Guest Picks: Global Modern Design
I love a rich, eclectic, well-traveled interior space that effortlessly balances ethnic finds, natural materials and exotic patterned textiles. It is warm, worldly and wonderful! — Ann Marie from Twice Lovely
This Mexican-flavored woven headboard is such a fun and unexpected surprise! I love the gorgeous color and texture juxtaposed against the crisp white bedding.
This little mango wood tray table makes a perfect coffee table or perch for your drinks or appetizers during a party. I also love that it folds right up for easy storage, making it a very flexible piece.
I love the graphic, tribal feel of this bedding from Urban Outfitters. It’s great for your worldly bedroom.
This Far Eastern batik tapestry has so many applications: bed cover, curtain or just beautiful piece of art to be admired on the wall.
Warm wood and henna-inspired design combined with typography? Yes, please.
Adding small, fun, exotic accessories is an affordable and attainable way to infuse an international and well-traveled flair into a room. I love these henna-esque ceramic hands and think they would make great wall hooks.
Adding a well-traveled, global feel to a room can easily be achieved with an eclectic mix of furniture pieces, textiles and fun little ethnic accessories, like this Indian elephant terra-cotta lamp.
This gorgeous, rustic, Indian tribal coffee table brings a lovely warmth and global flair to your sitting area.
I love the bright and fresh colors and pattern inspired by Mediterranean tilework in this little pouf footrest. World Market really is the perfect place for one-stop global design!
I love the rustic finish on this gorgeous Indonesian daybed from World Market. Daybeds are so versatile because they serve double duty as lounge seating during the day and guest beds when company arrives. Add some global-inspired textiles and pillows, and I could definitely see myself snuggling in with a good book.
Ornately carved, rich and moody, teak wood art evokes a decidedly global feel in a room. I love that this line supports Thai artisans and is made from reclaimed wood, so each piece is ecofriendly on top of being just stunningly beautiful.
Ikat is an Indonesian resist-dying technique, and designs that mimic this look are everywhere in interior design right now. I love the playful colors in this rug.
Native American motifs are gaining a strong presence in the design world. I adore just about anything Nate Berkus touches, and these Arrowhead bath towels from Target are no exception.
The Eastern feel of this gorgeous shower curtain from Target tells me that global design has trickled down and made its home in mainstream design. It’s back in action and around for the long haul.
The deep peacock color on this Peruvian mirror would be gorgeous in my bedroom. I’m seriously crushing on it!
This Indian sari-inspired tapestry wall hanging would surely infuse a global feel in a room. It’s a bargain on Overstock for only $100.99 — I saw a very similar tapestry on another high-end site for upwards of $800.
I love the Moroccan architecture in the columns and scalloped buttresses of this stately mirror.
Ceramic drum stools are so hot in interior design right now. I love the ethereal look of this Tibetan Cloud one from Wold Market. It’s perfect for a global-inspired space.
I love the stunning lacy look and texture of this Indian jute rug from World Market — even though walking on jute makes me shudder. With its 5-foot diameter, though, it’s the perfect size to use on the wall as a headboard for a queen bed.
I love these rich curtains made from actual Indian sari materials.Next: 10 Modern Spaces With Global Flair