The word bohemian is everywhere in the style world these days, as traditional textiles become more and more part of designers’ palettes.
When I work on my one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, bags and home accessories, I look to the long-standing history of textiles to help me create my own definition of bohemian style.
A world traveler, I’m inspired by the color and pattern play of indigenous cultures and costumes from Guatemala, Mexico and other parts of the world. To me, bohemian style speaks to these people’s ability to match the seemingly unmatchable, to bring together patterns, bold colors, contrasting flowers, stripes, dots and layers in ways that make their wearer look unique, regal, intricate and interesting.
-Merijam Roelofs, Designer