Loft Peeping: Marika Wagle

Marika Wagle window seat from New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney“Today’s bohemians seek to erase the distinctions between work and play, and our living spaces reflect that lack of boundaries,” writes designer Justina Blakeney in her delectable new book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes. “Our new bohemian lifestyle is rooted in freedom: free-spirited, free-form, and free of rules.”

It’s also refreshingly colorful and alive with patterns, judging from the Tribeca loft of Marika Wagle (above), one of 20 homes featured in the book. “I love the feeling of ‘just a little too much,'” she says. “I have a general fear of solids.”

Wagle travels the world and sells her finds—home decor, jewelry, accessories—at, and while much of her decor comes from those travels or from her family, there are contemporary touches. The pendant lights in the dining room are by Tom Dixon (whose work is currently at the Ming Utility and Entertainment shop in the Seaport), and the throw on the sofa is from Calypso St. Barth.

Also of note, the bedroom includes a built-in vanity behind the headboard, and the stairs leading to the bed are for her Chihuahua, Ruby. The artwork in the kitchen is by her niece, while Marika created the big piece in the office from a contact sheet of a 1960s modeling shoot of her grandmother.

There are more photographs (and text) about Wagle’s home—not to mention the others—in The New Bohemians, which is available at bookstores and The photographs are by Dabito.

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