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May 9, 2008

Global Influences: Searching the world over for design inspiration

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Decking out your home with globally inspired housewares can be a daunting task. Everything from furniture and accessories to paint colors and lighting can fit into a globally themed home. It just depends on how far you want to delve into your chosen region of the world.

Whichever theme you choose, plan carefully before you let it take over your home. “Whatever someone’s style is, it is usually seen throughout his or her home, but I think exotic themes tend to be more in accents or in certain but not all rooms of the house,” Thomas says. Using similarly themed accessories throughout your home will give it a nice flow from room to room. And as with any theme, less is often more. Building your global collection one item at a time will help you determine how much is enough, and it may help keep you from spending too much money in one place. “Even the smallest hand-produced artifact from another country can make a statement in anyone’s home,” click here for more tips

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love the design influences


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