Boho Home Place

Boho Home Place

Boho homes are places that ‘speak’ to you when you walk in! What does that mean? Well, simply that there’s a collection of energy that emerges not from how neat or clean the place is, but by how diverse and exhilarating the things are in the home. It’s more than just furniture and accessories—it’s the entire adventure and journey of finding the things you put in your home. Each and everything has a ‘story’—in other words, it speaks to you…that’s a ‘Boho Home Place.’

A Boho home embodies a mindset, a certain thinking, an attitude, and a belief in oneself. It’s an expression of what’s inside of you. This introspective self is communicated externally by the choices you make in how you ‘live’—there’s an earthiness, a warmness, a welcoming, a feeling that the people that occupy this space are people that I would like, want to be friends with, enjoy a glass of wine with and good conversation.

Here are some thoughts about Boho homes—remember, you create from the inside to the outside…

  • There’s no such thing as the ‘right’ way—whatever works for you is the right way.
  • It’s all about feeling free, unshackled, and spirited.
  • It’s mixing of colors, patterns, textures, styles—the ‘packaged’ or cookie cutter, what you’d expect, doesn’t work.
  • There’s classic Boho that works for you regardless of age—I’m not taking grunge or nasty-looking ‘hippie’—I’m talking chic, peasant, classic and memorable. You might have that have old patina Coco-Cola bottles with freshly cut wildflowers sitting on an expensive antique table.
  • There’s a blending of cultures, ethnicities, nature and the world in Boho styling. There’s also a connection with retro and our past bringing it to the present and celebrating from ‘whence we have come.’

Boho homes are an intermingling of exotic and relaxed, classic and trendy, present and past, global and local—you can always put a touch of ‘Boho’ in your style…whether it’s the Ball or Mason jars that you drink from while you dine on your fine Lenox china—make yourself interesting…bring yourself alive…set yourself free! There’s beauty in everything if you allow it to break free of the conventional.

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~the happiness factor~

~the happiness factor~

I Googled this question—‘what creates happiness’? And, you know how many hits I got—over 22 million! There’s obviously a lot of people writing about happiness, what it is, how you find it, how you keep it—it’s indeed a mysterious phenomenon. As a former psychologist, who had a private practice for over 30 years, I ran into a lot of people, ... Read More »

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

If you’re like me, you see art and beauty in your kitchen~~from a Mason jar with its ‘writing’ and glimmering shine after a good wash and dry  to an ebony well-seasoned cast iron skillet, the shapes, colors, textures and nuances of the objects just make me smile.  And, being the culinary artisteeest, I pull out my camera and start snapping! ... Read More »

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get when the stars line up and the force of luck is with you.  So much of my food styling finds have come from unlikely places~~trash piles, discarded objects on a curb just waiting to be scooped up by the garbage truck, thrift stores, consignment shops, yard sales~~it’s these mis-matched and unwanted ... Read More »

~~healthy holiday giving~~

~~healthy holiday giving~~

Each Christmas I try to have a ‘theme’ for giving to family and friends~~last year, for my three grown adult boys, it was the creation of ‘Legacy Boxes’~~each got three, really attractive hip looking {you know the Pottery Barn or IKEA look} boxes that I had lovingly spent time filling with parts of each of their lives.  This was no ... Read More »

Holiday Morning Eats!

Holiday Morning Eats!

True to my Boho nature, I really let the gypsy in me burst forth with holiday morning eats when there’s a crowd in the house!  There’s a mishhhmoooosh of eats–nothing matches, nothing probably makes sense, but it’s always a twist on a global influence knowing that the traditional Cracker Barrel or truck stop breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast or biscuits ... Read More »

~a birthday party~

~a birthday party~

Sometimes the best parties are the parties that have just a handful of people~~and, in this case, it was four of us!  My big sis, whom I call ‘Ducky’ {and there’s a whole story behind that~~she calls me ‘Duckina’!)~~turned a young 60-something, so I wanted to show her how much I love, respect and adore her with a bash. OK, ... Read More »

Paint Cans

Paint Cans

I’m the kinda person who lives and operates with lots of spontaneity.  It can be as simple as going to put a book back on the book shelf, noticing say something dusty, and spending the next few hours tearing apart the bookshelves, cleaning, re-arranging and re-designing.  Maybe that’s called getting off track, short attention span, not sure, but I love ... Read More »

boho dining~~on your own porch, deck, patio, yard~~whereever

boho dining~~on your own porch, deck, patio, yard~~whereever

The end of summer signals the ushering in of Fall, and likewise the ending of winter brings on Spring, so you may say ‘what’s so big about that?’  “Duhhhh Ally, change of seasons.,,hello, been going on forevvvvahhhh!”  Well, not so quick~~that means I’m totally ready for a change of venue for eating!  In general, these are seasons where you can ... Read More »

my kitchen~~designed by & for me~~

my kitchen~~designed by & for me~~

I’ve been having a lot of folks over the past couple of years, friends that follow my antics in the world of cooking and life in social media,  ask me about my kitchen~~what it’s like, how it’s laid out, what works for me, how do I have it organized, and more~~yes, many have seen snippets of it when I photograph ... Read More »

a boho tablescape~~temrika meslalla~~

a boho tablescape~~temrika meslalla~~

I always loved playing with paperdolls as a little girl.  I always loved playing dress up as a little girl.  I love fashion, style, designing, decorating and creating now as a big gal.  I love taking something that’s nothing and making it look really pretty…yeah, you know the Mason and Ball jars, the old pieces of worn dried wood, pebbles/stones, ... Read More »