If you could summarize your ideal space in 3 words what would it be.
1)simple - clean lines, not fussy
2)warm - i love rich colours..this includes not only choclate browns, but also paprika, deep green with copper undertones, shimmery golds, dark wood
3)exotic - while the 'asian' style is beautiful and fine for some i find it a bit sparse for me. I love the richness and warmth of 'african/morrocan' & 'south asian' influence..fabrics, textures, accent pieces etc.
When I move into my own place this fall there are the 3 words I will keep in mind when decorating. The above paired with a neutral backdrop, I think, will be beautiful & inviting.
(I was going to use the word 'modern' but i think it gives a 'cold' feeling. Although, I know, 'modern' can be warm)