When it comes to infusing color and with global style, I think I have met my match with Jo from La Boheme House. Jo and I connected over Instagram and I completely fell in love with her enthusiasm for color and fearless global boho designs. I just had to invite Jo to share her colorful boho home tour with us today. Stay tuned for how you can Get The Global Look of La Boheme House at the end of the post.
What is the inspiration behind your global home styling? (Do you draw upon your own background, travels, or simply a fondness of worldly cultures?)
If I think back to my childhood, my mother was always so fastidious with her own home styling and whilst her taste was different to mine, she too, adored beautiful things and styled them to perfection. Our homes were always filled with plants too, which may just be reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s, but my mother was a bonafide plant whisper! They were all so happy basking in the light of her loving care.
This obviously has stayed with me. My mother was South African and growing up, I always adored the African and often, tribal styling in extended family members’ homes. In later years, I would travel the globe and develop a deeper love for textiles, architecture and the beauty of far off places. Over time, I realized that our home became layers of ourselves, our journey through life, the places we’ve been, the things we’ve seen and the beauty we’ve taken away with us.
What is your favorite globally influenced room and what was your thinking behind the styling?
I think when I styled my living room, I stood back as I was taking pictures genuinely quite in awe. I chuckled a bit as I quipped that I had successfully achieved peace on earth! African baskets adorning the wall alongside a Balinese wooden carving all sitting beneath a handpainted Indian chest that sat next to an antique French cabinet and was book ended by my beautiful vintage Tretchikoff art.
My kilim from Uzbekistan, the kilim on the couch and all the cushions from Turkey and Morocco and various vintage trinkets and décor from the UK, Australia, the United States, Peru, Serbia and Bolivia….and of course, plants!
As I stood back, the grouping of all of these items from all over the globe did not escape me. Styling transcends everything. Anything goes. If you love it, it belongs!
What key pieces in your home define your global style?
That’s a difficult question to answer because I adore everything within my home. Some of it vintage finds, some upcycled and some found precisely and exactly as it is.
I don’t have anything in my home, which I do not love. And I am a shameless maximalist because of my deep love for beautiful things! Ha!
I adore my green indian hand painted console chest. I love the old vintage Australian farmhouse hutch in my dining room and perhaps my winnowing baskets from Africa; because in a sense, they remind me of my mother and her African heritage.
It’s nice to have reminders of her throughout my home. But here each piece, item, and object has a story..a tale..a reason it’s loved and lives here. Interestingly, it’s the way it’s all grouped together that makes my heart sing.
I find pieces of my every self from every stage of my life, in here. Each room, a reflection, a mirror, a promise.
Wow! How great is Jo’s home?! You can find more of her inspirational home styling on Instagram at @LaBohemeHouseOfTheWishingTrees. Thank you for allowing us into your home Jo! If you loved Jo’s style, she has a great website to shop for Bohemian products. Be sure to check out her shop The Wishing Trees.
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