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,

an old wooden tray filled with Abelone shells found at Cape Agulhas, things like that. Below are some more examples of essential ethnic decor, I hope you like them as much as I do.

Antique Moroccan Lantern

Antique Moroccan Lantern, I had similar ones on my porch in South Africa

Is it a warshield? An old wheelbarrel? No idea, but its certainly beautiful.

Is it a warshield? An old wheelbarrel? No idea, but its certainly beautiful.

An old Indian mirror over a bed covered with a pile of pillows

An old Indian mirror over a bed covered with a pile of pillows

Beautiful Indian mirror over a French pastry table, great combination

Beautiful Indian mirror over a French pastry table, great combination

Riad-style nook for reading

Riad-style nook for reading

Rope daybed with wicker lamp

Rope daybed with wicker lamp

The beautiful, shimmering Abelone shell

The beautiful, shimmering Abelone shell 

Riad-style lounging

Riad-style lounging

Moroccan old teal cupboard

Moroccan old teal cupboard

Mediterranean farmhouse porch

Mediterranean farmhouse porch

Daybed with ethnic upholstery

Daybed with ethnic upholstery 

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