Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Boho home decor kibbutz-style

If you've ever wondered what life is like on a kibbutz, check out this boho modern home that's one of 10 new houses built for members of the Kfar Glikson kibbutz in northern Israel. It covers about 1,400 square feet on one level and is home to a family of four.

Glikson is a communal village founded in 1939 by Romanian immigrants (and named after one of them), and its newer homes are mostly scattered amongst the village’s older structures. This one, however, is tucked into a grove of old, twisted oaks at the village edge.

The Gfar Glikson kibbutz’s original agricultural focus on dairy and field crops has expanded to include handicrafts, rural tourism, and the manufacture of paints and modeling clay for children. The village also works to limit its environmental footprint. The father in this family works in solar energy for the village, while the mother is director of early childhood education.

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I love the bright pops of color in the living room and the midcentury modern vibe. 


No draperies, of course, because who would want to shut out that view? I also wonder if the owners know how “on fleek” they are with an artist’s easel in their living room.


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Notice the eclectic mix of ceiling lights, the cute crocheted rug on the floor, and all those pillows made by the wife. Chez boho, no? 


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The mix of old, restored and refurbished chairs is what I love in the dining room. The wife grew up on a neighboring kibbutz, and the table was made by her father, who is a carpenter there.


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Can I just say how much I love this simple, functional kitchen?


It reminds me so much of kitchens I had in my twenties, when I rented a series of apartments in older homes. I remember feeling then that my kitchen’s were a bit hodge-podge. But looking back, they had a warmth that matching “this and that” with all the bells and whistles available today misses. The open shelving in warm wood tones makes this room, I think. Again, notice the mix of pendant lights.


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This “hub” area is the homeowners’ favorite part of the house because of its multipurpose functionality—TV watching, surfing the Internet, schoolwork, eating, etc. 

Me? I’m eyeing that purple chair!!


Onward and outward 


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Even the approach to the home’s outdoors room is enticing. Wait until you see the rest!


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Despite the home’s southern orientation, the shade of the adjacent oak grove keeps the porch cool and usable most of the year. Now that’s my idea of an outdoor room—one where indoor furniture works!


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The lot includes a composting yard and garden irrigation based on gray water.


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Looks so inviting, I don’t want to leave! If you agree, follow the links to see/read more about this home (opposite mouse click to translate), view a video of the kibbutzbook a vacation stay, and follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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