The Bookshelf: “The New Bohemians: Cool And Collected Homes” By Justina Blakeney


In The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; May 2015; Hardcover; U.S. $35.00), LA-based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney defines “new bohemians” as highly creative individuals who embrace unconventional, free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude in all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home is a breeding ground for creative enterprise and exploration.

We had the pleasure to meet Justina AKA The Jungalow during our panel at West Week at the Pacific Design Center, when she graciously shared her tips and advice on growing your personal brand online, highlighting her use of both Instagram and Pinterest. Her love of the true bohemian lifestyle shines through anywhere she shares her vision and this book is no different.

The New Bohemians explores 20 homes from across the country that best capture the bohemian spirit. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic.

In addition to the awe-inspiring images, this book also includes an “Adopt An Idea” section for each home which contains general décor, styling, shopping tips, and a “Plant-o-Pedia” with tips for creating and caring for the plant installations seen in the pages. 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.

Make sure to go out and grab your copy today.

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