What is it about ethno-patterns that is so captivating? They originate in ancient cultures – but harmonise so splendidly with modern design!
Ethno: How to bring the style home
Typical of the style inspired by those of ancient tribal peoples are the clear, graphic patterns in black & beige or red & beige. Combine them with cushions and throws in warm earth tones, and furniture and accessories made of natural materials, for example, shelves of aged, dark wood; leather-covered pouffes in spice colours; kelims or Sisal rugs. As decoration, ceramic bowls in a variety of sizes and hammered metal platters, or also decorative feathers or exotic plants such as the bright red kangaroo paw flower in the picture on the right. Very important: to achieve a look that’s really cool, make sure to mix ethno elements with modern design!