My 2016 Global Interiors Wishlist

I’m working on the basis that its still ok to do these kind of posts, even though January is apparently whizzing by. It is though isn’t it? I don’t ever remember that happening before but this year, I’m already feeling like time is going really fast in spite of the rubbish weather! It’s probably a sign of age. Sigh. Anyway, I digress. As I promised a post or two ago, I want to bring way more of the global onto the blog (and into my home, but I’m coming to that), so over the next few months I’m going to be introducing you in detail to some of my fave global finds, including some hints and tips on how to style them. And what better way to give you an insight into what’s in store than by sharing with you my global interiors wishlist for 2016. And if you don’t like what you see, let me know – I’m here to please you too y’know.

Dutch Tomado shelves. Not ‘tomato’ shelves as hubby keeps referring to them whilst making jokes about them getting squashed in transit (ha bloody ha), but the 1950s design classic that is being given a new lease of life by Metaltex, a Swiss Kitchenwares company. I’ve included these on my wishlist, even though they’re technically on their way to me right now. Hope they’re not getting squashed.

Tomado shelves on - the home of global interior inspiration

These bad boys should be arriving with me this week. Mine are all in white because I got over excited bidding for some on ebay and forgot the black version was available.


A Cameroonian Bamileke headdress, otherwise known as a Juju hat. For those of you that have had to listen to me witter on (and on and on) about how much I want one of these, and how crap I’ve been about saving up to buy one, I can only apologise and reassure you that this year, it’s going to happen. I can feel it. I refuse to promise to stop talking about them though. That’s just a step too far.

Juju hats on - the home of global interior inspiration

Want.Them.All. I mean seriously, if you love something this much, I really think that price starts to become less of an issue…. image from pinterest

Cushions in African Indigo fabric. Also winging their way to me (all the way from the US of A) courtesy of the the lovely Jess from Spilled Paint Design, are two fabulous cushion covers made from hand-dyed Indigo fabric. A super way to inject some global flair into your home in a subtle way. I can’t wait for these to arrive.

Indigo fabric cushions on - the home of global interior inspiration

These are going to look simply fantastic – only question now is where to put them.

An Icelandic sheepskin. We’re visiting Iceland for the first time this year and I’ve got everything crossed that we get a cheeky glimpse of the Northern Lights whilst we’re there. In addition though I’m also really excited to see what interiors shopping Reykjavik has to offer. I’ll be sure to let you know!

Grey Icelandic Sheepskin on - the home of global interior inspiration

Super sleek styling here with the grey icelandic sheepskin rug adding some lovely texture. Not yet convinced about the white reindeer hide….image from pinterest

A Mexican Day of the Dead skull and an Otomi fabric table runner. There’s no way I’m going to make it to Mexico this year. Indeed, who knows when I’ll get there. In the meantime, these two items from a country that is extremely high up on my travel lust-list have made it onto my 2016 interiors wishlist to help me ease the pain. I don’t feel they warrant any further explanation, they’re just plain wonderful.

Day of the Dead Skull on - the home of global interior inspiration

One way to make a global style statement. Can’t wait to get my hands on a couple of these – from the Mexican Hammock Company

Otomi table runners on - the home of global interior inspiration

Loving the bright prints of these Otomi table runners. These are from Yucu-Ninu and there are cushions too. Swoon!

A Kubus by Lassen candle holder. This was on my wishlist when I first visited Copenhagen last year, but I wimped out of buying one because they are a little bit on the pricy side. But you know what? I still want one. Which means (in my warped way of justifying spending money on things I don’t technically need), that it’s meant to be. Sorry purse.

Kubus by Lassen candle holder on - the home of global interior inspiration

A Scandinavian icon well worth the investment. The only choice now is whether to go for bronze, copper, black or white! What do you think?

Turkish Peshtemal towels (otherwise known as Hammam towels). Beautiful designs, quick drying, made of cotton or linen and with ultra absorbency, I really, really, really want some of these in my bathroom. The perfect way to achieve spa-style at home.

Hammam or Peshtemal towels on - the home of global interior inspiration

These towels are from Urbanara. I love that there are just so many colours and styles available and the fact that many of them have fringing! Fringing people!!

No doubt there will be other things being added onto this list as 2016 goes on (there are a few trips lined up too which will no doubt result in some more global treasures finding their way into my home), but how’s that as a starter for ten?

Want me to add anything to the list? Or is there anything you’ve bought back from somewhere that you’re not sure how to integrate now you’re home? Let’s find a way to do it!

As always, shout out in the comments below.

In the meantime, happy travels and shopping,




  1. 19th January 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Great post Jill! I passed up on some vintage Ju Ju hats at a fair in summer and have never forgiven myself. Look forward to seeing yours in situ X

    • 21st January 2016 / 9:50 pm

      Boooo! I know a girl that can sort you out with one direct from Cameroon…! Am getting mine in Feb, can’t wait! Promise to share pics x

  2. 19th January 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Loving the global ideas, in particular the Kubbus candle holders. Don’t envy you having to choose which colour!

    • 21st January 2016 / 1:07 pm

      Exactly. It’s a tough call. I’m confident I’ll work through it though! Thanks so much for the comment! Will be sure to show off my finds!

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