Global design: sence of exotic, spicy colors but not
joy of global interiors is that there's no such thing as clashing colors or patterns — they wear their differences proudly. The key to transcending culture shock lies in the confidence to combine brilliant hues without restraint. Spin the globe: The dining table, chairs and pendant lamp in this room lay
additional global notes. Swapping the pendant for a Moroccan lantern or an ornate Italian chandelier, and topping the table with bamboo mats or a bark-cloth runner, would ratchet up its exotic flavor.
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Style Secret: Sculptural LightingNatural light drives Japanese style, but fixtures with clean profiles and minimalist lines stand in after the sun sets. Here, a Japanese cricket lamp hangs pendant style
room a global flavor. This is a great example of how a light can define a room's style.
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Textiles. A mix of new and vintage pillows enlivens this dark modern sofa, giving it global style.
If you're Bohemian: You have a more casual and relaxed approach. The pillows selected for the sofa above express a relaxed style with a perfect mix of earthy patterns and sizes.
difference? Styling. Instead of the lumpy old futon handed down from your roommate's big sister, choose a sleek design such as this one. Give it a worldly note with global-patterned throw pillows and elevate it with a restrained, neutral setting.
Great style, great taste, great chair, great tile, great marble and wall paper!
Having a global style doesn't mean every nook and cranny of a home has to be filled with exotic finds. Unexpected elements mixed in with your home's main style work, too, as can be seen by this lovely little chair sitting in a decidedly transitional bathroom.