Bohemia – Where Hippy Chicks Rule

Because I am drawn to all things vintage, I guess it makes since that I have a soft spot in my heart for bohemian style. The look is arty and collected and I-don’t-care-what-you-think.  And no one does that look better than the design team of Linda and John Meyers, aka Wary Meyers.  Take a look at their groovy Portland, ME apartment:

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This  jumble of pillows makes me happy.  And I love the view into the dining room with that fabulous wallpaper.   This is the dining room below.  That mix of the wallpaper pattern, exposed brick, patinaed floors, Saarinen table and chairs, and glam chandelier is my idea of a good time.  Look, there’s even a little macrame thrown in!

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I kinda imagine this is the bedroom of a female  professor with oversized glasses.  Her favorite thing to do is curl up here with a good book and a pack of Virginia Slims.

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It’s like walking through a movie set, isn’t it?  This lady must be the essence of  hippy chic!

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Awwww, how cute a room is this for a bouncing bohemian baby???

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More mixing and melding of retro, vintage, and modern.  I must admit that when I see a bohemian interior, I somehow think it must smell bad in there because of the pot smoke and the 12 cats.  Hmm, that massive cat tower doesn’t help.

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The cool thing about bohemian style is that it’s all about collecting what you love and surrounding yourself with it, What results may be a kind of nostalgic re-creation of a different era or a mix-match of well-loved things from your local Goodwill store.   Hippy chicks rock!



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22 thoughts on “Bohemia – Where Hippy Chicks Rule

  1. Amy says:

    I love the freedom of this idea – collecting what you love and surrounding yourself with it – but if you don’t have the talent or a really good decorator (like The Decorologist) then what you wind up with is at best a house that looks like a flea market or even worse a future on “Hoarders: Buried Alive.” 🙂 I would love to know how much of this Bohemian hip apartment is the result of hours of shopping and looking for just the right thing, even more hours thinking about it, or if they really did just happen to collect so many things that worked that well together. I really like the bright, fresh feeling of the dining room and the living room but I would need an awful lot of help to pull it off. My personal collections are just not hip and cool! But hey we eat well! ha ha! 🙂 🙂

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      I must admit, Amy, that you have a marvelous point! Wary Meyers are both artists and interior designers and there is NO TELLING how much time, effort, and tweeking has gone into that apartment to make it look just so. Conversely, I think that there are many artistic and creative types who have no ability to EDIT and curate their collections and creations, which can result in the “Buried Alive” scenario. Maybe that’s why I am so strangely drawn to their work – it’s fascinating to see it pulled off so well, because you don’t often see this kind of amazing editing with a bohemian look. And maybe that’s why it feels like a movie set – it’s so perfectly staged.

  2. [email protected] says:

    I think I am in LOVE with Wary Meyers! Love the bohemian chic look…it looks so inviting, personal and hip. And since I am a cat lover seeing the cat tower just warms my heart! FABULOUS post and so happy find out about Wary…yay!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Kristie – I view your website every time you have a new post, and often go back to take another look. You are fabulous! Love all of your ideas, from planning to execution. But never have I enjoyed a post more than this one – especially your line: “I kinda imagine this is the bedroom of a female professor with oversized glasses. Her favorite thing to do is curl up here with a good book and a pack of Virginia Slims.” You should write a novel!

  4. Sheila Zeller says:

    Great description – curating your collection. Never thought of it like that, but it fits perfectly! Love the Bohemian look, and Wary Meyers are ever inspiring. Thanks Kristie!

  5. [email protected] says:

    Those rooms remind me 100% of a massage therapist I know who is the quintessential hippy chick. I could so see her living in any of those spaces, bringing home something new from the summer art fairs that she loves to attend.

  6. Amanda Burdge says:

    Just saw your note via color friends! Had no idea you were a Nashville designer.
    My office is located in Cool Springs, so glad to put the dots together! And I am with you, I love the I-dont-care-what-you-think look. It gives a room character and depth.

  7. Kelly, Restyling Home by Kelly says:

    Love it! Great post. I too love the top three photos, makes you want to curl up and cuddle. Not feeling the bottom three!

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