MY Boho style

DE­SIGN STYLE, ERA AND PROVENANCE ARE LESS IM­POR­TANT THAN AN OVER­ALL VI­SION FOR A TRULY ECLEC­TIC MIX THAT WORKS.

Country Sampler - BOHO Style - - SAINTS & SINNERS STEAL THE LOOK -

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.

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