Since ninety-percent of the work we do at AphroChic is from home, it’s definitely important to have a home office that’s comfortable, and also multi-functional. Some days we’re designing on the computer, other days we’re cutting fabric and wallpaper samples, and then we also have to host meetings with partners we’re collaborating with. With so many needs, I’m in search of some new furnishings that will help our office perform double, and even triple duty at times. After weeks of looking, I think I’ve finally landed on a must-have – a circular desk. Something like the IKEA Docksta table that can be a desk when we need it to be, but can also function as a meeting table when clients or designers are over. A circular desk would also be the perfect fit for the small space that our office occupies. Here are just a few images that are inspiring me to work in circles from now on.
We love the idea of bringing tile home this year. Beyond just tiling a backsplash, what about an entire bathroom or a courtyard? The fusion of color and complex patterns in tile is absolutely breathtaking, and these Moroccan mosques and courtyards are the perfect inspiration.
Head on over to Houzz to see our favorite tiles that are sure to add glamorous, cultural style to your home.
There is no better way to brighten up your home during the winter months than to make a change to your furnishings and accessories. Keep your eye out for pieces that will help you bring bold and beautiful hues home. Sofas are a wonderful way to add a colorful splash. Whether in a stark white interior, or a dark moody room, these jewel tone sofas are sure to make a bright impression.
Check out all twenty of my favorite colorful sofas on Houzz.
Inspiration from the ebook version of REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, on curating art at home.
Baskets are truly global pieces. You can find a history of basket weaving in cultures all over the world. Just one basket can showcase handmade artistry, color, and cultural patterns – making them a stunning global accessory for the home. These baskets can make a unique, cultural statement in an interior.
Yoruba chairs hail from Nigeria, and were traditionally used by the kings and queens of the Yoruba tribe.
Mud cloth is a unique textile that can be used to add cultural style and character to any room.
Library bookshelves, usually reserved for more traditional homes, are making their way into modern interiors.