Tuesday 25 October 2016

7 easy ways to go global with your home interiors

Published 28/02/2016 | 02:30

Nomadic style: Kraton side table in solid teak, €214; cuckooland.com
Nomadic style: Kraton side table in solid teak, €214; cuckooland.com
2. Sunshine siesta from M&S.
3. In your dreams - Bert and May
4. Traveller spirit from House of Fraser
5. Material mood: copper bowls from Barker and Stone.
6. Parade of patterns: the Collectors edition dinnerware.
7. Cushy number from Tine K

From the new colonial shabby chic to African tribal style by way of the jungle and the riads of Marrakech, Ciara Elliott goes around the world and back in interiors this season.

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1 Nomadic Style


If you love a neutral palette you can look away now because the new traveller look is all about zingy hues. "Think burnt orange, deep greens and blues," advises Nathalie Davis, director at Cuckooland Interiors. "And try pulling the look together with statement African or Latin American-style wall art."

Get the look:

● Kraton side table in solid teak, €214; cuckooland.com

2 Sunshine Siesta


Patterns play a key role in this look that is rich in bold designs and natural textures. Consider materials such as wickerwork, dark woods, and rough surfaces and don't be afraid to mix it up. Clashing shades and bright colour all add to the fun, optimistic feel.

Get the look:

● Jolie chair shown in Comino weave, from €585, Marks & Spencer

3 In your Dreams


Indulge your wanderlust with driftwood furniture and decorative Moorish-look tiles. Reclaimed tiles can be really expensive but used sparingly and cleverly as a splash over the bed, rather than a whole wall, you can still get great impact.

Get the look:

● Esparza tiles cost €11 each from Bert and May, bertandmay.com. For similar handmade encaustic tiles try besttile.ie

4 Traveller Spirit


Transform your space with hints of rose, copper and distressed wood. Rich colours such as deep pinks, oranges, and velvety greens all add to that luxe, seductive, global feel.

Get the look:

● A selection of cushions, lanterns, vases and pendants, from €33 to €78, Linea Home at House of Fraser

5 Material mood


The materials of the moment are all very natural. Think worn woods, weighty pottery, natural stones and hand-blown glassware, and achieve the look at home by styling a feature shelf.

Get the look:

● Merle set of three Copper Votive Bowls, €70, Amazon. For similar ombre vases, Next has a selection from €33 to €62.

6 Parade of patterns


Creating a feature wall of plates reflecting different cultures feels modern and fresh.

Unlike large-scale prints with lots of colours, two-toned geometrics in the same colour family work well together.

Get the look:

● Collectors edition dinnerware, prices from €32, West Elm, westelm.com

7 Cushy number


"Frame your finds in a glass cabinet where you can also use the shelves for practical purposes such as bedding," suggests Tine Kjeldsen, creative director of Danish online interiors emporium Tine K Home. "Mixing old and new makes it all not become too much while still adding something special."

Get the look:

● Cushion covers from €16 and bed frame, €475, Tine K Home, tinekhome.com

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