Recreate a world traveler's style by incorporating global treasures and travel souvenirs into your home
World traveler Amanda Jones lets emotions, not style, determine how she displays treasures from her adventures.
“I keep something [displayed] because it is beautiful and it makes me happy. You’ll never forget the moment you got it or who you bought it from,” she says.
Click ahead for her tricks for creating a textured, global style in your own home.
Allow countries' treasures to mingle. There’s this belief that all Asian goods belong on one shelf and African on another. It’s more interesting to mix them up.
Amanda prefers to pay the extra $100 in baggage fees rather than ship from overseas. If you buy an oversize item, mail it
through the vendor, not the post office.
Shown: Amanda's collection of hats from around the world.
Go for foldable textiles and small objects. The tile-topped armoire isn’t practical. Instead, buy tiles and plan a DIY project
that incorporates them.
In the shackteau are silk fabrics from Vietnam, textiles made by Hmong people, Rajasthani saris (turned bedspread), and tiles from Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico.
Waterfowl feathers from Zambia and seashells from Zanzibar, Fiji, Maldives, and New Zealand are accents around the home. Just
be careful not to take anything illegal. For example, shells from protected species are a no-no (see cbp.gov).
Shown: Shells gathered from Fiji, New Zealand, and Zanzibar.