Use Pattern to Bring an Authentic Feel
Whether you take your inspiration from Africa, Asia or South America, pattern is key. Ethnic fabrics feature strong, detailed patterns that are incredibly beautiful in both bold and neutral tones.
If you’re fortunate enough to travel, a great way to build this style is to pick a unique piece and work around it. Or, if you’re staying closer to home, our showrooms hold some lovely pattern books by Malabar, who produce beautiful hand-woven ethnic fabric.
Mixing and matching the fabrics on your upholstery and cushions with complementary wall tapestries and rugs will pull your scheme together. Our stunning fabric, Cusco, is a great ikat design which looks fabulous as a feature footstool. Or, for a more subtle take on the ethnic style, our quirky Elephant C fabric is perfect for curtains.