Happy Wednesday! A couple weeks ago Erica was snapping her “new” vintage interior design magazines, and I was drooling like a mad woman. Lucite, rattan, and glam, oh my! She clued me in on that fact that we are all obsessed over 70’s design trends, and we didn’t even know it. ERMERGERD!!!!! Seriously, she’s so right! Don’t believe me, read on my friend.
I know I’m not breaking any news here when I point out that boho design is a “thing” right now in the design world.
But I discovered recently, that “boho” is *actually * just code word for 70’s design. So if you love boho, you love 70’s design. BOOM. Yep, it’s totally true.
A few weekends ago, I was at a vintage art book sale, and I found a stack of interior design magazines from the 1970s. OH MAH GERD.
There are some boho trends right now that we’ve all heard about: succulents, vintage textiles, woven wall hangings, macramé…but I wanted to dive in and dig a little deeper to uncover some of the boho trends that you might not have realized were straight out of the Saturday Night Fever, high-waisted jean, feathered hair loving 1970’s.
Get on board ppl, cause all of this stuff is H-A-P-P-E-N-I-N-G.
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Decorating with vintage home decor really shows off your personality…not to mention it can be easy on the wallet. But there’s a fine line between staying in the now and time warping. So how do you find that trending boho slash mid century modern look and not have Marsha screaming, “Oh! My nose!”
Easy, you must learn hot to mix old and new…vintage with modern. There’s no need to smash someone upside the head with vintage overload. But to find a good balance, you must have patience, a good eye, and a lot of trial and error. Not sure where to start? Confused? Don’t fret little one. We’re going to look at a few of my favorite Pinterest rooms (I strongly recommend following), and I’m going to tell you where you can find and source all the key home decor pieces. I’m all about making it easy.
No dilly dallying around! Let’s get crackin’!
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It started out as one tiny air plant. Purchased at The Renegade Craft Fair. Just one. One that I knew I would probably kill. One that let out a tiny scream of fear when it saw me approach. One that I took home and forgot to water. One that I accidentally left overnight in a bowl of water. Subconsciously making up for the week prior. One tiny air plant who lived to tell the tale and was soon joined by a snake plant, soon joined by 6 succulents (only 2 remain, but that’s another story, poor little guys), soon joined by 2 fig trees because I got really brave.
Some say you can’t buy good taste, but Furbish Studio is here to change all that. As the mecca for trendsetters, Furbish Studio carefully curates eclectic treasures for your home decor needs. I was recently poking around for some woven baskets adorned with colorful pom poms by California artist Eliza Gran. Boom! There they were. And although they are presently sold out, I’m on the list to be notified when back in stock. (I thought one would look super cute in Little Maus’s room.)
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While perusing Chairish’s outdoor furniture selection, I stumbled upon this fancy rattan chair. The Boy had just okayed purchasing patio furniture, so the search was on. I made an offer to the seller that was soon accepted and made an appointment to pick it up. I drove a hour, walked inside his home and my heart skipped a beat, then quickly sunk. Here was quite possibly the prettiest rattan chair I’ve ever seen. There was no way in H-E-double hockey sticks this chair would be sitting outside on my patio. But what to do with it??? I had already committed to purchasing. As you all know, I kinda have a love affair with chairs. An addiction one might call it…or at least that is what The Boy calls it…and decorating with rattan was never really my thing. I mean, I did have a Franco Albini ottoman, but that was it. How would this boho rattan look with my mid-century modern clean lines. Well, I was about to find out.
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