MY Boho style
DESIGN STYLE, ERA AND PROVENANCE ARE LESS IMPORTANT THAN AN OVERALL VISION FOR A TRULY ECLECTIC MIX THAT WORKS.
1. CHOOSE A FEARLESS PALETTE
Colors don’t need to match, but they do need to be harmonious. Bridget has always liked rich, vibrant colors and patterns. “I don’t think things actually clash, they vibrate,” she says. “Bold choices say you are confident, happy, and slightly eccentric.”
2. KNOW WHEN TO SPLURGE
It’s OK to blow your budget on one really great thing. Get a fantastic painting or piece of furniture. It will make the bargain finds you surround it with look more important.
3. DECORATE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR
Don’t take your decorating style too seriously. Mix midcentury modern, folk art, and kitsch with abandon. Don’t be afraid of being accused of having bad taste.
4. EXPAND YOUR OPTIONS
“I love to travel and source metallic yarns and fabrics in India,” Bridget says. “One of my favorite shops is in Delhi in the old bazaar called Chandni Chowk. That store is like Aladdin’s cave.” She buys many pounds of yarn and ships it back to California. If you prefer to purchase from home, the internet allows you to shop the globe.
5. KNOW WHEN TO STOP
Bridget admits, after years of treasure hunting, that it’s hard for a collector to stop collecting. “One solution is to sell off some stuff to make room for more,” she advises. You can also rotate what is on view, swap items with friends, or limit shopping quests to the rare, expensive or elusive.