Monday, January 6, 2014

Boho Kitchen Decor

Well lovely reader, we are past the holidays and each day the daylight hours are increasing. Our holidays were quiet as they are these days, but it's the way we like it. Big plans are in the works, I won't divulge until they're firm enough to share!

Meanwhile, this post is all about Bohemian kitchen decor. I usually don't design a full Bohemian kitchen for the majority of my clients, too European and not "new" enough looking for American tastes. But once in a while, I have a client with an older home and the intestinal fortitude to go for it! Granted, it can be crusty around the edges and sometimes disorganized, but it can be homey and kind of country in a nostalgic sort of way. Love it when I can use vintage elements and pseudo-vintage new pieces. Blend that with color and texture and how could it go wrong! 

I have included some pix of more contemporary Boho design, in particular the conservatory within a loft. Bohemian decor by definition is about using your imagination and flaunting convention. Sometimes the more contemporary or neutral or light handed use of the gendre is what a client wants. 

Notice the majority of these kitchens have open wall hung shelving, no overhead cabinets. This is an American fear most of my clients express. The old world idea of wall space above the workspace is growing leaps and bounds here, but clients still need assurance that all will be well and all their possessions will have a place.

Enjoy the Bohemian kitchen tour and see if you have a favorite: 

Lace work and tile

Cute under stairs kitchen

White and green spring freshness

Blue and white plates give a vintage touch to this farmhouse kitchen

Taupe and pink a new fav of mine!

Sleek and contemporary below, vintage above

Floor to ceiling tile and distressed wood drawers, brilliant!

Surely art work belongs in the kitchen too!

Pattern and color in a retro style

More art work and love the pop of pink!

Mixture of wallpaper patterns and an oriental rug are divine!

Reclaimed wood hood cover with brackets, art work on the tile

Feminine dark style

Love hanging dried flowers, herbs and garlic!

Finally, a place for all those cookbooks!

Gray and teal is so current in design right now!

Love the oversized subway tiles in this small kitchen!

In wall plate rack is genius!

Color and vintage are Boho fav's!

Wow! The collection of enamelware is a major focal point in this homey kitchen!

White background, color in the changeable accessories can work for renters!

Simple way to feature your glassware/collectibles.

Kitchen with in a loft!

Tiny cottage kitchen

My favorite English cottage look!

Reclaimed wood, art work and simple colors

Industrial Boho

Dark, moody with Dutch masters influences

Perfect example of Boho neutral

Boho glam

Pink and teal, French influences

Love the country/Boho look!

Spanish/French Bohemian 

Oh la la, to die for!

Fussy, glam country Boho, but I like it!

And finally, I added the picture below because I can't believe how ingenious it is. Bohemian because it is a kitchen in a box!

When a studio apartment is what you have to work with…….

All of the pictures are via my Bohemian Decor board on Pinterest. Leave a comment below and tell me which one is your favorite, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. So much beautiful inspiration here! I think the pink hues all work really well.


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  4. I love the romance and life in bohemian decor, especially in a kitchen. I'm hoping my own kitchen will stand among them when complete.

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  6. The black and gold range in the third from bottom photo- what brand is it? I LOVE black kitchens. I’m planning a remodel and want this stove or one like it. Thanks!


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