featuring insects, eerie owls, and a modern take on lace and damask patterns, these wallpapers have seductive “layers of worn opulence and eroded surfaces.”

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Combining Swedish and Arabesque styles, Sthål has produced a set of “bohemian everyday ceramics that brighten up any day of the week”.

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Anjali Walton uses photography to capture “beautiful and often fleeting images we can so easily miss.” These ephemeral images are transformed into Edge of the Meadow’s unforgettable fabrics.

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