Holiday home & hotel design

Living in bohemian style: a small desert house in California

Living in bohemian style small-desert-house-california

How can you create a relaxing environment at home that is also a little more dynamic? That Living in bohemian style is characterized by these features. This requires creativity, a lot of enthusiasm and a few colorful home accessories. We are going to show you a small desert home in California that is a perfect example of how to combine the ethnic and bohemian styles.

Casual living in bohemian style

Living in bohemian style living room-seating area-ethno-flair

The house is less than 50 square meters. It’s close to the California Conservation Area and is surrounded by only trees, which makes it the perfect place to relax. Designers decided that bohemian style with a touch of ethnic color would be perfect for decorating the home.

Living in bohemian style – bright colors and natural materials are popular

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Bohemian style loves bright colors. But they can be too dominant in a small room. That is why the white wall paint and gray flooring were used as the basis for the colorful home accessories.

large shelving system for a lot of decorative items


One of the obvious characteristics of the bohemian look is its diversity. It’s never boring in a room like this. Objects made of wood, metal, plastic, glass, velvet, silk and sackcloth can be present there at the same time. Its charm lies in contrasts such as color and textures. A lot of natural woven rugs, baskets, pictures and tapestries can be seen in this house.

Aztec patterns look visually dynamic


There are also enough figures and small decorations. Here the designers have taken up the ethnic style. There is no indication of a specific nationality, only traces of Mexican and Indian cultures. Together they create a dynamic and at the same time relaxed atmosphere. Diamond-shaped patterns add dynamism.

Rattan armchair with high back


The designers Kathrin and Brian have always felt this longing to create something. She used to have a career as an actress. He wanted to write music. But life has moved them in various creative directions. Today kathrin is the founder and creative director of Gypsan, a boho chic clothing line for women, and Brian is an active full-time interior designer. Find out more about them and their projects on their website.

Ironing table serves as a console table


different furniture in the dining area


Macrame hanging basket in the living room


Side table made from tree trunk


various decorative items on the shelves


pastel green refrigerator


small kitchen


Wall decoration in the bedroom

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Bohemian style double bed


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living-bohemian-style-outside-terrace-side-table-pieces of wood





Photographer Brian Smirke

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