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Judy Aldridge and her Maximalist, Eclectic, Boho Home-@Atlantis Home

Judy Aldridge and her Maximalist, Eclectic, Boho Home-@Atlantis Home

Always with something fresh and exciting to see, I first stumbled across this stunningly unique home on Instagram. Judy Aldridge of Atlantis Home, was one of the first people I followed in the USA, because I just love her incredible use of textiles, mixed with flea market finds, lots and lots of greenery, and fantastic art, which all comes together into one of the most beautiful homes, I have come across, full of personality and items that Judy loves. Judy's style is an unashamedly bold mix of colourful, boho eclectic, vintage maximalism. Creative designer, thrifter extraordinaire and boho queen, she is definitely one to follow.  Go enjoy the home tour!

and if you want to see more of Judy' home or shop her style you can here

 Judy has the most amazing Sofas throughout her colourful home, some vintage recovered in her colourful textiles. Photo @carlaypage.

Judy has the most amazing Sofas throughout her colourful home, some vintage recovered in her colourful textiles. Photo @carlaypage.

 Judy recently painted a black wall in her master bedroom, which for a dark lover like me, shows off her fabulous textiles to perfection. Textiles that Judy sources from around the world. "the dark colour makes the headboard pop" says Judy.

Judy recently painted a black wall in her master bedroom, which for a dark lover like me, shows off her fabulous textiles to perfection. Textiles that Judy sources from around the world. "the dark colour makes the headboard pop" says Judy.

 A sunny spot in the master bedroom

A sunny spot in the master bedroom

 Judy has an incredible eye for mixing patterns, as you can see here in the main bedroom. The arched cupboards were built into the room. Photo @carlaypage

Judy has an incredible eye for mixing patterns, as you can see here in the main bedroom. The arched cupboards were built into the room. Photo @carlaypage

Introduction

Hi Everyone, it’s Judy Aldridge.  Im so thrilled to be featured on Nicola’s new blog!!  Let me tell you a little about my home and the creative process of putting hard found treasures into a cohesive (and hopefully attractive) setting.

 

First of all my home is a 70’s modern in a very quiet suburb just outside of Dallas. I moved in 12 years ago, and at the time, our two girls lived at home.  They’ve since moved out, and I think it was at this time I started really sharing my home on my blog and Instagram. 

 

I would call my style bohemian, modern eclectic.  I think that’s a nice fancy way to say I’m a big junker!!  My home is completely decorated with vintage items—even my bedding is antique belgium linen.  It’s a mix of a little bit of everything. As some of you may know, I share my home with 7 rescue Chihuahuas, and one spoiled 12 year old Maltipoo, so everything must be dog friendly and washable to a point.  

 

One of my favorite things to collect is art and antique rugs.  Because of my 4 legged family, I don’t get to use my rugs as much as I would like to—but trust me, they are piled and stashed everywhere. When you see a rug in a shot on my Instagram, it is usually swooped away as soon as shooting is finished. (sadly)  My art collection seems to grow daily. The bigger it gets, the more passionate I become about collecting.  I’m trying hard to use restraint at the moment, but I rarely meet a painting that I don’t like.  Right now I’m into abstract moderns. I love to mix my art collection with various rotating antique rugs.  It’s a combination that rarely fails me.

 

When I design a new room, I don’t use sketches or really much thought.  I usually feel it’s time for a change, then I will get a vision in my head of how I want the new space to look. I usually incorporate pieces that I have in storage, but sometimes I get a vision of something I must have that is not in my collection.  That’s when the hunt begins.  That’s always the best part!!!!

 

Judy xo

 One of Judy's favourite shots. Almost everything in here came from a thrift store. The chaise was recovered in lavender velvet. Photo @carlaypage

One of Judy's favourite shots. Almost everything in here came from a thrift store. The chaise was recovered in lavender velvet. Photo @carlaypage

 The Living Room. This is a great example of how Judy pulls off her unique style. I love that your eye does not know what to look at first; the art, the textiles, the horses head or the piles of books on the table. Gorgeous sofas and furniture, plants all add to the boho look.

The Living Room. This is a great example of how Judy pulls off her unique style. I love that your eye does not know what to look at first; the art, the textiles, the horses head or the piles of books on the table. Gorgeous sofas and furniture, plants all add to the boho look.

 Plants hang from every ceiling in Judy's house, an idea she picked up in a cafe in Europe. Judy found the ornate folding screen in her living room at  Consignment Haven , one of her favorite stores in Dallas.

Plants hang from every ceiling in Judy's house, an idea she picked up in a cafe in Europe. Judy found the ornate folding screen in her living room at Consignment Haven, one of her favorite stores in Dallas.

"I have always had a fascination with the idea of Atlantis, the city under the sea. The image of a perfectly preserved dreamscape city under the indigo water inspired me." says Judy

"Eight years ago, I began my brand, Atlantis Home, to collectively preserve the beautiful evolution of my style, images of my ever-changing home, and to show off the textiles I had come across during my travels, especially those that I have a deep love for. Through my blog and Instagram, I have been able to show you my experiences, my tastes as a blogger who has been in the industry for over ten years, and the textiles I’ve accumulated.

"In my store, you will find stunning, hand-woven textiles from Guatemala and Mexico that will spruce up any bohemian home. From throw pillows and blankets to large hand-woven rugs, you will be able to create the look of your perfect boho living space. " says Judy. 

 Judy likes to change her living room around, sometimes twice a year, showcasing different art that she is an avid collector of.

Judy likes to change her living room around, sometimes twice a year, showcasing different art that she is an avid collector of.

 Sourcing quirky lighting is another of Judy's talents, see the chandelier above.

Sourcing quirky lighting is another of Judy's talents, see the chandelier above.

 You can see Judy's dining room through the arch.

You can see Judy's dining room through the arch.

 Fabulous art and finding something quirky, such as the deer head above, is what Judy does best. Oh and textiles, rugs sheepskins, curtains. pattern mixing at its best. The dining area sits between the kitchen and the living room and is a walk through.

Fabulous art and finding something quirky, such as the deer head above, is what Judy does best. Oh and textiles, rugs sheepskins, curtains. pattern mixing at its best. The dining area sits between the kitchen and the living room and is a walk through.

 Guest bedrooms feature beautiful textiles.

Guest bedrooms feature beautiful textiles.

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 Judy.

Judy.

Judy has created a fabulously unique Boho home; an amazing collections of textiles sourced from all of her travels, and vintage finds sourced through a love of thrifting. Thanks so much for sharing your home

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