Guest Blogger, Bohemian Industrial Mix

Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a fabulous online place to discover ceiling lights, pendant lights, and other light fixtures, along with lighting ideas and trends. I’m so excited to be here visiting at Jennifer Davis Interior Design.

My guest post today is about a look that’s attracting renewed interest right now and one I am particularly fond of ó Bohemian with a touch of industrial style.†As always, Bohemian style is in the eye of the beholder. These creative and eclectic spaces are all about combining the very personal (sometimes quirky and colorful) Bohemian look with elements of industrial style. Many love this mix of styles because it follows the heart with no rules. Bohemian industrial style offers the amazing opportunity for rooms to continually evolve over the years to become anything that can be imagined. Here are eight spaces that illustrate the many faces of this interesting creative style. Please enjoy!

Bohemian Industrial

This industrial space takes on a Bohemian look with a massive bead chandelier, an eclectic mix of chairs and lots of vintage found objects. I love the pale blue gray palette against the brick wall and tall metal windows.

Bohemian Industrial

A totally contemporary take on Bohemian industrial style, this living room is a lovely mix of repurposed and new furnishings. Mattress sofas in soft blue hues bring a Bohemian feel atop wood pallet bases.

Bohemian Industrial

Here, exposed pipes and ductwork in the ceiling shout industrial while furnishings and accessories whisper vintageóa perfect combination for Bohemian industrial dÈcor.

Bohemian Industrial

An industrial space gets the full Bohemian treatment with vintage furniture, chandeliers and eclectic found objects.

Bohemian Industrial

An unexpected mix of lighting fixtures adds a quirky Bohemian feel to this industrial kitchen with open restaurant style shelves and a stainless steel table.

Bohemian Industrial

At once rustic and industrial, with just a touch of Bohemian whimsy in the wall sconce and shaving mirror, this bath is totally captivating.

Bohemian Industrial

Going in an entirely different direction, this bath with a distinctly feminine vibe could also be described as Bohemian industrial. With soft lilac touches, the vintage metal lockers and metal trunk are unexpected elements.

Bohemian Industrial

With a corner full of Bohemian color and pattern, this vintage living space gets an industrial feel from metal windows. One of the two oversized metal floor lamps also has a cool industrial look.†Images†1†|†2†|†3†|†4†|†5†|†6†|†7†|†8

Which Bohemian Industrial interior do you love the most? Be sure to take a moment to check out our site and find a pendant light, ceiling light, or wall sconce that fits your style!

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Mosaic Madness, Wall & Floor Patterns

Bisazza Wall Mural
I’ve been long drawn to beautiful mosaic tile patterns. Those little sparkly gems and intricacies make me want to set up a table and play with tiles. More recently I explored the Bisazza full wall sized panels as pictured above and they are every bit of pop or glamour that you want, depending on your selection. Currently I’m working on multiple bathroom layouts. We’ll be varying simpler geometric mosaics and versions of the same stone with lots of whites and that means a lot of pattern play to keep it interesting. Long the lover of whites, grays and blacks especially for bathrooms, here’s a  clean version of mostly geometric and patterned mosaics Always bedazzling, here’s a look at what some current mosaic & tile inspirations look like at our offices as we begin making choices for our Hidden Hills Remodel…

Love this incredible and classic pattern that can be used in small floor areas or for a backsplash… The 3-D quality is like an Esher drawing and adds a lot of excitement.

For those looking for a more subtle approach, these mosaic borders featured at Waterworks are elegant and detailed… the perfect accent to any clean and elegant space when your working with statuary white marbles and various white marble palettes.

Having a love affair with these mosaic borders. By simply adding the detail to the border it’s the perfect way to add just a touch of mosaic to any room. Those featured above can be found at Walker Zanger.

The sweetest mosaic in the Waterworks collection above. Love the mix of honed and shiny tiles that give these gems their sparkle. How sweet and glam to add these gems to a little girls bath.

This tile mosaic is comprised of glass, iridescent and matt and metalic that sparkles like a clear cut diamond… With names like Whisper, Oxygen & Platinum this blend makes me want to soak away my day with a twinkle in my eye… This is also found at Walker Zanger.

This mosaic is quite handsome. Although it will likely not make it into our project, the pattern is lovely as a a field tile or what we call a carpet or rug in a bathroom. You create a border with a this as a center and voila a tile carpet is born.

Check out these crazy water jet wall panels at Ann Sacks… I might select simpler designs, but I love the panel idea… What about you? Love it or pass?

OK now we’re talking wild, but the joy of hitting the market place as a designer is the joy of discovery and finding some of the furthest extremes and levels of an incredible art form, the tile mosaic.

On another note, also having a love affair with glass tile and their accompanying mosaics… perfect for our pool bath… Stay tuned for my next blog post for more on glass tile and glass mosaics.

 

 

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New Designs for DeGournay Handpainted Wallpaper…


A special as an English rose, De Gournay handpainted wallpaper from across the pond are the penultimate wallcovering. Their patterns and papers are unique in that you can customize your design by selecting from various backgrounds of fine papers or silks. De Gournay papers are based on 18th Century historic chinoisserie designs and scenes, others are more contemporary. Some of you may be familiar with De Gournay, but do read on for a sneak peak at one of their latest creation, “Abstract Pines”.

