Design Beyond Boundaries
Certainly recently there have been reminders that we now live in a global economy. However, it is easy to forget how many design trends happening elsewhere influence the design of our interior spaces right here at home.
Yet the similarities, rather than the differences, between what is being embraced in different countries came through loudly and clearly when ELLE Décor recently asked its editors around the world to describe the latest design trends emerging in their respective locales.
For example, when asked about how Mexicans are designing their homes, Michelle Griffing, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Decoration Mexico, observed, “More and more they want to stay away from the norm and give their spaces a personal touch…”. Obviously this is very much in keeping with our philosophy here at Way2Finds, and is reflected in the interior shown below.Photography from www.StylebyHenderson.com
So too is a major trend coming out of Russia, where Alexskey Dorozhkin, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Decoration Russia says of his fellow Russians, “We are quite sentimental about the past”, with one result being the mixing of vintage finds with “art, fabrics, and expensive antique objects.” This trend is already being translated into U.S. homes as the photo below confirms.Photography from www.daydreamsanddesigns.com
As for how to get the desired look, consider combining already-owned antiques with vintage items such as those shown below (along with many others available) from Way2Finds.Item and photography from www.Way2Finds.com. Item and photography from www.Way2Finds.com.
One last global home design influence worth mentioning comes not from the ELLE Decoration editors, but rather is the longer-term impact of French interiors. Highlighted recently by the Australian blog HomeLife (link), in France, and increasingly the starting place in the U.S. as well, there is a distinct dislike of clutter. Instead the emphasis is on surrounding yourself only with the things you truly love and eliminating everything else. This is the approach that resulted in the vignette shown below.Photography from www.selectdecoration.com.
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