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Trend: Modern Africa

Get a well-travelled vibe without packing a single suitcase.

Africa's rich history of handmade objects is influencing a curated take on crafts from designers worldwide. So, you can get an artisanal, eclectic look by collecting MonkeyBiz's hand-beaded animals from the townships of Cape Town (proceeds go to disadvantaged women in Africa), framing prints by Philadelphia-based illustrator Andrea Pippins or picking up the woven Flo table from Italian firm Driade. Even if a safari isn't on the agenda, you can still get a global look.

See more photos in the 2010 Decorating Trends gallery.

  • Photographer: Angus Fergusson (shoe), Felix Wedgewood (wallpapers and fabrics)
  • Source: House & Home March 2010 issue
  • Products: Untitled Hair prints by Andrea Pippins, I Love My Hair; MonkeyBiz elephant, Eat My Words; wallpapers, New Wall; Vesuvius fabric (gold velvet), Clarence House; Knossos fabric (top), Lee Jofa; Flo table, Driade; Christian Louboutin Greissimo heels, Holt Renfrew; Tord Boontje Shadowy chair, Moroso.

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