Channeling ‘Bohemian wanderlust’ and other home pattern insights

October 8, 2015 - accent chair

Boston.com Staff

For Marisa Marcantonio, a many critical trend in interior settlement is a one that celebrates a full life.

“Lives with larger definition and practice are given to trump other things that competence have been some-more critical in a past,” Marcantonio said. “Experiences ring on a deeper level.”

Marcantonio runs a interior settlement blog Stylebeat, where she has been deliberating home décor, new products, and trends for a past 8 years.

Marisa Marcantonio

On Wednesday, Oct 7, she will be a keynote orator during a 2015 Boston Design Market during a Boston Design Center in a Seaport, where she will plead rising settlement trends and how to make your home some-more personal.

We held adult with Marcantonio before her speak to see what she trends she thinks people should know about has we conduct into a tumble and a new year.

Statement creation art

A large square of art can make a outrageous disproportion in a room. “One hulk square unresolved over lounge can unequivocally make an impact,” Marcantonio said.

She also mentioned that a approach to supplement impression and essence to a room can be something as elementary as coffee list books.

“[The books could be] critical reads, travel, topics that excite you,” she said. “When other people see what we are meddlesome in, that starts conversation, as they competence have a common experience.”

Tried and loyal normal

The Beauport Sleeper McCann residence is an instance of normal design.

“You can’t go wrong with classical design,” Marcantonio said, adding that some of her favorite elements embody oversized florals and antiquities. “The disproportion is there is a uninformed interest to a approach normal is being finished now. A lot of designers are profitable loyalty to a designers of a past.”

One ways people are regulating normal elements is to mix them with complicated settlement elements (kind of like what antique and broach emporium Restoration Resources is saying business do).

Another instance of normal design.

But not all from a past works today.

“When looking during normal there are markers of things looking outdated,” Marcantonio said. “The 3 things that uncover time are: window treatments (like a balloon shade), a approach upholstery is finished, and trim on pillows.”

Warm complicated

An instance of a gentle complicated style.

This trend facilities dark neutrals, like blues and greens, as a tone pallete, though including patterns. It has neo-Scandinavian influences with a dark wood. Some examples would be a “sheep skin accidentally thrown over a chair” or like a iconic 1959 Danish settlement from Borge Mogensen, “The Spanish chair.”

Bohemian wanderlust

A selected Limited Edition Embroidered Suzani Pillows to advantage women and breast cancer diagnosis in under-resourced settings is in a Bohemian wanderlust style.

This character facilities “a lot of settlement and secular influences.” For example, Marcantonio pronounced this character competence demeanour during what is entrance out of Morocco or what’s function in Istanbul’s weave markets.

“[This character uses] perplexing musical techniques with secular impulse to broach a demeanour of intrigue,” she said.

A final suspicion

“The ultimate idea in holding on conceptualizing any room is to emanate a gentle [space] with a bit of a unexpected. It should be a place we go to relax and suffer what we chose to approximate yourself with,” Marcantonio concluded.

Not during this theatre in your life yet? Here’s how to make your initial unit demeanour like an adult’s, according to Newton-based interior engineer Heather Vaughan:


1. Make a space your own: “Bring who we are to a space,” she said. “The initial approach to do that is by design and selecting artwork.” Vaughan remarkable that “art” is mostly compared with “expensive,” though pronounced it can also be photos you’ve taken, something we bought on a site like Etsy, or a inexpensive portrayal we picked adult during a qualification fair.

2. Find a window treatment: Buy curtains, “even if we buy them during Target or TJ Maxx,” she said. “It feels friendly and private. That’s another spin that brings us from a dorm or frat residence to a finished home.”

3. Get yourself a rug: Don’t usually have unclothed wooden floors. “It can be something fun we picked out online, or that we got during Salvation Army, or that we got from your parents. It drift a space and builds a height to work from.”

4. A headboard is necessary: “Get a bed off a building onto a support with a headboard,” Vaughan said. She pronounced it doesn’t need to be a headboard we buy or spend a lot of income on. “It’s a good event for DIY. Check out Pinterest. It could be an aged doorway we found, it could be a array of shutters, who knows!”

5. If we can’t paint, still supplement color: If we are leasing an unit we substantially are not authorised to paint a walls, though we can supplement colors by proxy wallpaper. “It’s an strenuous approach to supplement tone on a walls,” she said. “You could do an accent wall behind a sofa, a area underneath a kitchen cabinets in lieu of a backsplash, or put it behind a bookshelf. It depends on what speaks to you. And we can squeeze it online or during Target.”

6. You can paint your furniture: Don’t usually paint your seat white; find a cold tone that we like. “Be creative,” Vaughan said. “It’s usually paint. You can repaint them 6 months from now. Bring we into a space.”

7. Lighting is some-more than an overhead: “If we have an beyond and no other light, [a good way] to feel some-more like an adult is to get a flare for a side table,” she said. “Or get an entryway list where we can put a play that we done or bought during a rush marketplace for your keys, and we can put a flare there to spin on for when we come home.”

8. Wall décor does not have to be expensive: Vaughan had copiousness ideas for things to frame, such as play bills, selected repository covers, art with identical colors, or a book page. “You can always supplement and subtract to it,” she said. “Have fun with it!”

9. Break it down: “Sometimes a initial unit can be strenuous and we consider ‘I don’t have a income to do this,’” she said. Instead of freaking out, mangle it down by room and even serve by wall. “Say okay, this is my entrance wall, what do we need here?” Then we can pierce on to a subsequent space.

10. Final tips: You can get a trip cover for we cot or fun pillows to make it different. You can have likewise colored accents in any room. Less is some-more (no one wants a cluttered space). You select your possess bill for what is best for you. Pinterest and Etsy are good resources. And many importantly, “just be yourself and be happy with it.”

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