Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Go Global

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Go Global

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Byline: Claire Hornby

ONE of the most distinct interior trends for 2014 has been incorporating a global element into your home.

I love the idea of travelling the world, nding hidden gems on great escapes and bringing back unique, one-o pieces to add charm and character to my home.

Creating this look without the air miles is incredibly easy now - in fact, it's eortless, and something very much achievable. Many furniture designers are nding inspiration in far ung places and incorporating ethnic fabrics, reclaimed woods from afar and bold prints into their collections, making it easy to create a well-travelled look in your home without having to travel the world.

e great thing about going global with your own home is that you can make it as subtle or as daring as you like, you can completely redesign a room, or simply add a hint of exoticism from overseas by using the right key accessories.

Start with an eye-catching piece and then build your accessories and colour scheme around it. e Cadiz bar cart makes a great starting point, it channels both industrial charm and a hint of Americana, and is a great addition to any kitchen or dining area. e metal castors mean that the Cadiz can, if needed, be moved around the home to match your entertaining needs, and the painted red top adds a fun pop of colour; perfect for the cocktail hour!

e Titan three-pendant lamp with its aluminium casting is an original 1940s design with heaps of industrial Americana appeal. Team together with the Cadiz bar cart for an eye-catching dining experience that's sure to have your guests checking your passport to see where you've been on your travels.

To continue on an Americana theme, the Timothy Oulton range at Barker and Stonehouse has some fantastic pieces. One of my favourites is the American Locker range which features retro-styled lockers, drawers, medicine cabinets and old school desks. …

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