Judy Aldridge wears many hats. She’s a mom, blogger, photographer and entrepreneur. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that her North Texas home is as layered as she is. Her house’s look is maximalist in nature, with pattern, antiquities and a massive collection of artwork providing the basis for its design. A conscious disregard for whether or not certain pieces were meant to live together or are considered complementary further defines her bold, bohemian style.
What’s most impressive about the bohemian look is how affordable it was to achieve. What looks to be a collection of goods from far-off casbahs and dusty French shops is actually a clever balancing act. Yes, there are several heirloom antiquities peppered throughout the space, but it’s also comprised of many pieces from the nearby Salvation Army. The cost-saving shop has lent the home some enviable seating and decorations. All it took was a little patience and some perseverance on Judy’s part. She’s always got her eyes peeled for great finds, and it has paid off.
The backdrop to these Salvation Army finds and fabulous antiques is a collection of artwork unlike any I’ve seen in a private home. Monkeys in fruit hats, evocative portraits and fashion sketches are just a couple of the fun pieces that her walls boast. Each work of art is so unique, you’d think the pieces are here to stay. Judy’s not one to let a look get stale, though, and her treasure trove of artwork is too abundant to allow that to happen. With a library of art in storage waiting to be hung, she’s able to rotate in new pieces every now and then to periodically freshen each room.
With pieces coming and going, the home never looks quite the same from one day to the next, but each new iteration is a literal eye-spy of great decor. That being said, there is no way you can absorb the entire space in one sitting, so be sure to bookmark this one. You’ll uncover something else to love about the maximalist, bohemian home each time you revisit it. Click through and enjoy! —Garrett