The global traveller trend, inspired by the places we’ve been and those we still dream to see, all rolled into one unique interior. It’s a trend which is big in the world of design but it is not new to us at Myakka. With fair trade furniture, lighting, rugs and home décor sourced from India, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, filling our homes with the best from around the world is what we do best.
We wanted to show you how easy it is to bring the global traveller trend into your home. So, with the help of interiors extraordinaire Pippa Jamieson, we created this look using some of our favourite Myakka pieces – all brought together through a celebration of global style.
We kept a mainly monochrome palette – a timeless style – and focussed on global influences that we see on our travels; chevron and ikat patterns, chalky backdrops and desert cacti. The interior world is seeing various slants on the monochrome look for 2019. It’s an enduring trend which works well fused with many looks, including botanicals, pastels and mixed metals. We love the way it mingles with the global traveller trend but also its versatility.
Globally Inspired Furniture
All of our fair trade furniture is handcrafted in India, Thailand and Indonesia, so there are worldly influences aplenty. Picking items from our bestselling Upholstery collection is the ideal way of adding both global style and comfort to your home. Two of our favourites are the Zigga Printed Cotton Sofa (featured in the look) and customer favourite, the Salaam Printed Cotton Armchair. Zigga lends itself beautifully to the monochrome palette, while Salaam is reminiscent of time spent trawling exotic markets for the perfect vintage find. If you want to find out more about the Salaam Printed Cotton Armchair, hop back in time to our blog post about this new-old treasure here.
The Peetal Round Drum Coffee Table and Side Table are charming echoes of distant cultures. We recently told their story in a blog post which you can read here. They’re the perfect perch for all things in your living room, especially other gems from around the world collected on your travels.
The Finishing Touches to the Global Traveller Trend
Complete the look by adding favourite finds and souvenirs from your travels. We finished our trend with a sprinkling of lkat patterns, kilim motifs and accent colours from sun-baked landscapes.
We picked our richly warming Tanita Spice Stripe Cushions for this look, but any of our cushion collection would bring an air of global style to your home. Think the calming colours of Nellore Kilim Cushion, or the Palace Punja Cushions, which are as colourful and vibrant as India itself.
Treat your walls with some eye-catching exotic décor, such as the Savanna Animal Masks. Like having your own indoor game reserve, these masks are decorated to represent a gazelle, zebra and a giraffe. They’re sure to be a talking point for all guests!
One of our most popular releases for Spring 2019, the Himalayan Salt Lamps are made from Himalayan salt crystal rocks, formed over hundreds of millions of years and mined deep under the foothills of the Himalayas. As they warm, up they emit negative ions which are said to purify the surrounding air. They also give a soft glow and create a lovely relaxing ambience.
As you know, we love a good plant or bouquet at Myakka. For this trend, we incorporated some fabulous cacti into this shot. Relatively easy to maintain, cacti may be the perfect plants for those of you who lack any green-fingered skills! Succulents work just as well as cacti, so don’t be afraid to experiment with plants and foliage for this style. Terracotta pots are the perfect homes for your new prickly friends in this look.
So, let your travels be your decorative inspiration and allow countries and treasures to mingle; escape every day into your own adventure! You can shop all of our global traveller trend pieces now on our website. We’d love to see how you get on – tag us in your photos on Facebook & Instagram and we’ll share our favourite takes on the global traveller trend.