Key Look #3 – Glamorous Ethnic

Apologies I did not post this yesterday as promised, but here at last is the final key look that I spotted while at trade shows last week, I am calling it Glamorous Ethnic, and it is by far my favourite! There will be no surprises why, when I tell you this look is all about bright colours paired with silver and lots of pattern… Whether it be Moroccan inspired, indian, Balinese, islamic or a mix of cultural decorative elements this style really has the ‘wow’ factor. Think, hammered copper and silver bowls, pierced tin pendant lights, bone and mother of pearl inlaid sideboards, vibrantly coloured sofas paired with brightly patterned cushions… What’s not to love? The bright colours work beautifully against a white backdrop, though I have also seen some fabulously stylish neutral interiors using these same key elements… Ready to be ‘wowed’?

via – Design Chic

via – Design Chic

via – Stylish Bird

via – Stylish Bird

via – La Dolce Vita

via – Papyrus and Cloth

via – Pinterest

via – Pinterest

via – Pinterest 


I am loving this look! The bright colours, the pattern on pattern and the glamorous touches of silver and gold, what’s not to love?

If you want to try to make this look work in your home, here are some of the key pieces you should shop for…

– bone or mother of pearl inlay anything! If you don’t have the money or space for one of the big beautiful buffets, how about a mirror, photo frame or maybe even a stool or coffee table? (believe it or not, I am hooked on the pink bone inlay buffet in the first image, anyone that knows me knows I am not normally a pink kinda girl)

– feature pendant lighting is a must! Either pierced or filigree style pendants, hammered silver, copper or gold, or beautiful beaded chandeliers like I showed you on Wednesday here.

– hammered copper, tin or silver decorator items

– hand embroidered fabrics or scatter cushions, ottomans or accent chairs

– decorative screens as either room dividers or hung as wall art

– Moroccan style poufs

– velvets, silks, suzani and ikat fabrics


The best thing about this look is nothing has to be matchy matchy… To keep it from looking too busy gather decorative items together to create a focal point, like on a sideboard or coffee table and pick one key colour, such as pink, for the feature and then use small doses of the other colours that contrast strongly against it.

So do you love this look too? I can’t believe home much I am in love with hot pink right now!


Rochelle xx



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