Trend: Global

For Spring/Summer 2011, the four fashion capitals have returned to the hazy days of the seventies. Bringing a heady mix of luxuriant, summer evening glamour and global traveller; infused with decadent Moroccan patterns and colours.  The richness of this look can be seen in the textured detailing, opulent layering and rich palette.  Designers such as L.A.M.B, Diane Von Furstenburg, Missoni, and Versace have taken the trend with force; creating beautiful fabrics and ensembles.  Interior trends are biting at the tails of these fashion designers and are following this trend in fast succession.  The bold patterns look great mixed together for a true ethnic appearance.  To compliment the patterns add hints of rustic dark wood and green floral arrangements to neutralize.  Below are our picks of the best places to shop to get the global look..

Niki Jones is a clear leader for all things global with a great selection of home accessories and furnishings with a strong Moroccan twist.  The different shapes and sizes of cushions are very playful, with equisite detailing.  To complete the look they have a fabulous range of furniture in gloss, wood and pearl-inlay.  The decorative accessories come in simple block colours and fantastic, imaginative shapes.  Personal favourites include the hand-turned spice pots, mango wood ridged vessels and Indian sheesham wood candlesticks.

Amongst their sleek and modern furniture, Bo Concept has a great range of global inspired products – mostly soft decorative furnishings.  The cushions are great – bold, colourful and fun.

Known for being quirky, Anthropologie‘s collection of tribal accessories for the home are unique and original.  The overall feel is authentic and rustic.  The Wandering Ikat Shade, Calvia serving bowls, and giraffe stack pots are all perfect examples of their tribal accessories. Anthropolgie’s selection of Moroccan inspired rugs is impressive, my favourite is the Tan-Tan rug.

Missoni’s Spring/Summer 2011 look saw heavy use of the tribal fabrics with a geometric twist in bright and bold colours.  Alongside their fashion line, Missoni run an interiors collection which has seen the same beautifull fabrics from the catwalk, trickle in to the home accessories.  They have an eclectic range of cushions, bedding, throwstowels and poufs in a variety of patterns.

Fabrics by (left) Élitis and (right) Gastón y Daniela – both have showrooms in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.