“I indulged with one wall in my London living room covered in a gorgeous pattern.” says Gwyneth Paltrow in a recent Elle Decor Article, entitled 12 Things She Cannot Live Without.

 

De Gournay wallpapers can be historic or made more modern with a unique twist of color they offer. From vibrant red to the most exquisite blue backgrounds, De Gournay
will also add further antiquing to any of their designs.

The photo above was featured in AD of Sharon & Ozzie Osbourne’s home.

This Koi Fish design below is simply magical…

One of the best features is the handmade quality & selection process that goes into choosing the background and flower colors… Each one truly becomes a unique painting.

Here in Los Angeles, we have the experience and wisdom of boutique owner, Nicky Rising of Nicky Rising Ltd. on Melrose Avenue to help even the most astute designer through the process.

These wallpaper panels dress to impress and like fine dressing they do come with a price… Make no mistake, this is a high-end product and sold by the panel. A typical dining room can take about 20 panels, check with your designer.

For the traditionalists at heart, you’ll fall in love with the scenic views in these beautiful sepia-toned designs. I’m especially fond of “Early Views of India” as pictured below…

As promised my favorite new design “Abstract Pine”… shown below in Gold and Silver.

If you fall in love with the images, the showrooms who display the large wing samples of De Gournay wallpaper will delight your eye and your heart. I recently borrowed some large panels to bring to my client’s home. After several months, our order is due imminently and I can’t wait to reveal the pics after installation in my client’s Dining Room.

 

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Kyle Bunting – Hero of the Hide

Kyle Bunting Hide Rugs have been a favorite fascination to the design trade for the last year or two, but the current collection from neutrals to eye popping candy colors and designs are too fun not to share. This weeks designer’s showcase house, Maison de Luxe at Greystone Mansion featured some outrageous and inventive designs. Since I’m not allowed to post those pics and annoy my favorite people at Luxe Magazine, I’ll share some great hide rugs from the Kyle Bunting Hide Rug Collection.

Kyle Bunting single handedly dragged the hide rug into the contemporary realm. Continuing his inspration into art, furniture and wallcoverings… take a peak inside the American made, Austin studio of Kyle Bunting

Beginning with a simple cream geometric… Imagine how soft this natural hide, durable product feels to the touch and under foot…

Contemporary Hide Rugs

Contemporary Hide Rugs

 OK, I promised eye popping color…

Kyle Bunting Custom Hide Rug

Kyle Bunting Hide Rugs

Truly revolutionary, Mr Bunting, who himself was inspired by his own Father’s earlier work with traditional hides was inspired one evening and voila an innovative & modern rug company was born in Austin, Texas.

Love this same Ripcord pattern in Orange… feels like greek key to me…

Kyle Bunting Contemporary Hide Rug

Checkout this gorgeous wall installation… Hello, Aspen…

Kyle Bunting Contemporary Hide Wall Covering

 

Lest we not forget some fun “art” furniture covered in hide as well… Kyle Bunting Art Chairs…

Kyle Bunting Hide Art Chairs

and M&M colored hide ottomans, as spotted on Gilt City some time back…

Kyle Bunting Hide Ottoman

Kyle Bunting Hide Ottoman

Love you Kyle Bunting, keep up the amazing work… I look forward to custom designing  a piece with you very soon. xo

If you want to see more delicious rugs from Kyle Bunting, check out the fun pieces throughout Maison de Luxe while the show continues at Greystone Mansion or call your favorite designer.

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Furlicious Home Accessories… Furry Finds For Fall

The fur trend is one that you may just have to indulge. Pick an item. Pick a room. From high-end showrooms to retail stores, snuggling up to one of these furlicious finds is one decision you won’t regret. Soft, relaxing, home accessories from throws to pillows to chairs, fur home decor is here this fall and winter. Don’t call PETA because if you don’t want to skin a four legged friend, there are great faux alternatives and it’s  a wonderful way to honor the beast within and a jungle friend. Fur Finds For Fall.

Furry girls are everywhere this season as faux fur has gone from the runway to the streets in the blink of an eye, so why not indulge at home, just a little? Not sure I can live without these goodies this season…

They’re like puppies you want to cuddle, without the maintenance.

For those more adventurous you can bump up your love of fur with a piece of friendly furniture. Even for modernists, one of these could pass muster.

I recently went hunting for one of these gems and if you’re anywhere cool who wouldn’t want to snuggle in the late night hours against this yummy blanket. Love It.

These belong in Hollyowood or Aspen, yummy, furry bedcovers…

The most daring can slip one of these into their Living Room. Sure to bring about some interesting conversation…

OK preposterous to some, sumptuous to others…

And lets not forget this little gem from last week’s post. Magazine holder. No pets harmed here, it’s made from horsehair…

And on my recent Vegas inspired project this fun lamp came past me while shopping.

Are Raccoons on the Peta list?  This one apparently got away…

Find your inner soft soft with one of these furry home accessories…

 

 

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