The exotic in decor brings us closer to a celebratory nature, with carvings, resplendent artwork, elaborate silks, handwoven and well-worn carpets that create a greater sense of ourselves stripped of pretense. The shocking bright colors activate the root of our body’s energy inside and out. You don’t have to turn your whole home inside out to have a more exotic vibe. Here are some simple ways to integrate more of the sensuously lush and exotic into your home right now.
Just a touch of the wild in this very earthy space creates a more scintillating setting.
The major inspiration of the day here is splendor. The painstaking detail on this vibrant door expresses more of its importance. Can you see how a bit of detail can make a simple object far more significant?
Here, the more traditional in decor becomes spectacular as chairs are reupholstered in suzani fabric.
Adding some divine floor pillows brings you closer to the earth in all ways, while mixing up the textural landscape of a space. (more floor pillows I love right HERE!)
The color palette can be more subdued in apricots and wood tones, yet the effect totally dripping in sunshine at its core. Here a bed with four huge posts that are intricately carved creates a “room-within-a-room” for its occupants. These types of high posted beds position the bed in a room as an “inner chamber” to enter more ceremoniously after experiencing the rest of the space. Strong verticals of the bed posts also add more excitement, while infusing the room with handcrafted elegance.
Exotic: orchids, punch colors mixed with handcrafted detail, elegant vintage suzani, floor pillows of silk, orchids, greenery, faux animal skin, even juju hats, all introduce the exotic into a space in a tactile, luxurious way. Yes, yes, yes! xoxo Dana