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20 Ways to Decorate with African Juju Hats

Today I wanted to share with you my latest design obsession: the juju hat. A juju what? You heard me right; we’re talking African Juju Hats. The Juju hat is an African headdress (also known as a Bamiléké feather headdress or Tyn Hat) hand-crafted with feathers. Found throughout Cameroon in West Africa, the feathers are sewn onto a tight raffia base and covered with wood or cloth. Each hat is carefully constructed by a group of up to 4 artisans for several days. Juju hats are worn by prominent Bamiléké tribe members as well as dignitaries and tribe Juju dancers. Notably in today’s design world, Juju hats have become increasingly popular amongst interior designers in the past several years who use them as wall art.

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The juju hat designs add major texture, but also great pops of color and warmth. If you’re someone who never can decide on the right piece of artwork (raises hand sheepishly), then juju hats might be perfect for you. Neutral enough to fit in a wide variety of spaces – we’re talking dining rooms, bedrooms, entryways, closets, even bathrooms – but bold enough to have a big impact and draw just the right amount of attention, juju hats are a decorator’s dream (from novice to seasoned, I promise you.) Whether it’s one juju hat as a focal point above a piece (think fireplace mantle or headboard) or a whole juju wall installation (how great do the groups of juju hats look?), there really are so many interesting ways to decorate with juju hats. These juju hats also work in every season – they can feel summery and bright for spring and summer, but can also warm up a space with texture and depth in fall and winter. I definitely have my eye on a cream juju hat for our living room.

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Living Room Makeover via Waiting on Martha.

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Entryway with Juju Hats and Moroccan Wedding Blanket via Table Tonic.

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Entryway Decorated with Juju Hats Cluster via Table Tonic.

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Juju Hat over a Bedroom Dresser via STFrank.

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Foyer Design with a Bright Orange Juju Hat via Atlanta Homes.

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Colorful Juju Hat over an Entryway Table via Nashville Lifestyles.

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Black and White Juju Hat Display via The English Room.

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White Juju Hat in a Kitchen Redesign via Safari Fusion.

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Girls Bedroom with African Juju Hat via D Home.

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Juju Hat in the Bathroom via Creative Homebody.

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Juju Hat in the Family Room via The Scout Guide.

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Natural Juju Hat Dining Room Installation via Kronbali.

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Three Colorful Juju Hats in an Office via The Home.

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Bedroom with Juju Hat on the Wall via Society of Wanderers.

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Juju Hat on the Living Room Fireplace Mantle via House Seven.

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Juju Hat Over a Fireplace via Table Tonic.

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Juju Hats in a Cozy Space with Moroccan Blanket via Society of Wanderers.

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Entryway Juju Hat Design via Chatelaine.

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Eclectic Bedroom with Juju Hat Over the Bed via Waiting on Martha.

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Juju Hat in a Modern Bohemian Hallway via My Domaine.

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Decorating With Hanging Globe Lights Indoors

It’s cold outside and there’s basically no talking me down from covering the house in holiday decorations. In deference to the fact that the official holidays don’t technically start for another two-and-a-half months, I’m looking for more subtle décor. First up on my home decorating list: outdoor hanging bulb lights; a.k.a., globe lights or string lights, brought indoors. Similar to Christmas lights, with a little more style and a lot more romance (for some reason outdoor hanging globe lights have always reminded me of a café in Paris), these strings of bulb lights are just the ticket. These hanging bulb lights are also most commonly seen outside – on patios, strung between trees, at weddings and on cozy patios and terraces – so bringing them indoors is unexpected and adds a really great level of texture and dimension to your air space.

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How to Style Hanging Globe Lights:

Strung over dining room tables, in living rooms, above bedroom headboards, framing an entryway, or draped through a ladder, the little pops of light are surprisingly modern and chic.

I’m also a big fan of all of the color options – black globe lights really pop in a black and white space, green strung globe lights are the classic outdoor look (blending in with trees, grass, etc., to become nearly invisible except for the twinkling lights), and the more contemporary white hanging globe lights that work oh-so-well indoors, especially against white walls.

