Haute Bohemian + Dramatic Bokja Design

When I finally get my act together, I'm marching straight up Broadway and buying one of these...







Bokja Design is the collaboration between Hoda Baroud and Mari Hibri who use gorgeous vintage suzanis and textiles to create one of a kind furniture from their Beirut workshop. I believe their only showroom in the USA is at ABC Carpet & Home in NYC. Trust me, the trip to Manhattan is worth it just for these pieces!



DIY: Scarf to Bolster Pillow

Goodbye Scarf + Hello Bolster

As everyone knows, I love LOVE global-flavored patterns. So when I found a faux-silk scarf from H&M with a pink, lime green and black ikat-inspired pattern for $12....well...well...I'm just mad I didn't clear the place out. Then I could be showing you a sexy window treatment to go along with this fab bolster pillow.

My inspiration is this image from Domino Mag.


But I also like this one from Madeline Weinrib.



I started with a long, skinny bolster from Pillowflex. And got some strange looks on the subway ride home.

I measured twice.

Ok, maybe thrice.

Finished one edge by hand thanks to my sewing bible.

And viola!

Living in a Gypsy Wagon + Grown Up Wishing

Yes, now I remember. When I was young I dreamed about this....



...and this.

What girl (or full grown woman) couldn't imagine spending a summer day relaxing in this gypsy wagon?