Monday, October 27, 2014

Bohemian Chic + The Vanity Fair Vintage LifeStyle


Mystery + Beauty surround the Bohemian Chic Lifestyle. Don't be afraid to express your soft romantic side and create beauty in home decor. Whether it be a city loft by the river or a downtown brownstone, we all need a little { pretty } in our hectic urban lives. So, if you love culture + fashion + design, come embrace a little bit of the sweet "Vanity Fair Vintage" lifestyle.


Lounge Elegantly. The Glamour of a vintage settee or boudoir lounge is a must have for the Vanity Fair Lifestyle. Choose muted hues & graceful curves to express the softer side of bohemian life. Like this Spencer Chaise from Jayson Home & Garden upholstered in creme linen and burlap with a dusty light burnt oak finish.




A little Bohemian: A little Green.

"Little Uma" {picture directly above} is a carved french 19th century Rococo-style settee with it's original turquoise patina. What makes her special and why I love the design house of Chair Couture, is their philosophy & passion to recycle French antiques and reupholster in bold modern or vintage flavored fabrics. What you get is a fabulous reinterpretation of bohemian whimsy + high fashion urban glam.

For the love of vanity fair ~ comes Marianne. This fabulous French country bed, Circa 1930, comes with it's original gray-green patina + upholstered in one-of-a-kind "dandelion field" fabric.

About Margaret:
The fabulous designer behind Chair Couture, "Margaret Elman indulges in the ultimate recycling program by finding one-of-a-kind French and Italian antique chairs and beds, then reupholstering them in eye-popping prints." {the goods: *top picture ~chip: carved French settee, circa 1920 with original gilt patina + covered in a bold, stripe velvet by Designer's Guild through Osborne & Little}. All images courtesy of Chair Couture.




Be Eclectic with fresh + flirty chairs. From French inspired petite frames or feminine cowhide chic, grab those unique finds from your local boutique retailer and bring it back home. {left chair: from jayson home & garden}.






Accent bohemian style with rustic antlers + vintage lighting ~ Nothing's off limits. The Vanity of Case: mix it up with antique chests or reproductions and don't be afraid of a little glamour with chrome or metallic finishes. The Whitman Chest of Drawers, perfect for the bohemian traveler, comes with steel drawer front panels and urban cool leather pulls {the accent goods: all above from my favorite boutique retailer in Chicago ~ Jayson Home & Garden}.




The Bohemian Chic lifestyle: a life of { beauty + culture } never comes easy.
For the more laid back vintage girl with an edge who likes large scale basic, check out the styling of this urban cool, over-sized, custom upholstery line from the UK sofa.com.


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58 comments:

  1. Love the pictures, just my style! I love everything. Wish I had one of those unique sofas. Really enjoy your blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Well, I think I just fell in love with the bohemian chic lifestyle.. now to talk my husband into agreeing these pieces could be a part of our very modern home...

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  3. Love ur blog, thanx 4 the link on twitter! U can check out my blog at www.lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

    cheers

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  4. The room pictured in the beginning of this post is perfect: Theatrical, stoic yet livable. Your pics are stunning and your commentary is perfectly complimentary. Bravo.

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  5. Let me live this lifestyle please. You make it sound so romantic.

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  6. Always love seeing your selections. That sofa, tho, is sinfully delightful. So plush looking. I just want to fall into . . . with a carafe of wine nearby. cheers, -susan

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  7. I love the chairs and the bed, I'm slightly overwhelmed by my love for them, I wish I had a decor that would work them in. I also follow you on twitter.
    xx

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  8. Love the interior of that top photo. That steel drawer chest is just my thing, awesome.

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  9. I love the vintage settee picture. Great tip on how to mix in accent bohemian furniture.

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  10. Great choices that dandelion bed is unreal!
    Fantastic

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  11. Hi Susan,

    You have such a beautiful blog!

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    Thanks!
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  12. I am not exaggerating when I say that I love every single piece in this post. This is just right up my alley.

    I'm just discovering your blog via Desire to Inspire (where we were both mentioned). It's fantastic.

