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Do you live in a bohemian household?

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mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 18:29:53

What are its characteristics if so?

mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 18:51:47

Regarding molluscum, that may possibly be cavalier rather than bohemian

Whilst a bohemian h/hold is unlikely to be sparkly clean, that is not the only characteristic, I am not meaning to have a discussion simply about whether you keep your house sparkling or not

ggglimpopo Wed 08-Nov-06 18:52:29

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ggglimpopo Wed 08-Nov-06 18:54:56

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boboggglimpopo Wed 08-Nov-06 18:55:58

or ggglimbobo?

mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 18:57:02

Agree re purple, good point

lulumama Wed 08-Nov-06 18:57:40

my house sounds a bit like Poppynboo.....!

bit ecelctic..mish mash of styles...lots of 'things'.

lots of candles, open fires, pictures . looks lived in and enjoyed ...homely.....but not dirty!!!

Bucketsofburntdinosaurs Wed 08-Nov-06 18:58:24

Don't forget there's a difference between Bohemian and being a Guardian reader in an ethnic skirt with a compost bin. I would theorise that marriage isn't very Bohemian, and nor is a mortgage.

lulumama Wed 08-Nov-06 18:58:28

shabby chic...not bohemian!! bohemian always sounds so .....not arsed! and fey......

boboggglimpopo Wed 08-Nov-06 18:59:31

Fey is a damn good word, Lulumama.

Blu Wed 08-Nov-06 19:02:06

I may have to rethink, then - no purple currently in my wardrobe!

But DS has designed a rather flambouyant purple school uniform which he thinks his head teacher should adopt.

Arty, educated, not rich, have some rather 'anything goes' views - but try to keep them slightly under control - which is a bit un-boho....believe in things for the idea or concept rather than orthodoxy.

House a bit grubby (but I think that's optional)- and I did potty train DS in much the same boho approach that earned Twig her reputation - so it mmust be true1

mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 19:02:40

shabby chic is contrived compared to bohemian
bohemian is much more intellectual I reckon

all of you with dirt hang ups are clearly not bohemian however not everyone with a dirty house is bohemian so the dirt thing isn't really the pivotal point of it all

lulumama Wed 08-Nov-06 19:03:20

i'm not contrived...i can;t afford matching furniture!!

<<raspberry emoticon>>

mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 19:04:34

lulumama I bet the non-matching is highly tasteful and artful though

southeastastra Wed 08-Nov-06 19:04:35

boho makes me think of the film withnail and i, or the programme the effing fulfords.

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Blu Wed 08-Nov-06 19:04:58

Bohemian is not a class construct - it can be very class-transcendant.

Think of the Bloomsbury Group:

Intellectual, in a part of town which in it's day was very much not posh - they specifically moved away from fashionable West End and Belgravia - sexual shenanigans left right and centre....

boboggglimpopo Wed 08-Nov-06 19:05:30

Can we take the cats out of the equation? Am aspiring here.....

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lulumama Wed 08-Nov-06 19:06:40

hmmm....not sure about artful!

i don;t it possible to be just one thing?

most households are a mix of styles

bit hippy, bit boho, bit shabby chic, bit antique, bit modern...does it need a name......?

Blu Wed 08-Nov-06 19:06:46

No that's just organic hippyish cat-loving! Ugh!
Horrible animals!

moondog Wed 08-Nov-06 19:07:26

Janitor's frined is on the right track.

Wuld also argue that copious amounts of velvet de rigeur for boho household.

Hmm,I think ours is a right wing and excessively orderly boho household...if such a thing exists...

mousiemousie Wed 08-Nov-06 19:07:49

you can feed otehr people's cats, that counts fine

you need to read a lot of books to qualify and find stuff beautiful that other people don't

lulumama Wed 08-Nov-06 19:08:02

is velvet boho? how so?

moondog Wed 08-Nov-06 19:08:10

(Blu,you must deal with that errant apostrophe...)

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