Essence.com’s fashion editor Celia L. Smith is the epitome of Global Chic in this African inspired ensemble. Global Chic or Global/Ethnic Design is all the rave right now and you can find it everywhere from the runways to interiors. Global Chic is a style that incorporates textiles, patterns and artifacts from cultures of a particular region. A Global Chic interior is warm, inviting and reflects a well-travelled individual.
I think the best way to do this style well is to start with a neutral space and add punches of color with global accessories. It is very easy to go too far with this style. There is a fine line between global chic and global chaos! Remember, too many patterns and textures can overwhelm a space. Minimize the clutter and choose your pieces wisely. When I travel, I always purchase one special piece to incorporate into my interior. It’s makes my space more personal and is a great conversation starter for guests. Have fun with this style! There are no rules, you can choose one particular culture or a combination of a few.
Enjoy surrounding yourself with fabulous finds from around the world!