JuJu Hats: A Design ObsessionOctober 27, 2015 • By Kellie Smith
A beautiful design element with a fascinating history, JuJu hats are go to accessory for many designers.
JuJu Hats bring a wonderful organic and natural element to a room.
They themselves are a work of art.
Once only worn by a chosen few to signify power or wealth, their meaning is steeped in mystery throughout history. Many believe they hold magical powers, both good and evil.
I do not know if they possess any power but they are certainly beautiful and that is magical enough for me.
Quite amazing no? I would love to see a tribal ceremony for myself. And that beadwork…
Bucket List Item.
via Trip Freakz
A juju hat and pillows made from Suzani’s? Yes. Yes and yes.
via Brandts Indoor
How gorgeous is this bathroom? Quite.
via A Storied Style
This room is incredible. The mix of the industrial with the organic is really pretty.
via La Boheme blog
I do not think I could ever love this room any more than I do right now.
via Odie Tamo Blog
Amazing. Notice how the arch of the ceiling mimics the top of the hat and the stool shape mimics the bottom. A++++!! I love, love love this.
via Lush Home
How about a more feminine approach? Very ethereal.
via Cup Half Full
Black and white is always a classic. The juju hat softness really takes the edge off all of the hard surfaces.
We used two hats in this gorgeous (if I do say so myself) living room…
Then my Smith-Honig partner, Melanie, and I created a digital version for my master bedroom.
We are actually creating a home decor line that will feature the juju hat. Stay tuned for that!
You can read more about the Casa de Loco kitchen, master bath, and living room.
How about a DIY juju hat?
Tricia at Suburban Bitches has a great tutorial.
So what are you thinking? Love them? Hate them? Have them?
I’d love to know.
Oh my gosh – I love juju hats so much I want to marry them. That pinkish bathroom is amazing – and the modern fireplace with the juju hat and art. Plus, that one of the three orangey-red ones is (I think) a Barry Dixon show house, which has inspired so many things in my house!
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I KNOW!!!! Lol!! I love them all! Yes, I was thinking the orange ones were in a Bary Dixon design. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Thanks for including my tutorial Kellie! I love all the rooms you’ve included. Maybe I need a few more juju’s in my house…
You are welcome! I was impressed you figured out how to do this! Thanks for stopping by the blog!