Little Boho Makeover At Home

22 August 2014 2


Whenever in life we feel the need for change, there is one or several reasons triggering it. When I felt like it’s time to make a little boho makeover at home, I think I was ushered by an inner drive caused by the warm summer weather, my recent trip to Serbia, the general desire to explore the world, colour inspiration from the streets. All these or maybe something else, I don’t know exactly, I just know I gave in and rolled up my sleeves. Here we go.

First I was going through a stack of extra accessories I had at home. I found my vintage Boucherouite rug from Morocco (sourced at my Marrakech based friend Maryam’s Red Thread Souk), a Mexican blanket, a Moroccan cushion, a very colorful bedspread, a vintage lithography of oriental folk costumes bought in Paris and my ever present collection of vintage ceramics, colorful vases and plants. That seemed like a good pile of home accessories with a boho touch.

Another important fact was my gallery wall in the living room. It’s been up for like a year and I wanted to change it entirely. I needed a new center piece and I found a wonderful Mark Rothko art print on a wooden panel through – I was immediately drawn to the blue and yellow interpretation. Around it I’ve decided to add some vintage and newer paintings. 

While unrolling the Boucherouite rug I started to play with it and tested it in my living room and in my bedroom. Personally, I prefer it in the bedroom cause it is more neutral and the vibrant colours and patterns of the Boucherouite come to full impact there. What do you think? After lots of shuffling around and a few coffees, I approached the end of my boho makeover.

As a person I see myself as a traveler, as an explorer. Traveling is the essence and makes me happy. But it is not only the travels abroad that keep me going. It is also the daily impulse to see the world around me with other eyes. I like to think of that as my boho soul. And thinking about it this way, I’m convinced that everyone could use a bit of boho in the life. Don’t you agree?

Have a happy weekend, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
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  • Reply Havva Peynirci 22 August 2014 at 06:43

    şahane bir ev
    bayıldım,ilham verici
    mutlu hafta sonu

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 22 August 2014 at 08:35

      Tesekkürler Havva! Very happy that you like my home:-) Happy weekend!

  • Reply 2moiselles 22 August 2014 at 07:15

    J’aime beaucoup cette nouvelle ambiance intérieure! Pour moi aussi voyager est le sel de la vie 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 22 August 2014 at 09:00

      Merci beaucoup! Le sel de la vie – j’aime bien cette expression:-)

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 22 August 2014 at 13:45

    Wonderful Boho infusion here, Igor! You are so talented at mixing textures and colors together 🙂 Now, can you come to my home and help me do a similar makeover? Have a good weekend my friend! Jocelyn xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 22 August 2014 at 17:06

      Thank you so much my friend! Well I’d be honored to come to your place some day, but trust me, it already is impeccable from what I’ve seen! I wish you a wonderful weekend, Jocelyn!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 22 August 2014 at 19:52

    I love it that you restyled your home after your vacation ;- ) That print in the last photo, is that something I have seen on your blog before or?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 22 August 2014 at 21:18

      Yes you are right, Lisa! It’s by UK artist Lesley Barnes:-)

  • Reply Unterwegs KaffeeKuchen 23 August 2014 at 13:54

    Sehr schön geworden, die “neue” Wohnung. Ich mag es auch, wenn man zu Hause immer an seine Reisen erinnert wird…

    Liebe Grüße

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 August 2014 at 16:57

      Vielen Dank Mona! Freut mich, dass es Dir auch so gut gefällt!

  • Reply Monsterscircus 23 August 2014 at 22:32

    Hi Igor.
    I realy love your sense of style and how you added a special finishing touch with your subtle layers of textiles, ooh such texture and richness – and I do agree, boho makes a space feel lived in and inviting. Thank you very much for pinning the eclectic trends DIY, you & Judith are really boosting the green movement on that board!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 August 2014 at 12:55

      Thank you so much Mette! I think everyone needs a bit of green in their homes and lives! It makes a space so much more livable! And you’re welcome for the pin, I pinned one image again directly from your blog, too!

  • Reply Jule aus 9B 24 August 2014 at 05:38

    Ich finde ja deine ganzen niedlichen Vasen und Blumentöpfchen toll. Diesmal ist mir besonders die kleine rote Vase ins Auge gefallen, die aussieht wie ein Granatapfel. Ich schau immer gern bei dir vorbei. Ach ja, und dass du die Schräge über dem Bett dunkel gestrichen hast. Herrlich!!
    Viele liebe Grüße

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 August 2014 at 12:56

      Oh lieben Dank Jule, das freut mich natürlich besonders! Der kleine rote Granatapfel ist ein kleines Souvenir aus Jerusalem, das ich mir im Frühling dort in einer Keramikwerkstatt im armenischen Viertel der Jerusalemer Altstadt gekauft habe. Der Granatapfel gilt auch als Symbol der Stadt Jerusalem:-)

  • Reply Aga | Passion shake 25 August 2014 at 18:47

    It looks so colorful and happy – perfect postive vibe for the last days of summer. I really like the rug – I guess I’m in need of some boho in my life too 🙂

  • Reply Jenn McKnight 25 August 2014 at 20:01

    Wow! This looks like jus about the most comfortable couch out there. I’ve been searching for a good one – any chance you’d let me know where you got this?


  • Reply tea-in-tangiers 1 September 2014 at 08:36

    love the carpet – they always look lovely out of the medina and in a contemporary home I think. Been spending the week wading through boucherouites for a post and have included a link here so people can see how they “work” – hope that is ok?

  • Reply Anonymous 25 February 2015 at 19:16

    love the three-legged smiley face flower pot, where is it from?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 February 2015 at 09:15

      It’s from London based Atelier Stella – she sells them online too!

      • Reply Brenda 8 April 2016 at 10:35

        Hi, Do you happen to know what plant is in it? I love the white dots on the leaves!

        • Reply Igor 9 April 2016 at 00:12

          It is a Haworthia!

          • Michelle 1 May 2016 at 12:44

            I LOVE the planter you have the haworthia in! It doesn’t look like there’s a drainage hole–how does it do in there? I’ve been on the hunt for ceramic planters with feet like this; do remember where you found it?

          • Igor 2 May 2016 at 23:42

            Thank you Michelle! It doesn’t have a drainage hole which is why I used a layer of sand on the bottom and I do not water too often. The planter is from Atelier Stella – you can google it and you’ll find her webshop. She always sells batches online which are quickly sold out but she keeps producing new batches regularly!


    […] Credits & source: 1. Zilver Blauw (vase is from Serax) | 2. Confetti Riot | 3. Anewall | 4. Marij Hessel | 5. Bengtgarden | 6. Happy Interior Blog. […]

  • Reply Rach @ Little Lands 12 November 2015 at 03:07

    Igor, do you know where I can find those pots with the legs and faces on them? Lovely!!

  • Reply Rach @ Little Lands 12 November 2015 at 03:08

    oh sorry, just saw response in previous post!

  • Reply Heidi 29 November 2015 at 20:56

    Wow, that looks stunning! I am constantly trying to decide between boho and scandinavian decor. As much as I love the boho vibe, my apartmant has more of a scandinavian vibe, mostly because it’s a bit “safer” and most of my furniture and accessories have that kind of style. Anyways, thanks for the interesting pictures and great inspiration!
    – Heidi

  • Reply Ashley 17 June 2016 at 19:22

    Hi! Where did you get that small planter with the smiley face? I LOVE it!!!!

    • Reply Igor 17 June 2016 at 20:01

      It’s from London based Atelier Stella. You can google it:-)

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