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  13. I love the stone in that first photo. Stunning.

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  14. Oooh this furniture are fabulous! It's the simplicity of these designs I love so much, and there's something a bit space-age chic about those furniture...

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  15. I relate to this style and Chair Couture was a faboulous discovery. Thanks for another great Post.

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  16. wowzers. These are all so lovely but that bed is killing it.
    What a great post.

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  17. The dandelion bed frame is amazing! Love the colours and the vibe of the piece. :)

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  18. Your style is really beautiful. BTW I am in Chicago too.

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  19. WOW vintage style! is so cool!

    i like ur blog!

    Follow u on twitter

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  20. tres chic and tres francais! Love it!

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  21. beautiful! love the contrast!
    Definitely should be on our frenchtouch twibe! wish we could post photos there too...

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  22. My mom love vintage finds. She will definitely love these stuff. They are beautiful even they look old.

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  23. Hola, Susan! dondon and hery from the kitchenette of monkey and mouse just gave you a blog award because your blog is awesome :) http://www.heryakidon.com/2010/06/our-very-first-award/

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  24. I would really like to use the location in the first picture, you don't find a lot of looks like that in California unless you have it created. Great post and Blog Susan and it is nice to connect too!

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  25. Even though they look old they still are the most beautiful.

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  26. Hi.. whoa.. nice blog. good combination with color and stuff.

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  27. This is a nice blog on home decor...For more ideas check out this blog.

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  28. Hi,

    This is an impressive blog, I liked and bookmarked it already

    Regards,

    Andrea

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  29. I love that french country bed! Also, I have seen that chest on the HGTV, it worked so well for the family room they were decorating. Love the lether/metal combination!

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  30. Just discovered your blog - it is romantic and edgy at the same time - very nice! Some gorgeous images and wonderful spaces.

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  31. These pieces are gorgeous, great round up of "wow factor" furniture! Lovely blog too!

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  32. The Romantic - chic factor of all the pieces is so appealing - we would throw soft white curtains in the windows and some light pink flowers and be set!

    It is definitely a unique look to achieve but one with so much creativity.

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  34. So glad I found your site! Love your picks and pics!

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  35. Love that chest! The leather and chrome look so great together. I read you are from AZ, me too. I'm a furniture designer her in Phoenix. Take a look at my site and let me know what you think: http://shop.retro.net

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  36. Love the wooden lamp - wood look great in an chalet somewhere.....

    Glider rocking chairs

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  38. I love the urban modern and vintage and very eclectic style of design. That's what my home and life is like. I love your blog and I will be coming back to visit quite often.

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  39. I love all of these and I have always wanted a chaise lounge for my bedroom and I still plan on getting one. Looking at the one on here made me want one even more.

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  40. The white & natural linen chaise lounge is my favorite. I love the double cushion that exemplifies the comfort characteristic of the Rococo furntiru.

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  41. I just love the bed. What do you call the plants as the background? I am not familiar with them.

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  42. Thanks for this post. I think the multicolored settee is gorgeous.

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  43. Love all these fabulous boho chic items. Long been a fan of chair couture - brilliant idea, beautifully executed!!

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  44. Love the staircase shot and the lights. You should check out James Plumb.
    I think you would like their work.

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  45. The horns are excellent, they look so good in different parts of space beyond just the fireplace.

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  46. What amazing pieces! I love the settees and chairs, so elegant and unique. Fantastic blog, can't wait to see more!

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  47. Thanks for sharing needful information about the home decor.We would like to see more in near future.

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  48. Who says romance is dead. I like the fun flirty vanity fair chairs most.

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  49. Very vintage and bohemian great pics thanks!

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  50. I found your blog site is interesting

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  51. I am in love with the Whitman chest of drawers!! Nice post... Thanks!

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  52. Love the combo of mystery and beauty to create the bohemian chic style.It is nothing less than enchanting

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  53. I love the dandelion bed and the striped couch! Amazing!

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  54. I love the 1st pic, awesome!
    Your articles are great!
    xx

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