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Boho Romance Inspires Fall Home Fashion

Bohemian chatelet round table

Openwork carving gives an artisan, airy charm to this easy-living table in the Chatelet Collection. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

On the fall 2015 runways, opulent brocades and jacquards meet folkloric embroidery and furry textures for a look that’s Bohemian-Haute Hippie and romantically global.

These fashion styles and colors will inspire festive home updates from now through the holidays.

moroccan dream maxi boston proper

Haute hippie style embraces Moroccan tile patterns, Indian paisleys and other timeless patterns, as well as maxi looks that flatter all ages and sizes. Photo: Boston Proper.

Prada, Balenciaga and Chanel have brought back my favorite old-school accessory: broaches! Along with Mary Jane shoes, they signal a return to ladylike looks with a liberating angle.

Bohemian collage broaches

Pin-worthy: I love broaches because once they’re on, they’re fuss-free. I was thrilled to see some nature-inspired dazzlers on designer labels this fall. Photos: Ross-Simmons (butterfly); Etsy (silver leaves) and Metropolitan Museum of Art store (feather).

I’m also thrilled that still-popular blush, pale pink and lavender have broken free of their spring-only bonds and are fall’s new favorites. Pantone Color Institute says that fall’s fashion line-up “weaves earthly neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.”


Fall 2015 colors are natural and sophisticated at once. Oak Buff is a golden, mellow yellow; Dried Herb is an organic olive green; Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, is rich and earthy; Biscay Bay is an elegant, confident blue-green; Cadmium Orange feels playful and optimistic; Cashmere Rose is gently persuasive and flattering to both men and women; Reflecting Pond evokes thoughtfulness and stability; Amethyst Orchid is intriguing and creative. Photo: Pantone Color Institute

“The colors are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security,Pantone said.

Bohemian Melange Terina console

Swirling vines on the Melange Terina console capture the exuberant, nature-loving spirit of romanticism itself. Photo: Hooker Furniture

Bohemian Melange Chairside

Exuberant swirls celebrate nature in a look that updates free-spirited romance for today in this accent cabinet. Photo Hooker Furniture.

benson club chair dark op art floral sam moore

Flower power! Bold hues and large-scaled blooms give the Benson club chair boho drama. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.

BY opulent medieval and darkleather chair

Genuine leather is a luxe boho style star, especially when it’s embellished with an opulent retro-medieval pattern like on the Tandy leather chair from Bradington-Young.

Pantone notes that, “This fall, designers pay homage to progressive moments in American history, from the seductive ’20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ’60s and ’70s, and utilizes colors and styling that are innately easy to wear by both men and women.”

Bohemian tall credenza

Rustic meets romantic in a handpainted credenza that celebrates art and nature. Photo: Hooker Furniture

“Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Panton Color Institute.

large pic zari bedding horchow

A patchwork of brilliant jewel hues brings the romantic bohemian spirit home. Photo: Horchow.

elephants plum round tablecloth serrv

Tablecloths, bedding and other home textiles make it easy to bring boho style to every room. Fabrics range from simple cotton prints to metallic-embellished silk brocades. Photo: Serrv

Bohemaian SM collage

Like a sleek Bohemian look? Update your sofa or sectional with just a touch of boho as in these accent pillows in Sam Moore’s Emory-Kohl fabric on the Paulina Sectional.

Bohemian fabric collage

Boho fabrics come in a world of colors and patterns, from ancient paisleys to Art Nouveau. Pile them on or pick your favorite to update solids in timeless hues. Fabrics: Sam Moore Furniture.

Bohemian tall round accent

If brocade were wood, it would look like this. Elaborate brass embellishments on rich hardwoods add warmth and brightness to any space. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

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