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A Bohemian Revival

Posted to Interior Inspiration by Francesca on 6th June 2016

Whether you put it down to Moss and Miller’s sublime reawakening of the sexy seventies style at Glastonbury in the early noughties or not, you don’t have to look further than the nearest sheepskin-strewn chair or bangle clad wrist to notice that the last decade has seen a vibrant revival of vintage Bohemia in both the fashion and interior realms alike. No longer is boho décor about dream catchers, flower power or flea markets finds. This new wave of haute bohemian interior design is artful, thought-out and elegant.

Siren, Coverack, Cornwall
An inspiring hideaway for creative souls, this boho-luxe cottage overlooks the sea on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula. Siren’s style is an amalgamation of seventies vintage glamour and bohemian free-spiritedness. Incorporating ombre blue walls, coral pink sofas and golden accents, the living areas are exotic and carefree, epitomising a modern Gypset style. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a sultry vibe achieved through inky floors, lacy window drapes and more metallic gold pieces. The dressing room features a writing desk and artist's easel, as well as the chance to spot dolphins from the window as you fix your tousled hair for the day.

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Bohème, Stawley, Somerset
By name and by nature, this former 16th century cider press turned country retreat offers 'la vie de Bohème' - an artistic, informal way of life - without compromising on luxury. The farm building is typically bucolic on first impression, but hidden behind its three metre-high reclaimed oak doors, Bohème is a sanctuary of style. Boho meets Soho, with natural materials, Barneby Gates textiles and eclectic Moroccan-inspired furnishings bringing a subtle bohemian vibe to a clean, modern living space.

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The Woodlanders, Shaftesbury, Wiltshire
Surrounded by ambrosial woodland filled with bluebells and wild garlic, this 17th century gamekeeper’s cottage has been refashioned using one-off art pieces and family heirlooms to create an eclectic and stylish space for wholesome family holidays in the country. There is an emphasis on natural materials (including old elm, oak and slate), whilst splashes of geometric patterns in the bedrooms juxtapose the natural chaos of the wild woodland views. 

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Valentina´s Lost Orangery, Near Castle Combe, Wiltshire
Step through the looking glass and enter an oasis of unparalleled splendour at this unique home. Valentina’s Lost Orangery holds an inspiring story and sits beside explorer Sir Walter Raleigh's old hunting lodge within 500 acres of private grounds including pruned gardens, enchanted woodland, a beautiful valley and a lake, all bound by the walls of a crumbling castle. Inside, this romantic retreat is embellished with dripping wax and crystal chandeliers, tropical palms and lemon trees, like a backdrop straight out of Vogue.

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The Secret Holt, Dartmoor, Devon
Off the beaten track and swathed in mystery, The Secret Holt is a romantic self-catering cabin which truly makes the most of Dartmoor’s rugged romance. With goat bells, reindeer skins, a mantelpiece fashioned from temple pillars and a 150 year old carved wooden door from India, The Secret Holt exudes a charm all of its own. There is a folksy Alpine flavour which flows through the cabin into the master king-size bedroom which has crisp white linens and feminine splashes of passion flower and honeysuckle print.

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The Fish Store, Mousehole, Cornwall
The Fish Store began life as a pilchard packing factory and has remained in the same family for the last 70 years. This reverse-level converted industrial building has been carefully modernised whilst retaining original features such as chunky beams and whitewashed walls, which keep the soul of the original space, plus provide the perfect backdrop for quirky artwork. Along with the coastal position and salty air, the unconventional design pieces achieve a carefree easy-living vibe. 

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Artists' Beach House, Whitstable, Kent
Perched on a private sea road with a unique outlook, this New England-looking clapperboard house sits above the beach complete with a wildflower meadow and wraparound veranda perfect for a spot of sunrise yoga or curling up with a glass of wine and writing pad. There is a real vintage vibe to this home, keeping an authentic beach retreat flavour. As well as luxury seaside holidays, Artists' Beach House also makes a dream setting for boho beach weddings.

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Honeystone Manor, Near Burford, Oxfordshire
Honeystone Manor is one of the most exclusive country homes on the Unique Home Stays portfolio. The house is set in over six acres of breathtaking grounds which include a fragrant walled garden, wildflower meadow and a Victorian water garden. Inside, the manor is a home of unsurpassed luxury, offering a relaxed ambiance through delightful flourishes of bold colours and patterns. From expanding your knowledge in the extensive library to sunbathing by the outdoor swimming pool or reclining in one of the boho-luxe bedrooms; a break at Honeystone Manor will be an experience to remember a lifetime. 

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Properties featured in this article: Honeystone Manor, Artists´ Beach House, The Fish Store, The Secret Holt, Valentina´s Lost Orangery, The Woodlanders, Bohème, Siren

6th June 2016
by Francesca

Francesca

Marketing Manager Francesca has a lust for bohemian luxury travel and interiors meaning she´s well placed at Unique Home Stays.

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