Modern Global Eclectic Interiors

From Mexico to Africa, Peru to Java, London to Philippines, Turkey to San Francisco, this week we are lusting over Modern Global Eclectic interiors. Think colorful, ethnic handcrafted furniture and accessories made around the globe by talented local artisans mixed together with your favorite modern pieces. A superb mix; these interiors have real substance and depth to them whilst not losing their fresh, modern appeal.

Our product finds come from all over the globe – multicolored elephant objects made from recycled flip-flops salvaged from the shores of the Indian Ocean; fuchsia colored trays made from a combination of African waste fabrics and grass; colorful handcrafted pillow designs that help support indigenous artisans across Mexico, to name just a few. Lets celebrate all those artisans across the globe (many whose skills have been handed down from generation to generation) whose products give our homes their personality and their unique flavor. Here are some of the modern, global eclectic interiors and products that are inspiring us.

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Image: It’s all about the mix! An Anglepoise lamp with an Turkish kilim rug and a mid century chair; bold black and white wallpaper with a collection of modern striped and geometric pillows with an elaborate embroidered Mexican throw; a layering of rugs or a tufted sofa on a handwoven tapestry rug.

Fab Product Finds:


1. Black Bird Art Print by Andrew Bannecker - Urban Outfitters // 2. Flatweave Dhurrie Rugs - West Elm // 3 – 5. Ecohua cushions by Alice Behar. These are part of a new collection called ‘Folk’ by Mexico-City native Alice Behar. Her handcrafted designs support indigenous artisans across Mexico and the fabrics and chosen for their visual richness.


Image: For a fresh, modern look lay a patterned kilim rug onto a contrasting colored floor or focus on layering different textures within a neutral color palette.



Images: Ethnic rugs and textiles pair beautifully with mid century furniture pieces.

Fab Product Finds:


1. Laine jute pendant shade – Habitat (UK) // 2. Paisley Embroidered PillowTrina Turk // 3. Spindle Coffee Table - West Elm  // 4.  Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug - Sukan   //  5. MIAC Whirlwind Jute Rug - West Elm  // 6. Fern Fossil Lamp - Anthropologie



Image: We love these brightly colored suzani pillows set against a crisp white sofa, white walls and floor and with some warm wood elements thrown in.

Fab Product Finds:


1. Upcycled fabric and grass tray - Feather & Buzz // 2. Fleur Suzani Pillow – Madeline Weinrib // 3.  Magical Thinking Round Embroidered Pillow – Urban Outfitters // 4. Suzani Pouf in Felted Wool - Graham and Green // 5. Hand Embroidered Seat Cushion - Anthropologie  //  6Magical Thinking Round Embroidered Pillow – Urban Outfitters


Image: For a global eclectic / Scandinavian look, pair light wood tones and plenty of white together with a geometric patterned kilim rug and an interesting (yet non intrusive light) such as this star shaped pendant above.

Fab Product Finds:


1. Yelia Ottoman by Alice Behar // 2. Turkish Kilim Rug - SofArt  // 3.  Blot cushionHabitat (UK) // 4. Turkish Kilim Pillow - SofArt



Image:  For a fashion forward bedroom,  mix pop art style prints with a patterned ikat duvet cover and clean simple accessories. Throw in one obscure piece like the flamingo pillow or Eco elephant for fun.

Fab Product Finds:


1.  Manteca Pillow – Trina Turk // 2. Eco Elephant made from recycled flip-flops salvaged from the shores of the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast. The palette and pattern of each elephant varies, making each wildly unique – CB2  // 3. Ikat Duvet Set – Trina Turk  // 4.  Abel Ceramic LampHabitat UK // 5. Ojay Pillow – Trina Turk



Images: The global furniture and accessories add warmth and interest against the hard architecture (concrete floors, brick wall and steel windows) of a warehouse or loft apartment space. Love this combination of modern architecture with a mix of modern and vintage ethnic furnishings!

Fab Product Finds:


1. Gold Pig Bookends - CB2 // 3. Donna Wilson Mountain Spot Kilim Rug - Heals  // 3. Occa Maison Pampa Cushion – Occa Home // 4. Overdyed Terai Chair – Anthropologie  // 5. Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug - Turkish Craft Arts // 6. Walter Spring Floor Lamp – Anthropologie



This interior combines bold graphic details, ethnic textiles, with a few found objects, an overdyed vintage style rug and natural elements to create a very comfortable, yet stylish space, bursting with character.

Fab product finds:


 1.  Twisted Classic Rug - via Clippings // 2.  Turquoise Vintage Anatolian Patchwork Rug – via Clippings



Images: This look has more of a hip, bohemian edge to it but is eclectic and modern at the same time.  A mix of ethnic pieces like the boucherouite rug, macrame hanging chair and leather ottoman sit comfortably next to the mid century sideboard, chair and bench.

Fab product finds:


1. Moroccan Azayku Berber Rug - Rugs USA // 2. Rhys Chair – Anthropologie // 3. Inaluxe Blossom Print – Urban Outfitters // 4. Noodle Overdyed Floor Pillow – Urban Outfitters // 5. Marrakech Swing Chair – Urban Outfitters

Do you like this modern global eclectic mix? Is there an item you have picked up on your travels that you just can’t live without? Tell us what you think!

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Jill Brandenburg is a Freelance Interiors Writer & Stylist and Co-Editor of Design Lovers Blog.
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9 Responses to “Modern Global Eclectic Interiors”
  1. I love the Moroccan rug and the Marrakech swing chair. I absolutely need both of those in my room!

  2.' Book Lover says:

    Such beautiful ideas! Love those colourful cushions!

  3.' Emma says:

    Beautiful! I absolutely adore the pig elements, anything which involve animals and I’m sold!

  4. We believe that eclectic is one of the top trends these days. Imagine a traditional setting of furniture with cutting-edge modern technology and a splash of vintage elements. When done professionally, the eclectic mix can be really breathtaking!

    p.s. Girls, we love your blog!!!! :*

  5.' robin says:

    I have always been drawn to this style of interior collage. I used to call it modern ethnic, but you have hit it on the nose here in your review. Thanks for sharing. It has really helped me hone in on all my loved colorful design pieces and figure out how to make them work together.

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