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Ethnic style, an inner journey

Ethnic style, an inner journey

The ethnic style contains several trends. The common point of all its trends is of course the decor inspired by travel, dreams and foreign decorative arts. On the way for a motionless journey! Destination North Africa, the magic of the East Very trendy in recent years, the Moroccan and Tunisian styles are sources of inspiration in Europe. To dream of the magic of the Orient, nothing like a Moroccan decor. Mattresses on the floor, a host of cushions, warm, variegated tones, touches of touches of gold and silver, a few veils and metal lanterns ... and the tone is set. But the Moroccan style is not limited to that. The craftsmen of this beautiful country being capable of all prowess, wrought iron, carved wood, painted ceramic, delicate weavings or marvelous carpets are all possibilities and assets which adopt the traditional, ethnic or contemporary styles. The materials are silky (vegetable silk), sensual (thuja magnifying glass, tadelakt), precious (mother-of-pearl, bone), lively (leather, skin), artisanal (wicker). They multiply possibilities and opportunities. To stage your Moroccan decor, choose walls of colored tones yellow ocher, red ocher, mauve or even purple. Make stencil friezes with golden shoe polish by taking patterns from the hands of fatma, Moroccan doors or moucharabieh. Multiply the indirect light sources with low lighting intensities so as not to break the charm. And abuse candles to distill a soft magic light. The charm then operates. Mysterious Africa, the lodge style Further south, the lodge style and decor from black Africa opens up to us. With its crowds of masks, statuettes, colorful weavings adorned with pearls and seashells, Africa is a gold mine on the decorative side. Again, artisans compete for talent to recycle, invent, divert, create. Colonies and safaris have also left their style, which is pleasant to adopt: romantic mosquito nets (especially when there are no mosquitoes), bamboo or dark wood furniture. In a room without style, why not stretch the ceiling with ecru cotton veil to believe you are in a dream campsite. Side walls, adopt earth tones, browns, browns, golds, coppers. Use textiles reminiscent of the savannah. Fake furs imitating animal skins, cottons decorated with feather fringes or raffia. For the floors, stain the parquet floors with dark tones, ebony, mango, mahogany. And hang light sails on the windows, unless you prefer beige blinds for a more colonial effect. Close your eyes, there you are! Asia, India and the Indian Ocean Our trip would not be complete if we did not stop in Asia, India and the Indian Ocean. There is the kingdom of serenity, of contemplation, of the religious. The splendours of the Indian spirit and its palaces are easy to resume in a decoration. There are lots of accessories from India. The saris allow all the fancies in curtains, cushions, bedspreads. Buddhas and other deities are staged on consoles or harnesses and allow you to obtain beautiful and precious decorations. Without falling into a too baba cool spirit, you can multiply the use of textiles, veils or cushions. Then think of bright colors for the walls, even using several bright colors on different walls of the same room. To evoke China, Thailand, Indonesia, choose traditional furniture, such as these beautiful wedding cabinets and stage them on dark red or white walls. The traditional textiles representing pink or red peonies are perfect for the bedrooms, while you will keep the precious silks for the living room.