Incorporating Global Elements Into Your Modern Interior Design

        As a visual storyteller, I firmly hold the belief that every item in your home should carry a meaningful story. It is not merely about having pieces of furniture or decor, but about the narrative that these pieces bring into the space. They should evoke memories, represent personal tastes, reflect experiences, and ultimately, become a part of your life’s journey. I believe that a home should be more than just a physical space, it should be a curation of stories that are a testament to your personal journey.

        Here are some ideas for incorporating global elements into your modern interior design:

        Incorporate traditional fixtures and textiles elements from around the world.

        Such as a Moroccan sink with vintage brass fittings, a 19th-century French sconce, a Persian rug, Indian textiles, and a Moroccan stool.

        image: Architectural Digest

        Display artwork or sculptures from different parts of the world to add depth and interest to your space.

        I can’t believe I have to say this, but please refrain from appropriating a culture that isn’t yours. There is a fine line between honoring and appreciating another culture and being tone-deaf in the display and representation of cultural artifacts and art. A prime example is using chains and African art that is not from your culture in the same space. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here are a couple of tiktok videos that give a little depth to what I am describing.

        Incorporate natural materials native to that region.

        Like bamboo or rattan furniture, which is popular in Asian designs or black clay known as Barro negro used in Mexican pottery used in Oaxaca.

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        March 9, 2024