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Bohemian Chic Summer Trends

Bohemian Chic Summer Trends

Summer is every bohemian babe's favorite time of year. Here are this season's top boho-chic must-haves:

1) A long, flowy tunic dress that can go effortlessly from the beach to the office to night time. Dress them up with suede boots or down with gladiator sandals:

 

boho chic peasant dress

boho maternity dress The Fox and the Mermaid

2) A great pair of embellished shorts:

Embellished 70s shorts The Fox and the Mermaid

3) Pair them with a cute and comfy peasant blouse:

Peasant Tunic Blouse The Fox and the Mermaid

4) A colorful mandala tapestry skirt that can be worn as a sarong at the beach or with a cute rocker tee at night:

Mandala Tapestry Skirt and Sarong The Fox and the Mermaid

5) A bohemian-style mandala tapestry round beach towel:

Mandala Tapestry Terrycloth Beach Towel The Fox and the Mermaid

or if that's not your style, try an ultra-soft Mexican blanket:

Colorful mexican blanket The Fox and the Mermaid

6) And a great beach bag to carry it all in:

embroidered hmong tribe beach bag The Fox and the Mermaid

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". 

Pantone Color of the Year 2017 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 Mermaid

If 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

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

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 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

 

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