The New Bohemians
Cool and Collected Homes
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- Publication Date: April 14, 2015
- Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- Trim Size: 8 x 10
- ISBN: 9781617691515
- Page Count: 304
- Illustrations: 400 color photographs
- Rights: World/All
New York Times bestseller!
“Updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview.” —Los Angeles Times
“With pages of tips and twelve DIY projects, the book makes the free-spirited style easy to achieve.” —ArchitecturalDigest.com
LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the “New Bohemians” as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and expats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their lives, including their homes.
With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. Which is your style?
- The Modern Bohemian
- The Folksy Bohemian
- The Romantic Bohemian
- The Earthy Bohemian
- The Nomadic Bohemian
- The Maximal Bohemian
The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West Coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a plant-o-pedia offer insight into achieving this aesthetic.
Blakeney writes in her introduction, “We bohemians chase free wi-fi, we blog from Brooklyn Laundromats, and we check our e-mail barefoot in Tulum. We arrive early to flea markets but late to farmers markets. We are vintage hounds. We are resourceful and profoundly creative. We are boutique owners and bloggers, mothers and makers, entrepreneurs and expats, chefs and consultants, fathers and urban farmers, doulas and dancers, collectors and creators, designers and dreamers.”
In addition, each home is accompanied by an “adopt an idea” section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
“The New Bohemians is definitely my favorite new book of 2015 . . . I think this is destined to be the most read, loved, Instagrammed and ‘photographed on people’s coffee tables’ book of the year, so if you’re looking for some new inspiration for spring decorating, check out Justina’s new book.”Design*Sponge —
“The bohemian lifestyle, originally celebrated by nineteenth-century Parisian artists, is alive and well in the U.S., everywhere from Brooklyn to California. Designer and stylist Justina Blakeney captures these nouveau creatives—and twenty of their eclectic spaces—in her just-released book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes. With pages of tips and twelve DIY projects, the book makes the free-spirited style easy to achieve.”ArchitecturalDigest.com —
“Justina Blakeney’s new book celebrates bohemian homes . . . Blakeney’s creative eye and bohemian instincts are evident on every page.”Dallas Morning News —
“Fans of Justina’s style will be glad to see [the book] reads like a how-to for finding one’s own inner bohemian. . . . The New Bohemians is also a great conversation starter, making it the perfect coffee table book. . . . Sprinkled with DIYs and an “adopt an idea” for each home, the book is as functional as it is gorgeous.”Apartment Therapy —
“[Justina Blakeney’s] recent book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, takes us into the homes of cultural creatives who make their colorful, cluttered lives look super-appealing.”PureWow —
“A colorful and endlessly inspiring cover-to-cover read, the book dives into Justina’s vision of the twenty-first-century bohemian. From the dreamy homes of twenty stylesetters across the country (including Justina’s own L.A. “jungalow”) to easy DIY projects, The New Bohemians is our new favorite coffee table book for home inspiration.”One Kings Lane —
“Design maven Justina Blakeney shares updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview with the publication of The New Bohemians.”Los Angeles Times —
“VERDICT: The youthful exuberance shown in these interiors will encourage amateurs to discover their own bohemian style.”Library Journal —
“The New Bohemians is sure to inspire readers to create, to reuse, to grow, to let loose, and to invite some cool and collected energy into their own homes.”California Home+Design online —
About the author
Justina Blakeney is an established creative consultant, designer, stylist, and the blogger behind The Jungalow. She has collaborated with brands such as Etsy, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, 1stdibs, West Elm, and Target. She lives in Los Angeles.