Global Style

With the Moroccan craze in full swing and a forecasted Oriental trend just around the corner, there is no better time than right now to infuse your space with global accents. Though bolder and brighter than our go-to neutrals, worldly pieces breathe new life and sophistication into a tried and true scheme. 

A deep, lacquered screen paired with splashes of red is a daring way to incorporate the Oriental trend. Minimalist walls and an exotic rug complete the bold and beautiful look. Make sure to emphasize the ornate screen by limiting colour and pattern in the remainder of the room. 

One of the biggest projected trends at this year's High Point Market was Inlays, and it's easy to see why. Intricate pieces, traditionally made of bone and carved with Indian motifs, are strikingly elegant and versatile enough to fit into just about any scheme. 

If you're hesitant to go all out, try incorporating small, eye catching accents that are a great homage to another culture. A traditional Asian kettle in a bright colour is my personal pick, as it is both a splendid and practical way to incorporate the Oriental trend. 

These bathroom vanities are so curiously elegant that it's a wonder Dorothy Draper didn't design them herself! Black accent walls and a restrained colour palette once again allow the gorgeous asiatic details to shine for a timeless and oh so chic result. 

Of course, in the end, nothing compares to a timeless Oriental rug that lasts a lifetime, and simply put, will never go out of style. Investing in a good quality, handmade piece is a sure-fire way to capture the global look while simultaneously ensuring long lasting style.  

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Anonymous said...

So lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love this look. Tribal is also very trendy right now.