Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stuff I'm Totally Sweating: Global Home Decor Edition

I've always loved homes decorated with a global flair that mixes old and new and the items come with a provenance - Along the lines of Anthropologie's store vignettes (great article here and imagine having this guy's job - luckkkyyy!).

In about a month or so, I am moving out of my much-loved Spanish Harlem apartment and on to a bigger and better place outside of the city. Actually, outside of the state But I digress, so lately decorating and home decor has been on my mind a lot. Since I've been really good at supplying myself with anything I've needed for the past three years I've lived in my one-bedroom apartment, I don't really need much except one or two pieces of additional furniture and ideas on how to use what I already have to decorate. In the meantime, I've developed a love affair with Etsy, Pinterest, Fab.com and a couple of other home decor/interior design blogs that knows no bounds.

Anyway, as part of my pairing down/de-cluttering and shopping less recovery evolution, I have come to realize that 1. my decorating talents, good taste and fashion eye are going to waste. 2. I enjoy the experience of shopping since it acts as creative and artistic stimuli for my muse - in fact, it's almost cathartic. And lastly, just because I can't own it doesn't mean someone else shouldn't get to enjoy it. After all, sites like Pinterest and a million shopping blogs out there are just about that - noting cool things you should buy. So here we go!

What would a globetrotting successful Latina have in her home? I asked myself.

Here's what caught my eye recently:

1. How about a little tongue in cheek statement piece? I love the vibrant colors.

$24.99 via Art.com
2. Or a colorful, vintage Day of the Dead Retablo? This has both history and folkloric charm.

$90 via Etsy.com
3. Lastly, some original (Guadalupe / Conquistadora / Madonnas) artwork? These can be religious artifacts or womanly expressions of nature - however you interpret them, they are beautiful.

Giclee prints by Cristina Acosta, $75-300, via Etsy.com

Giclee prints by Cristina Acosta, $75-300, via Etsy.com

Giclee prints by Cristina Acosta, $75-300, via Etsy.com

Giclee prints by Cristina Acosta, $75-300, via Etsy.com

Giclee prints by Cristina Acosta, $75-300, via Etsy.com

4. Not your Mami's Coffee maker Cafetera:  These stylish and unique Cappuccino Sets by MEPRA will save you from buying those expensive coffee drinks and bring a smile with their old-fashioned new/modern charm and heart-shaped infuser, net, and press inserts.

$80 via Fab.com



Full disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post and I have NO affiliations with the companies or artists featured  here.

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