Stunning fabrics from magical Kenya
Beauty, colours and culture Alert; it is about to get pretty cheery in here.
There is something about Bohemian style that tends to wake up my senses, from fashion to interiors. It so earthy and relaxing; as a girl who loves nature and all its glory, no surprise there.
That is why it is in my list of favorite style and trends and this year it has made a come back in the name of Nomadic interior style which is included in Jijjysmaison post – Top 6 Interior trends 2019.
Take a glimpse of these fabrics below. You can spot where the culture and style got their inspiration from.
Images: World Nomads, Muungano Blog, Isuwanne Blog, Culture Trip.
Just for those who do not know: – Bohemian aka Boho culture is perceived as rebellious. Started by group that was known for loathing capitalism and pro- collectivism supporters. They were against the bourgeoisie- middle class lifestyle. Boho lifestyle has evolved into a spirituality .
So it is no surprise that I had to include the style into my collection of handmade home accessories using some gift fabrics from family, after their trip to Kenya. Some of the fabric came from my favourite market called Masai market which moves around Nairobi town on different days.
Image Ninara / Flickr, Wikipedia
Additional fabric also came from the beautiful towns on the coast line of Kenya. My beloved family only planned to get a few maasai jewellery and this was them after a few hours. 😀
Here in London, I was very excited to try out some ideas with the fabrics.
Have a look at these Boho-chic / Nomadic Reading cushion designs I tried out, tell me what you think.
My Lovelies, Bohemian style interiors tend to be beautifully colourful and evokes feelings of being one with nature, embodiment of comfort and happy vibes. Harpers Bazaar and Atlantis Homes demonstrate this look below
I had a super delightful time making these. Drop a few lines on the comment box and share your view on the collection.
26 thoughts on “Timeless Boho Chic”
Wow! I love the colorful pictures! Even before, I’ve always liked the bohemian style for it’s like a fashion in the past, very distinctive and unique.
I am so delighted at this! And I would love to visit an African country one day. I love the fabric colours; so vibrant and alive. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Joleisa, I will be adding more designs from other fabrics and prints. be sure to revisit to check them out…. 😀
Now this is beautiful! I never realized how pretty bohemia was until now.
Thank you, it is really pretty with all the colours, and looks really cheerful especially in the winter months…
I love Boho style! I love all the colors and different patterns, they are so magnificent and they do convey a sort of spiritual nature to them. Thank you for sharing the pictures and your thoughts!
Hey smarks thank you for reading. And it’s quite cheerful for gloomy winter months 😃
I’m glad I listened to tyou when you say wear your glasses 🙂 what a colorful event reading your content. You have a wonderful style that offers peace of mind.
Thank you, yes Boho chic tends to be vibrant, playful and cheery
Nice! I would like to visit one those countries in the future. There’s a vibrant feeling seeing their styles. I also love that they use festive colors. It does boost your mood to be happy throughout the day 😀
Thank you so much. Yes you should visit, you will not be disappointed
This is amazing, these colors, the vibes they send out! I should dedicate one room of my home to this!
Yes and call it the happy room 😀
Such a great post and such vibrant photos. I think I may be a fan now after reading this. Thanks!
Was a pleasure to share and I am glad you liked it.
Great post! Those are inspiring colors and designs. I see where you connect these colors and the style overall to spirituality!
Thank you Sara, brings happy hence positive vibes. Bohemians lifestyle in the long run is about free spirit, and nature, notice how some of the interiors involve seats and cushions on the ground- sort of relaxed spirit attitude 😀
You have the most beautiful creations and I absolutely love the pillows you created. I’ve always aspired to get into sewing and I got a good laugh reading your your “cheeky habit” to ‘see fabric, buy fabric, think of project later’ because I’m guilty of the same thing (but never actually get around to learning how to use a sewing machine)lol.
Thanks for sharing and the inspiration 😊
Thank you, once you start you are hooked 😆 . I am recommending it. I tell you it’s very easy to use sewing machine. I taught myself. And YouTube videos help if there is complicated stuff.
Gosh I would have the same problem if I ever went to Africa, the colours are just so vibrant
These colours and items that you blended are so beautiful, thanks for sharing this.
A pleasure Juli ☺
I adore this – the colors are exquisite – definitely on my next remodel
Thank yo Gina, for your kind words. Please share with us when you do start. 😀