Apr

13

a bohemian and bright california home

The bohemian and bright living room of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

I so love this home.  A bohemian mix of bright white spaces, natural materials, and layers upon layers of richly embroidered and dyed vintage textiles. Yes. The inspiring design is by Los Angeles based Amber Interiors, who in addition to offering both interior design and e-decor services, is also the source for much of the decor. Indigo and batik pillows, tensira throws and bedcovers, frazadas, kilims, kanthas, and suzanis… Gah! The shop in Woodland Hills is open by appointment, but happily this wonderfully curated collection is also available online.

The bohemian and bright living room of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

The bohemian and bright tiled fireplace of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

The bohemian and bright California home of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

Amber masterfully mixes the vintage and handmade with the modern style of Los Angeles. Her design philosophy, that “chic should be comfortable, inviting, and cool,” resonates in this home. The vintage textiles and textures add an approachability and ease to the space, while the saturated, bright hues pop against the clean white interior.

The bohemian and bright dining room of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

The bohemian and bright California home of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

The bohemian and bright bedroom of a California home designed by Amber Interiors | FINDING SHIBUSA | images by Tessa Neustadt

Images by Tessa Neustadt for Amber Interiors | via A House in the Hills , Domaine, The Style Files

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Sep

11

yes please – mexchic blankets and serapes

Mexchic blankets and serapes

Mexchic embroidered pillows and blankets

Whether by campfire or by couch, these traditional Mexican blankets, serapes, and textiles add a natural, bohemian, yet modern feel. Created by Mexchic, a contemporary design company which works in unison with master Mexican artisans in fusing elements of modern design with traditional Mexican handwork.  Founder Christina Hattler studied fashion design at the Pratt Art Institute. From there she went on to create one-of-a-kind designs for celebrities and the like, while also working at Condé Nast’s House and Garden. In 2005 she moved to Malinalco, Mexico with her husband and soon-thereafter created Mexchic which prides itself on creating low impact, socially and ecologically responsible, hand-made, high-end products. I’m smitten.

The blankets are made in the beautiful mountainous, pine tree-filled region of Central Mexico using the highest quality, pure virgin wool. The wool is left undyed, in natural shades of cream and grey and woven into these fabulous designs. They are traditionally used in Mexico as a ‘sarape’ or shawl and also as a garment worn by ‘vaqueros’ or cowboys to shield them from the cold when riding at night. Perfect for the creeping chill of fall nights.

Mexchic blankets and Mexican serapes

Modern traditional embroidered blankets and serapes.

Traditional Mexican Wool Blankets and Serapes

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Jan

17

a modern scandinavian bohemian home

The modern Scandinavian bohemian home of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.

I came across the home of Swedish interior designers Bill and Marie Olsson Nylander and had to share. Their home is a recently renovated 1970’s Swedish waterfront villa in Arild, Sweden. And it is a home, not a house. The pieces were chosen with such a definite and mesmerizing point of view that you cannot help but know who lives there, and, as far as I’m concerned, want to be them.
The mix of rough and raw vintage and ethnic elements with the clean lines of modernist pieces is inspiring and unexpected, while the splashes of color against the stark white interior demand attention. I love it.  The renovated space is fabulous, the furniture and decorative elements are perfect and provocative, and oh yeah, I’m a sucker for a spiral staircase.

The modern Scandinavian bohemian dining room of Marie Olsson Nylander.
Spiral staircase at the home of Marie Olsson Nylander
The modern Scandinavian bohemian office of Marie Olsson Nylander.The modern Scandinavian bohemian home of Marie Olsson Nylander.
The modern Scandinavian bohemian living room of Marie Olsson Nylander.

Images courtesy of The Northern Elevation.

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