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Interiors for the Inspired Traveller

If you’re anything like me, different countries and cultures are a huge inspiration when it comes to my taste in music, art, fashion, and especially design. From Bali to Bordeaux, there’s always something interesting about incorporating certain styles into a space. Have a look at these few ideas to introduce another part of the world into your home.

Indonesia

These island interiors make use of natural materials to bring the beautiful outdoors in – think stone, dark timber, and rattan. Coco Republic’s Mumba – Wenge Occasional Chair has the intricate craftsmanship seen in many Indonesian furniture pieces. Keep things neutral and balance out the darkness of the timber with gorgeous white linens and warm bursts of colour; the use of orange, red and yellow are a popular choice. Don’t forget a luscious banana leaf plant for an amplified exotic feel!

Denmark

Danish interior design often features lighter timbers and muted colours, which is a far cry from the teak and saturated colours of Indonesia! Blonde timber combines perfectly with lighter shades of grey and white. If you want to add colour to the space, keep it muted and soft. The Oly San Francisco Marine Mohair Pillow adds a hint of colour to a living space or bedroom whilst keeping within a Danish design aesthetic. If in doubt, take inspiration from influential furniture designers that originated from the country – think Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, to name a few.

Morocco

More is more, when it comes to Morocco. Don’t be afraid of colour and splash out in vibrant red and orange or saturated blue and purple. There really is no wrong colour here, as long as it’s bright and beautiful. Luxurious materials like satin and velvet play a huge role in the aesthetics and don’t shy away from metallic accents either. Embrace pattern through the use of tiles, or through detailed carvings in furniture pieces or privacy screens. The Coco Republic Soraya Stone Side Table is the perfect Moroccan-inspired addition to a space.

France

Interior design, like most things in France, is all about elegance. Introduce gilded décor and blush tones into a neutral space for a subtle yet luxurious interior. The beautiful Max Sparrow Eloise Cabriole Side Table features iconic French cabriole legs and a stunning gold leaf finish, and is a go-to when it comes to achieving a Parisian interior.

Max Sparrow

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