The ways global style are expressed at home are as diverse and dynamic as our multi-cultural world. This past April, Elle Decor featured the beauty of this approach to decor throughout the pages of their annual international issue. And if you flip through the portfolios of some of America’s top interior designers, you will see that the global aesthetic is definitely finding its way into both modern and contemporary spaces. More and more, we see homes showcasing global wares picked up on travels or from a visit to a favorite boutique. Here are some of my favorite global tables inspired by a multitude of nations and cultures.
This tea room, designed by Amy Lau and featured in Elle Decor, brings together a Parsons table (you can find a similar one at West Elm), German-designed lanterns and a Chinese cedar Buddha. The mix of cultures feels so modern and eclectic.
This dining room is the work of interior designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and highlights the striking beauty of contemporary Moroccan-inspired decor. Aren’t those carved chairs gorgeous?
And style icon Iris Apfel definitely knows how to layer on global style, evident in the dining room featured in Architectural Digest. An Italian chandelier is the finishing touch in this room appointed with treasures from around the world.
You can find pretty global treasures for the dining room at ABC Carpet & Home, Anthropologie and The Loaded Trunk. I would also suggest visiting local thrift stores. You never know what amazing pieces you might find.
Are you interested in incorporating global style in your home? Have you already featured it in your dining room or another space?
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