A wide open living space becomes a tribute to the owners' art collection, showing off objects and finds from all over the world. The blue sofas are a energizing zing of color in the mostly neutral room.
The homeowners also maintain a residence in Tokyo, and the low-slung furniture in the master bedroom of their Sonoma County, Calif., retreat gives a nod to Asian design sensibilities. Accents such as the framed fabric and woven pendant lights were chosen for their subtlety, creating visual interest without detracting from the stunning views through the picture windows.
Even the most conservative space (and this isn’t one of them) can be beautifully enlivened with cool art and global details like this incredible mantle décor of primitive wooden figures mixed with a rustic wooden mantle and exposed beams on the home’s global-mix loggia.
Designer Katie Ridder's eclectic "zam zam room" is filled with a collection of items she found with her husband on their various trips together. An Indian fabric panel found in Paris frames the door and sets the stage for the red, blue and yellow palette captured in the Moroccan rug. The fireplace was first mirrored and then layered with Moroccan mosharabi lattice panels.
Designer Marie Burgos adds an exotic, Zen vibe to this Asian-inspired living room with a bust and hand of Buddha. Fresh splashes on apple green in the trunks used instead of a coffee table add to the room's globe-trotting flair.