Get boho chic style with these globally-inspired looks
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Add Spanish warmth
In this California home owned by a Spanish emigrant, a metal peace sign gets a boost from white lights and some horns, creating an homage to both California and Spain. The red wall and fireplace underscore the Spanish vibe.
You can go for an electic scheme that doesn't stray into hodgepodge terrirtory by using a connecting thread of color, tone, or shape. In this living room, floral fabrics mingle with graphic prints, and Moroccan and Mexican accessories with midcentury furniture. All are linked by a ’70s palette.
Dinner parties happen in this fenced front yard under an intimate arbor set aglow by Moroccan-style lamps, giving the space an exotic and intimate vibe that guests adore.
4 of 10Photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy; written by Miranda Jones
Create a communal space
An open great room and kitchen, with plenty of seats at the table, ensures there is enough space no matter how many friends and neighbors stop by for a gathering.
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Highlight your heirlooms
An orange pendant lamp, blue rug, and heirlooms, such as a macramé planter and ceramic pot made by the homeowner's mother, give this dining room a vintage feel. Posters from the 1950's and '60s underscore the vibe.
Love the beach-house aesthetic but don't live near the ocean? Fake it with this fun idea. A Craigslist find, this drift boat was reinvented as a sofa. The new owners added a fresh coat of white, cut away one side, and inserted a foam mattress. Instead of cutting off the leftover rope, they coiled it into a floor mat.
Blends heirloom and global finds for an eclectic look. Whimsical items such as this reclaimed-wood swing are instant conversation pieces.
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Create an anchor
With its well-made, classic form, a Danish heirloom bookshelf unit anchors the room and serves as a great foundation for the collections on display. The ceramic and glass objects, and the statement wall, add personality.