19 Top Picks for Global Furnishings and Accessories

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    The World At Your Fingers

    A modern home is a global home. There's no better finishing touch in a space than a piece that evokes a culture that you belong to, admire or wish to visit. The good news is that today the world is your marketplace, with thousands of ways to shop in person or online for products made all over the world. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? If you've ever wished that there was cheat sheet for shopping the globe, here are our 19 top picks for global furnishings and accessories online.

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    ABC Carpet & Home

    The ultimate destination for global design, ABC Carpet & Home is our go-to place for everything cultural. You can explore furniture and accessories from South Africa, Morocco, India, South America in just a few steps.

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    This shop is focused on creating textiles that blend modern design with cultural style. In our shop you will find modern pieces with a modern African American aesthetic including kuba, ikat, chevron and afro pillows, table linens, and organic shower curtains. 

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    Bringing a Moroccan souk online, visit Beldi for hand-crafted pieces from Morroco that celebrate the beauty of the every day. Candy-colored poufs, hand-blown glassware, ceramics, and a rich collection of  boucherouite rugs can all be found on the site.

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    Calypso St. Barth

    Filled with beautiful furniture, pillows, and bedding inspired by ancient cultures, you can shop Calypso online or visit their Manhattan stores.

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    Hammocks & High Tea

    19 Top Picks for Global Furnishings and Accessories
    Hammocks and High Tea

    Our friend Karen Young creates culturally-inspired pillows in her Brooklyn studio. You can find a variety of designs inspired by Turkish, Masai and Moroccan culture that will help you bring cultural style home.


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    John Robshaw

    John Robshaw’s Indian block print bedding is perfect for adding a modern cultural touch to the bedroom. Also be sure to explore the store’s specialized Souk full of vintage pieces including suzani throws and pillows, dhurries, batik and kantha pillows.

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    Next time you’re in Brooklyn, plan to stop at Layla. The boutique offers a well-curated collection of global textiles, including hand-blocked bedding and traditional Indian towels. 

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    L’aviva Home

    Laura Aviva, former Creative Director of Travel & Leisure Magazine, has developed a curated collection of handmade textiles from artisans in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Egypt, the Cameroon and more.

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    Lotus Bleu

    A walk into this San Francisco store, and you are will be in textile heaven. Check out their eclectic mix of pillows, table linens, rugs and wallpaper, all featuring cultural motifs with a modern twist.

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    Le Souk

    Inspired by the souks in Marrakech, Le Souk offers a great mix of global furnishings. Here you can find Moroccan tea tables, Senegalese stools, and Egyptian pendants.

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    Madeline Weinrib

    Madeline’s carpets, pillows and fabrics blend cultural motifs with modern colors and designs. Her rug collections includes classic dhurries, hand-knotted Tibetan carpets, and vintage Moroccan rugs. Her pillows and fabrics also sport ikat, suzani, and Indian blockprint designs.

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    OI Studio

    Founded by BOA whose home is featured in the pages of this book, OI offers eco-friendly, contemporary furniture inspired by nature and international travels.

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    Pearl River

    Home to Asian ceramics, lanterns, Chinese garden stools, and Buddhist statutes, Pearl River is a trove of Asian-inspired design.

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    Red Thread Souk

    Fellow blogger Maryam Montague from My Marrakesh has opened her very own shop bringing us vintage treasures from Morocco. A beautiful collection of Moroccan Boucharweit and Beni Ouarain carpets, and wedding blankets can be found here. 

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    Interior designer Kishani Perera’s shop is dedicated to bringing together an eclectic mix of pieces from antique shops, and flea markets, as well as new and vintage pieces.

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    Serena & Lily

    Colorful Senegalese baskets, striped Turkish bath towels, pearl inlaid furnishings and poufs in a variety of hues can be found among a collection of furniture and accessories perfect for the every day.

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    For beautiful pieces from Turkey, India, Syria and Morocco, you must make a stop to Sheherazade. We love this shop for their unique upholstered seating, including Kantha upholstered settees, and Ikat upholstered lounge chairs.

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    The South is Blooming

    This shop offers a beautiful array of African items via the Netherlands. Explore South African cushions, handcrafted bowls, and beautiful linens all made in the Continent.

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    World Market

    World market brings a well-traveled look right to your doorstep. Some of our favorite furnishings from this store include Indian daybeds, Chinese ceramic stools, and African Bamileke stools.