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12 March 2014 0


Yesterday’s room on my blog inspired me for a little colorful restyling in my home – with ethnic accents. As much as I love clean and cool Scandinavian looks, I can’t escape my Balkan roots and I love ethnic elements – colours, patterns, think of kilims and patterned throws. It’s something I was surrounded with as a kid.

Every summer I would travel with my parents to the far south of what then was Yugoslavia to stay with my grandparents. They lived in a rather oriental area so it was a common rule that my grandparents had hardly any chairs. They only had a set of chairs that was only used for special occasions and feasts. For the daily life, we sat on the floor, leaned on special, long cushions called ‘minderluk’, we would eat sitting around a very low, round wooden table called ‘sofra’ sitting on low, mostly handmade wooden stools. The floors were covered with kilims and the evenings were spent sitting together and telling old stories. Wonderful memories. 

Well, I was a bit inspired by this walk down memory lane and here are a few products to add an ethnic vibe to your home:

1. Framed black sea fan by Hannah Brown Interiors
2. Moroccan kilim cushion by Babasouk
3. Nicaraguan vase by Roads Well Traveled
4. Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair by CB2
5. Yellow kilim carpet by Babsouk

Happy hump day!


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  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 12 March 2014 at 09:40

    Ethnic accents combine really well with a cool Scandinavian style interior. It adds some spice! 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 March 2014 at 17:12

      Yes I totally agree, Sarah! It creates the most stunning interiors to have that clean and cool Scandi look enriched with vibrant ethnic accents! My favorite combo!! P.S. I hope to source some great ethnic finds on my next trip:-)

  • Reply Barbara Ismailovic 12 March 2014 at 09:46

    yes yes!
    and I agree with Sarah totally about giving some spice to S.homes

  • Reply Back to the Old House 12 March 2014 at 12:57

    Love that vase, the colours are stunning!

  • Reply Taman Kolam 12 March 2014 at 14:48

    Its very nice colors and design. I like the pillow.

  • Reply Judith 12 March 2014 at 15:45

    It’s funny how the interiors you grew up in, have such a big influence on your taste when you’re older, right? Thanks for sharing your lovely childhood story! Those memories are precious!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 March 2014 at 17:13

      The most precious memories indeed! I love to think back of those happy childhood days! And it is stunning how those experiences shape our design preferencies and visual aesthetics.

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 12 March 2014 at 20:19

    That was a lovely walk down memory lane … love the vase!

    PS. My younger daughter is next to me and she says she would like to have the chair if it were available in the turquoise colour only. It’s her favourite colour 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 12 March 2014 at 20:46

      Ha! The girl has style:-) I think it’s available in only turquoise too but I better zip the lip:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 16 March 2014 at 17:35

    Hey Igor. Is the Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair by CB2 the one you referred to in my “Have a seat” article? Can I say that I dislike it. That’s as delicate as I can be on the matter 😉

    I love your memory of visiting your grandparents. It’s genuinely so sweet.

  • Reply Faiz @ Aasif Interio 17 March 2014 at 05:49

    this pillow is so nice, and with Ethnic interior style will change its look in so cool style..

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