Bohemian Hues and Global Textiles

Be sure to read my Living Style column this month over at Sherwin-Williams’ STIR.


My latest story explores global-ethnic influences on the Bohemian design style, and I had the pleasure of interviewing two colorful and inspiring entrepreneurs:


Cristi Ambroson, owns Houston-based Tessera. Cristi regularly travels to Central Asia {and Peru} to hand-pick items for her business which includes textiles, such as suzanis and ikats, from Uzbekistan.


Based in London, Eva Sonaike owns a home furnishings label that bears her name.  Eva sells luxury cushions and other unique items made with textiles from her native country of Nigeria.

{eva sonaike}

{eva sonaike}

Global-ethnic textiles are becoming very popular.  They’re more widely available these days, and that’s having a huge impact on interior and fashion design.  More people are becoming familiar with and inspired by the colors, patterns and history of these amazing fabrics.

{eva sonaike}

{j. crew}

{design in color}

{design in color}

{eddie ross}


Read more about Cristi, Eva and this sizzling trend at STIR.

UP NEXT:  It’s Christmas in July…and I’m giving away something!

10 thoughts on “Bohemian Hues and Global Textiles

  1. I love all the great colours and patterns :-) Wish I had a room to use some of these great fabrics and cushions!!!

    Thanks for your kind words about my drawings :-) Michelle at A Schematic Life recently posted a how-to video on renderings. You might want to check it out, she makes it look so easy!!

    I’ve got lots of catching up to do here too!!

    .-= DesignTies´s last blog ..It’s About Time!! =-.

  2. Thanks for stopping by yesterday Kelly! I love coming to your blog because i love colours:-). I love the idea of exchanging links too! Hope you’re having a great day!
    .-= Stacey´s last blog ..We got featured! =-.

  3. These are perfect and so timely! yes, we are seeing all beautiful, artisanal, colorful textiles everywhere. And when the production helps the local population it’s all so much better.
    Love those bags from Eva!
    .-= aneyefordetail´s last blog ..GOING TO NANTUCKET =-.

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