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Gift Ideas for the Person Who has Everything

Gift Ideas for the Person Who has Everything

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Trending: Embellished Denim

Trending: Embellished Denim

Hand's down, this season's hottest (and coolest!) trend is embellished denim. 

This update on classic denim can include embroidery, vintage fabrics, beading, sequins, shells, or all of the above.

Here are a few of our favorites.

These jackets are handmade with vintage textiles by the Kutchi tribe in Afghanistan. No two are alike. 

 

Embellished Denim Jacket The Fox and the Mermaid

Embellished Denim Jackets The Fox and the Mermaid

Embellished Denim Jean Jacket The Fox and the Mermaid

Because they are made with vintage textiles, each jacket is unique.

Some jackets use vintage coins and belts for embellishment:

Embellished Denim Jacket with Vintage Coins The Fox and the Mermaid

Embellished Denim Jacket with Banjara belts The Fox and the Mermaid

The beadwork is exceptionally detailed:

Embellished Kutchi Jacket The Fox and the Mermaid

Beaded Embellished Denim Jacket The Fox and the Mermaid

Vintage Afghani textiles also makes these jackets one-of-a-kind:

Vintage Afghani Embellished Denim The Fox and the Mermaid

This one-of-a-kind jacket was hand-embroidered by the Hmong Tribe people in Northern Thailand.

 

The Home Decor Color Trend of 2017

The Home Decor Color Trend of 2017

According to Pantone, 2017's color of the year is "Greenery". 

This retro, lime-green shade is reminiscent of the 70s and perfect for the bohemian-inspired home. But if you are wondering what to pair this bold shade with here are some ideas for all personality types:

 For a summery vibe, sunny, yellow ombre mandala curtains compliment this nature-inspired color beautiful and are sure to perk up your home:

Mandala Tapestry Curtains The Fox and the MermaidI

f you are feeling bold and festive, try tossing a colorful, pink kantha throw over your couch:

Purple and green kantha quilt The Fox and the Mermaid

For a more bohemian mood, colorful, suzani or Hmong embroidered throw pillows are a great way to add a pop of color without feeling too overwhelming:

Suzani Embroidered Pillow The Fox and the Mermaid  Hmong HIll Tribe Embroidered Cushion The Fox and the mermaid

Embroidered Throw Pillows The Fox and the Mermaid

  For an earthy vibe, a chocolate brown tapestry makes for a great alternative to an accent wall:

Earthy Brown Mandala Tapestry The Fox and the Mermaid

 A few colorful, patchwork floor cushions give any room a warm and welcoming boho-chic energy:  

Patchwork Floor Cushions The Fox and the Mermaid

And you can never go wrong with a leather, Moroccan pouf!

Leather Moroccan Pouf The Fox and the Mermaid

 

 

The History of Kantha Quilts

The History of Kantha Quilts

The History of Kantha Quilts

Kantha is one of the oldest types of embroidery in India and is often practiced by rural women. It is characterized by a long, running, hand-made stitch.

Detail of kantha running stitch The Fox and the Mermaid

In Sanskrit kantha means "rags" which reflects the fact that kantha quilts are made from old clothing or repurposed saris. Two pieces of fabric are stitched together creating a lightweight quilt, scarf, pillow or throw. These double-sided quilts are generally made from cotton or silk. No two are alike.

silk hand-stitched kantha scarf The Fox and the Mermaid

Kantha embroidery dates back 2,500 years although the running stitch that is popular today started about 500 years ago. These indian textiles are characterized by vibrant colors and their bohemian spirit.

Vintage Kantha Handmade Quilt The Fox and the Mermaid

Shibori and indigo tie-dye patterns offer a new spin on an old favorite. They are a must have for any bohemian chic home.

Shibori Kantha Quilt The Fox and the Mermaid

 

How to Get The Boho Look in Your Home

How to Get The Boho Look in Your Home

Bohemian decor has been experiencing a renaissance. The popular maximalist home decor style is characterized by vibrant colors, exotic textiles, mismatched furniture, layered rugs, macrame, wall hangers, wicker and lots of plants. It's a texture-rich mix of ethic, mid-century, the 70s and vintage. More is more is the best way to describe this artful style.

Five easy ways to get this style:

1) add a leather poufs for cozy seating:

Moroccan Leather Pouf

Assorted colors, $159

2) Pillows, Pillows, and more Pillows:

Patchwork Floor Pillows

Assorted Colors and Sizes, starting at $39 

3) Ethnic throws, quilts and textiles are a great way to add color and texture to to your sofa:

Vintage kantha QUilts

Vintage Kantha Quilts, $79

4) Instead of paintings, decorate your wall with a colorful Indian tapestry:

Purple Mandala Tapestry

Mandala Tapestry, $37

5) Add a DIY hanging macrame chair:

Macrame Hanging Chair

photo credit: Classy Chair

Click photo to learn how to make your own chair 

 

This Summer's Must-Have Maxi Dress

This Summer's Must-Have Maxi Dress

Indian cotton tunic dress The Fox and the Mermaid

Pictured: Santa Cruz Sleeveless Dress in Pastel   

 A great maxi-dress that makes you feel both sexy and comfortable is a must have for summer! But sometimes finding a maxi that doesn't overwhelm your frame can be challenging. These Indian, cotton gauze, tunic dresses are perfect for those warm summer days and balmy nights. Pair them with flip-flops for a day at the beach, gladiator sandals for brunch with the girls, or suede boots for a night on the town. They are so light and comfortable while being ultra-feminine at the same time. You will want to live in yours!

 

Indian cotton tunic dress The Fox and the Mermaid

Santa Cruz Long-Sleeve Dress in Azure         

     

Santa Cruz Sleeveless Dress in Mauve

Indian cotton tunic dress The Fox and the Mermaid

Santa Cruz Strapless Dress in Brick

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