Beautifully crafted textiles, ceramics, and wood work can add life to your home. Setting them amidst open spaces like windows or white walls will allow your vibrant handmade items to be seen and felt. These clean-yet-collective spaces are the New Boho – a modern style that honors artisans and global craft.
Here is an inspirational styling, material, and color guide for showcasing your handmade home collectables from near and far.
Black, white, and tropical. Seen at homeanddelicious.com
Open spaces, by Blood & Champagne
Textiles from Vietnam, Project Bly
Artisan textiles can give your home warmth and texture. Use a black and white palette with hits of bright color, draping heritage textiles over furniture – or use them as wall hangings, mixing-and-matching throughout the house.
Woven textiles, seen at Moon to Moon
Black and white by Project Bly
Mix and match color, seen at laurejoliet.com
Hmong appliqued pillow, Lauren K. Lancy
Pattern mix, ACE Hotel LA by Justina Blakeney
Textural wall hanging, Randomitus Tumblr
Indigo dyeing is an ancient technique in the midst of a major revival as a fashion and interior design trend. Learn about dyeing indigo naturally in my feature The Process: Indigo from Plant to Paste.
Hand-thrown pottery is sculpted by a ceramicist’s hands and has a distinct personality. Each piece looks and feels different than the next, a far cry from mass-produced products. Use these items for everyday use, for display, and for making a home for your plants.
Handcrafted daily dishes by Nest Together
Nesting bowls by Kim Wallace
Succulent planter by Olis Cupboard
Cloud white ceramics by Elephant Ceramic
Wood and ceramic spoon by Jirawong Wongtrangan
Wheel-thrown pitcher and mug by Helen Levi
Hand Woven Baskets
Earthy African baskets can be used to decorate a wall, or use brightly-colored carriers to hold your textiles and farmer’s market finds.
Geometric handmade baskets by Dara Artisans
African basket wall hanging seen at africanweddingstyle.com
Traditional woodworking techniques are employed to create smooth modern pieces of furniture and home decor. Sharing a meal with friends and family over a long natural wood table is one of my favorite ways to gather.