Friday, September 16, 2011


Now more than ever, it is possible to channel the look of a well seasoned traveler in your interiors. From richly patterned block printed textiles to centuries - old design motifs, you can design with global goods easily. Fool everyone into thinking your passport is stamped with exotic locales you have never been to. Ikat patterns and Turkish florals are springing up everywhere. Take your pick!

Photo courtesy of John Robshaw
Every time I see John's booth at the gift show I go crazy for his headboards. Well, you can finally get this one, custom. It is just so fantastic with the carving and curves. I hope these catch on like wild fire-- reach out to John Robshaw if you are interested!

Photo courtesy of Madeline Weinrib
Among the first to fashion pillows, jackets and clutches of ikat fabrics in juicy colors, Madeline Weinrib has created an exclusive collection of trays and boxes for Barneys New York. Combining lacquer and winter-hued ikats, they are sure to be go to gifts.

Photo courtesy of Made Goods
The Myla mirror in antiqued gold from Made Goods was inspired by a Moorish doorway.

Photo courtesy of Canopy Designs
I have looked long and hard to find an Egyptian chandelier like the antique versions. Canopy Designs makes this version called Sara, that is available with a variety of colorful glass fittings.

A hammered bowl with brass inside and a darkened patina from Studio A adds a bit of exotic handiwork.

Photo courtesy of Cultural Intrigue
The naturalistic, jagged pattern of ikat is something I never tire of. Party or not, hang these lanterns from Cultural Intrigue for a glamorous glow anytime.

Photo courtesy of Cococozy
Frame your windows with Cococozy's linen panels for a pattern play you will love.

Chelsea Textiles does embroidery that is always unique. This floral pillow has Turkish flowers in plum and blue.

Photo courtesy of Cococozy
Cococozy's linen pillow printed with a repeating quatrefoil pattern in peacock blue provides some zing for a sofa.

Instead of the ubiquitous round leather Moroccan pouf with elaborate stitching, try this cleaner new version with a classic edging stitched in a contrasting color. From Wunderly.

The range of colors are ultra chic.

Photo courtesy of Luke Irwin
The Ikat 9 rug from Luke Irwin in rich jewel tones of a hand knotted silk.

Photo courtesy of Luke Irwin
The Pomme D'Amour Dhurrie is made to order from Luke Irwin, the amazing rug collection out of London.

Tulu Textiles, made in Istanbul, are printed in insane color combinations that provide instant joy in a room.

Tulu Textile's combine far out colors that I cannot resist.

Tulu Textile's vibrant Stella print takes a naive turkish flower and gives it a jolt with it's turquoise and red palette.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard's signature textile collection is inspired by exotic travels and traditional textiles of India and Turkey.

MLB's Milos in Emerald is linear yet naturalistic in soft shades.

Milos in Ebony

Milos in turquoise

Milos in Tourmaline

Carolina Irving Textiles are block printed in fresh patterns with graphic elements that are wonderfully easy to live with.

Lisa Fine's Aegean Stripe in Pink/ Green

Terracotta/ Indigo

Sea/ Indigo

Plum/ Saffron


Barbara@HausDesign said...

I just found your blog because of the Ralph Lauren interpretation you did...loved it! So glad I found your blog. As a world traveler, global design really speaks to me...these were great examples! I'm signing up so I'll be back. :)

Creategirl said...

Loving the CocoCozy panels, thanks this is just what I was looking for in a client's bedroom!