New for 2019: Geometrics and Global Influences Will Define Home Style

Bold colors, African and Asian influences and a home filled with travel collectibles define the cosmopolitan Global Canvas design trend.

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December 20, 2018
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Mod Meets Artisan

A charcoal accent wall gives this living room dimension, while colorful, patterned accents add personality to the space. Global Canvas is a modern take on traditional artisan techniques where a midcentury chair can be combined with fabrics with Aztec or Native American patterns for a fresh, new take.

Global Brights

Defined by bold colors, artisan details, travel and the vibrant patterns of handmade goods, Global Canvas is a very modern take on a familiar tribal look.

Moroccan-Inspired Reading Nook

The serene blue-green walls in this reading room, combined with a custom-made chaise lounge with antique Indian carvings, an antique Moroccan wedding shawl and other Mediterranean textiles embody the global, artisanal spirit of the 2019 home design trend Global Canvas.

Pattern Play

The Khovar collection by L’aviva Home features a vine print with leaves in a charcoal and white color combo commissioned by women who live in Northeastern India's villages. That interesting use of pattern created by indigenous craftspeople, along with woven pendant lamps, typifies the cosmopolitan mix of Global Canvas.

Mix It Up

Olive green walls make a gorgeous neutral backdrop for this bedroom's black-and-white graphic headboard and curtains. The patterns' two different scales keep the duo harmonious and show how beautifully patterns can mix in the Global Canvas design trend.

Anything But Basic Black

This big bathroom has a basic foundation: white subway tile walls, a white double vanity. What takes it into seriously chic territory is tuxedo-crisp black trim and a patterned concrete tile floor with exotic flair.

Geometric Backsplash

Sculptural pendants and bold geometric tiles—a big component of the Global Canvas look—make a splash in this powder room.

Global Canvas Makeover

Want to quickly add a Global Canvas look to your home? To add a touch of high design, simple ready-made bifold closet doors were given an update with batting and an exotically patterned fabric in a not-too-overwhelming geometric with shades of charcoal, beige and brown.

Woven Goods

The warm color of these woven chairs makes the sitting area in front of the windows all the more appealing, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords. Incorporating handmade goods like these chairs, or baskets and other woven materials is a way to bring the Global Canvas look home.

Tile Works

Geometric tiles provide a striking backdrop for the sleek wooden soaking tub in this chic bathroom that manages to look modern but with the warmth of wood.

From: Abramson Teiger Architects

Add a Basket

Fresh and so cheerful, this foyer uses a white Parsons table and painted wood walls as the blank canvas for a photograph's bright sky and pops of yellow. Underneath the table, large baskets double as works of art and helpful clutter catchers. When incorporating Global Canvas elements into your home look for striking baskets with lids, incorporating patterns and in distinctive shapes that look more global than farmhouse-chic.

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Bold Color

This boldly-hued wall combined with a gorgeous collection of souvenirs from travel abroad give personality and attitude to this room.

Small But Significant Details

There's no better way to add some Global Canvas attitude to your home with the addition of some striking accessories with tribal elements that bring a sense of the exotic and a bit of the world to your space.

A Tribal Print Adds Pizzazz

A bold cobalt blue ottoman with nailhead trim rests atop a vibrant tribal print rug in this eclectic living room. The two statement pieces bring life and personality to the neutral space.

Eclectic Powder Room

This eclectic powder room takes texture and patterns to a new level with tribal-inspired cloth wall coverings, a black and white striped ceiling, and geometric print color tiles. A black overhead light and small wall shelf complete the Global Canvas look of the space.

Woven Details and Brights

Vibrant colors jump out from the bed and the floor in this light-filled bedroom. The furnishings are kept simple, with clean lines and pretty wood.

From: Prairie

World Beat

Graphic shapes and global details made this room feel very of-the-moment. These folk art-evocative vases with their charming faces and the modern, graphic console table topped with a moody painting in shades of black give this loggia from Mitchell Hill a very on-trend modern-meets-artisanal feel.

Exotic Display

The wall sconces allow the top of the nightstands to be used for displaying plants and framed photos, and for holding a three-speed fan made from African Sapele wood and high grade steel that provides cool breezes during warm nights.

Moroccan Style Guest Room

The guest quarters of this home are an ode to Moroccan styling and a dramatic play of textures.

Asian Elements

A large neutral area rug and neutral walls create the backdrop for this Asian dining room. Glass cases display traditional Asian robes, providing beautiful and unique wall decor. Two dark wooden buffets surround the white fireplace and echo the dark coloring of the long dining table. Low-back chairs rest under a large, rectangular light fixture. For a Global Canvas look, think about treating exotic collectibles from around the world as "art." A collection of baskets hung on a wall, African sculptures mixed with framed photography, or these robes hung like museum pieces give a cosmopolitan sensibility to your room.

Mod Meets Organic Dining

Frameless wooden book shelves, a sleek wooden dining table and leather-clad chairs are both modern and organic in style, blending two unique design approaches used in this dining room.