In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers.
They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
About the Author
Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, and New York Times bestselling author of The New Bohemians and The New Bohemians Handbook (together, more than 100,000 copies sold!). Blakeney lives in Los Angeles.
“The New Bohemians is definitely my favorite new book of 2015 . . . I think this is destined to be the most read, loved, Instagrammed and ‘photographed on people’s coffee tables’ book of the year, so if you’re looking for some new inspiration for spring decorating, check out Justina’s new book.” — Design*Sponge
“The bohemian lifestyle, originally celebrated by nineteenth-century Parisian artists, is alive and well in the U.S., everywhere from Brooklyn to California. Designer and stylist Justina Blakeney captures these nouveau creatives—and twenty of their eclectic spaces—in her just-released book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes. With pages of tips and twelve DIY projects, the book makes the free-spirited style easy to achieve.” — ArchitecturalDigest.com
“Justina Blakeney’s new book celebrates bohemian homes . . . Blakeney’s creative eye and bohemian instincts are evident on every page.” — Dallas Morning News
“Fans of Justina’s style will be glad to see [the book] reads like a how-to for finding one’s own inner bohemian. . . . The New Bohemians is also a great conversation starter, making it the perfect coffee table book. . . . Sprinkled with DIYs and an “adopt an idea” for each home, the book is as functional as it is gorgeous.” — Apartment Therapy
“[Justina Blakeney’s] recent book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, takes us into the homes of cultural creatives who make their colorful, cluttered lives look super-appealing.” — PureWow
“A colorful and endlessly inspiring cover-to-cover read, the book dives into Justina’s vision of the twenty-first-century bohemian. From the dreamy homes of twenty stylesetters across the country (including Justina’s own L.A. “jungalow”) to easy DIY projects, The New Bohemians is our new favorite coffee table book for home inspiration.” — One Kings Lane
“Design maven Justina Blakeney shares updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview with the publication of The New Bohemians.” — Los Angeles Times
“VERDICT: The youthful exuberance shown in these interiors will encourage amateurs to discover their own bohemian style.” — Library Journal
“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.” — California Home+Design online