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Aarabian Style Interiors make me long even more for those swelteringly hot summer days (and nights!). The ornamental and colorful characteristics are something completely different from the bare, monochrome Scandinavian and Mid Century styles that I like so much too. Oh well, I guess it is just proof that there’s more to a person’s taste and preferences than one can tell at first sight.

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Eecclectic collections (or vignettes) tell a story about the owner of the collection. They are able to create a high-impact visual for boring corners in any room and it’s a go-to trick for any interior-designer to add some drama. The great thing about these collections is that you can change or re-arrange them whenever the mood strikes. But you can’t just throw them together, you will have to abide to a few key-principles: which item will “anchor” your collection, what is the main texture, what is the dominant color and don’t forget the scale of the objects too.

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Ii think that any interior design style can be enhanced with a touch of ethnic decor here and there. It radiates a certain worldliness, tells a story about the occupants and it lends a certain authenticity to the design. I myself have some beautiful pieces brought back from, amongst others,  South Africa. An ancient hand-carved door now hanging as an ornamental “conversation piece” against the wall,

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