Rich hues of pink and orange create a bold, worldly atmosphere that blends Mexican and Asian styles. The space combines both indoor and outdoor spaces with large windows, natural light and grassy curtains.
At the core of Rayman’s design aesthetic are an array of cultural influences, combined into a coherent visual statement. In this bedroom nook, Chinoiserie drapery depicts a series of Japanese scenes. A Greek bust sits atop a Chinese-style console table. And an armchair gets an update in fabric designed by Kelly Wearstler. Mastery of the mix is what makes everything work together seamlessly.
If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor space but don’t want to spend a lot of cash, we have three makeovers inspired by three different countries — Mexico, France and Morocco — to help get some ideas flowing. We used existing furniture and simply added accessories, plants and curated decor to completely transform the look of this deck.
A contemporary white sofa dressed with patterned pillows pairs with leather-and-wood armchairs and a geometric glass-top coffee table. Global-inspired area rugs are layered on top of a natural fiber rug for texture and style.
This bright and open guest bedroom features an eclectic mix of furnishings and fabrics with a decidedly global vibe. An exposed brick column brings an element of earthiness to the space that's extended by the rough-hewn beam that serves as a display shelf near the ceiling. Across the room, closet doors feature a blown-up photo the homeowners brought back from Bangkok.
This spacious bedroom has a decidedly global feel, with closet doors crafted from a blown-up photo the client acquired in Bangkok. A cork accent wall provides both a conversation piece and sound absorption, since the wall is shared with an upstairs bathroom. Casual textiles complement the unique artwork.
The goal was to give the home a worldly and globally inspired feel so new custom designs, textural fabrics and finishes were incorporated along with Asian and African artifacts and antiques. Habachy Designs imagined the occupants of this home as well-traveled, and the objects in the home were artifacts and cherished tokens of their trips around the world.
The area rug, as well as the lounge chairs, are custom pieces designed by Habachy Designs. The great room was an expansive, extended oval, and it posed a challenge as to how to divide the room into separate living spaces. In order to emphasize the curvature of the architecture, Habachy Designs mimicked the shape in the tone-on-tone rug. This allowed for a focal area and living space to be created that would be harmonious with the entirety of the great room.
From the moment guests pass through the gated entryway and make their way up the gravel path to the main house at Peacock Pavilions, they are transported to a magical world of lifestyle blogger Maryam Montague’s making, and it all begins with the main room. Like every room at Peacock Pavilions, this expansive chamber is filled with wonders from all corners of the globe. The white walls are the perfect backdrop for Montague’s colorful collection which mixes modern furnishings with antique and modern pieces from Morocco, China and India. The arched doorway on the far left leads to the hotel’s own souk, a small but stunning shop that displays a selection of good curated by Montague to support her non-profit organization, Project Soar (http://www.projectsoarmorocco.org/).
Keep your workspace uncluttered and your tasks organized with open shelving and stylish boxes for out-of-sight storage. Just look down for inspiration – an Aztec rug infuses color and texture in an otherwise unadorned office.
Bright white walls create a clean backdrop for the mix of texture and patterns in this globally-inspired bedroom. A Moroccan fixture creates cool lighting in the space, which pairs a cozy canopy bed with a soft shag rug underfoot.
White walls serve as the perfect nondescript backdrop for rough-hewn wood accents and an eclectic array of global decor. Beach grass fills a glass cylindrical vase, adding yet another organic, sculptural element to the space.
Elements from all over the world were used to create an eclectic mix for this master bedroom, including bedding from India, a shoji screen and hanging scroll from Japan, a traditional lantern from China and hand-painted ceramics from Vietnam. Belgian linen draperies grace the window, and simple Belgian linen panels ensconce the bed. A large sheepskin rug adds an element of warmth and luxury.
Choose quality bedding that will endure years of laundering. At John Robshaw, the prewash process creates bedding that will wear beautifully over time. Says John, "I like a dry 300 thread count Egyptian cotton percale; it washes perfectly. Since we print, then again wash, our fabrics, they have a great prewashed hand and our colors last and last."
Julie Khuu, an interior designer from Santa Ana, Calif., joined the cast of HGTV Design Star for season five. This dining room is one of the designs that landed her a spot on the show. Black leather chairs, dark wood floors and a dark wood table with elegant place settings create a striking look in this creamy modern dining room.