This white kitchen gets its dimension from the accents: a subtly patterned backsplash, golden pendants and dark barstools with patterned seats. Lighting: Global Views; Bar Stools: Jessica Charles; Paint: Benjamin Moore
A silver branch reaches across espresso wood on this console table that meets the homeowners' taste for all things glamorous. The lamps' clear acrylic bases continue the luxe mood without the competing with the table's bold design. Console: Global Views
This space was the perfect blank canvas on which to layer interesting textures, patterns and accessories. The designer kept the fabrics and colors cool so they wouldn't overwhelm the artwork's bright colors. Furniture: Bernhardt and Hallmark; Rug: Missoni; Lamps: Global Views; Paint: Benjamin Moore
The open plan of this kitchen made it easy to fit in a seating area at one end of the room. A comfortable sectional and armchairs make it a cozy gathering spot. Lighting: Robert Abbey; Window treatment fabric: JF Fabrics; Pendants: Arteriors; Chairs and rug: Global Views; Cocktail table: Brownstone; Sectional: Lee Industries
The kitchen was reconfigured to be open and light, with pale wood floors and dark-framed windows that highlight the views. Behind the range, a graphic pattern nods to the global influences used throughout the home.
Geometric floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the natural landscape, making this room appear as though it's in a tree house. A hand-carved corner chair, an Oriental rug and Asian art above the bed give the space a collected, global look inspired by traveling.
Nana Yaa Asare-Boadu is a citizen of the world. The British-born Ghanaian fashion designer had spent time living in the Netherlands, France and Italy before finding the unassuming Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn duplex that she currently calls home. Unassuming, that is, from the outside. Inside, the home is a visual feast of global influences, touching personal moments and individual style, presented with all of the understated minimalism of a luxury apartment with a view of Sacré Cœur or overlooking the Champs-Élysées.