Turn your home into a surprise explosion for the senses with breathtaking colours and textures
Leona Lepper’s home is a mishmash of ethnic crafts including Indian textiles, bejeweled umbrellas, enamel teapots and old toys. In every corner there’s a vibrant pattern to discover and bohemian textiles drape over all possible surfaces, inviting you to touch, to sit, and to relax. This is the sort of atmosphere we want to create in our homes. Here’s how to get boho chic as seen in Leona Lepper’s digs. Turn to page 52 to see the full home tour in Mollie Makes 43.
[Clockwise from top left] 1. Give windows and doors the special treatment with embroidered Indian valance from Being Gypsy. 2. Treat little one’s to an elephant clutching pom pom balloons or add an interesting touch to the bookshelf. From The Smiling Siamese. 3. Bertie and Jack’s vintage-inspired floral posters are illustrated by hand and created in Bath, home to Mollie Makes.
4. Get this handsome, super-colourful Indian Raja print from Ink & Sons. 5. What’s a home without a patchwork cushion? Scatter these beauties everywhere! From Craft Aura Home. 6. This IKEA Silkeborg rug is created using various patches from old traditional handmade Turkish rugs – thrifty and
7. Any homeware item with the words ‘one-of-a-kind’ is a must-buy in our books. The Green Valley wooden chair is hand-carved and covered in lush woven silks and velvet fabrics. 8. Eat al fresco under the colourful light emanating from pretty glass lanterns. Find some at Indian Garden Company.