I even spotted DIY twine globe lights; Design Sponge dressed up a simple strand of string lights by wrapping the cord with standard twine that puts a more rustic, natural spin on the little lights.

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Would you hang globe string lights in your home?

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Park Slope, Brooklyn Bright White Home Tour

Jessie Randall, the creative director behind one of my absolute favorite shoe and handbag line’s, Loeffler Randall, shares a stunning bright white modern home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband, three kids and dog. They renovated from top to bottom and the results are brilliant; I had to share just a peek into this home tour.

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The home is located in Park Slope, an area becoming more and more popular with each passing year, certainly attracts the coolest of the cool.

And Jessie just seems cool – not that that should surprise anyone at all – in that understated, too cool to realize she’s cool, making dorky even cooler, kind of way. “I do a lot of knitting, cross-stitching, sewing, quilting. I once got asked in an interview what I want to be when I grow up and I said, I want to be a grandmother.”

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On arranging her books by color: “The knitting store Purl has everything organized by rainbow colors; it’s lovely. Then I was home for the day last year, and, on a whim, I said, I’m going to do it! It actually took kind of a long time.”

Both the colorful book displays and the unique, yet somehow subtle wallpaper, really pop against a bright white backdrop. (Ahh, the power of white paint!)

 

See the full home tour on Cup of Jo.

Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. Styling by Randi Brookman Harris.

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19th-Century Modern French Apartment

I’ll always swoon a bit at talk of France. I’ve only been to Paris, but the romance of that city alone captures me every time. That’s why it was easy to fall in love with this beautiful 19th-century apartment, located in the historic centre of Bordeaux, France. The great use of color, spectacular windows along every wall, herringbone wood floors, and all of that decorative molding (I really, really like molding in design.)

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Sleek Bohemian Rustic Family Home

Maybe it’s the summer air, but lately I’m inspired by everything bohemian; especially bohemian with a sleek/upgraded twist. In our new house, I’m trying to mash together modern, rustic, and bohemian – and though we’re working in baby steps – so far I think (hope) it’s working. This family home, has that aesthetic nailed. (And I’m saving every bit of it to my New Home Pinterest board, stat.) A bit of background: lifestyle site, The Beetle Shack, shares these great family homes in a Family Home Project series – a beautiful look at real, lived in family homes – and in truth, they’re all just great. This one in particular, though – home toLevi (business owner), Claudia (full time mummy + food stylist) and Eve Indigo (almost 2 year old) – really caught my attention, with it’s bohemian vibe, slick black-washed wood floors, walls of books, and rustic touches.

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Subway tiles, a chalkboard wall, copper pots and pans and wood bowls – this is basically my foodie dream kitchen.

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Doesn’t this home tour make you want to buy dozens of indoor plants?

Claudia describes her home’s styles as “70’s bohemian era, natural textures and country style living.” She explains: “I’m drawn to functional, creative spaces. I love white walls, woven materials, wood and a lot of greenery. It’s what suits this house, and I’ve committed to it. I think it’s important to know what style you like, but also make sure it suits the type of house you’re living in. Also, everything needs to serve a purpose. We use a lot of open shelving, and it’s for convenience more than anything else. I also want to make sure our home is child-friendly with a lot of play space for Eve, there’s not really anything on display that she’s not allowed to touch. It’s her domain as much as ours.

I love that.

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Design Dreaming: Watercolor Mural Wallpaper

Every dreamed of throwing one really bold statement wall into your design mix? Meet a.new.wall., your new favorite wall art and wallpaper. Artists, Sydney and Richele, create these amazing, eye-catching oversized prints; perfect as wallpaper, especially as a stunning focal wall, but also make for incredible backdrops (think weddings and events.) I’m totally smitten.

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Spring Floral Large Wall Mural Wallpaper

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Watercolor Cactus Wall Mural Wallpaper

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Foggy Hills Mural Wallpaper

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Geometric Black and White Watercolor Mural Wallpaper

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Dark Floral Mural Wallpaper

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Watercolor Diamonds Mural Wallpaper

Would you go for a bold watercolor mural wallpaper? Loving that Dark Floral Mural Wallpaper for a statement wall; maybe in our master bedroom or our office.


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