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The Approach: Neutral Territory
Although most of us tend to think of global interiors as bright and bold, this bedroom proves that you can pull off the look with neutrals too. A suzani-print coverlet, a rustic night table, sculptural case goods and ornate curtains add up to a bedroom that showcases strata of pattern and texture despite its subdued palette.
Spin the globe: Build subtle color into a monochromatic scheme to elevate it. In this bedroom, for example, a kilim on the floor, a Turkish tile doorway surround and a handful of Iznik plates on the walls could pick up the red of the chandelier and create a Turkish effect with the decor.
The Approach: A Standout Pattern
Take away the wing chairs and this office would feel like a modern-eclectic hybrid. But the suzani fabric that dresses their backs takes the look on a journey to central Asia. It's so eye catching that it dominates the design and imbues the space with global chic.
Spin the globe: For additional layers of worldly style in a room like this, you could have a little fun with textiles. Upholster the fronts of the wing chairs in an ikat or batik print, and drape Indian sari fabric or African kente cloth along the windows. Swapping the art for a grouping of tribal masks or a Balinese mirror would round out the jaunt abroad.