Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Happy Interior Blog Recommends...
Yesterday's room on my blog inspired me for a little colorful restyling in my home - with ethnic accents. As much as I love clean and cool Scandinavian looks, I can't escape my Balkan roots and I love ethnic elements - colours, patterns, think of kilims and patterned throws. It's something I was surrounded with as a kid.
Every summer I would travel with my parents to the far south of what then was Yugoslavia to stay with my grandparents. They lived in a rather oriental area so it was a common rule that my grandparents had hardly any chairs. They only had a set of chairs that was only used for special occasions and feasts. For the daily life, we sat on the floor, leaned on special, long cushions called 'minderluk', we would eat sitting around a very low, round wooden table called 'sofra' sitting on low, mostly handmade wooden stools. The floors were covered with kilims and the evenings were spent sitting together and telling old stories. Wonderful memories.
Well, I was a bit inspired by this walk down memory lane and here are a few products to add an ethnic vibe to your home:
1. Framed black sea fan by Hannah Brown Interiors
2. Moroccan kilim cushion by Babasouk
3. Nicaraguan vase by Roads Well Traveled
4. Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair by CB2
5. Yellow kilim carpet by Babsouk
Happy hump day!