Independence, indépendence, bagimsizlik

Independence Day typically conjures images of nautical stripes and shiplap but Casa V Interiors prefers red and blue with a worldly twist.

 

Traditional New England style is loved by many as it is classic and all-American. It may be un-American but never the less, this look has never appealed to me personally. At least, not for my own home. Maybe it comes from my mother. She always suffered from wanderlust  filling our home with treasures from all over the world.

Like my mother, the following designers also dream of exotic places. They add a touch of international flair to their homes and projects giving them a unique appeal.

Michelle Nussbaumer injects international flair into all of her homes despite the location.

The exotic chalet in Gstaad belonging to Michelle Nussbaumer. (Photo: Melanie Acevedo)

The exotic chalet in Gstaad belonging to Michelle Nussbaumer. (Photo: Melanie Acevedo)

A bedroom also in the Gstaad chalet. (Photo: Melanie Acevedo)

A bedroom also in the Gstaad chalet. (Photo: Melanie Acevedo)

Dallas home of Michelle Nussbaumer.

Dallas home of Michelle Nussbaumer.

The following rooms display red and blue with a worldly twist.

Sig Bergamin's West Village living room. (Photo: Simon Upton)

Sig Bergamin’s West Village living room. (Photo: Simon Upton)

The Parisian kitchen of Iksel creators, Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel. (Photo: iksel.com)

The Parisian kitchen of Iksel creators, Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel. (Photo: iksel.com)

Bedroom by Peter Dunham.

Bedroom by Peter Dunham.

Carolina Irving and Lisa Fine design textiles reflecting their global lifestyles.

The fabulous Carolina Irving at home among her found and self-designed fabrics. (Photo: Architectural Digest)

The fabulous Carolina Irving at home among her found and self-designed fabrics. (Photo: Architectural Digest)

Carolina Irving's former beach house.

Carolina Irving’s former beach house.

One of my favorite Carolina Irving fabrics - Indian Flower. (Photo: carolinairvingtextiles.com)

One of my favorite Carolina Irving fabrics – Indian Flower. (Photo: carolinairvingtextiles.com)

Paisley Velvet by Carolina Irving.

Paisley Velvet by Carolina Irving.

Malabar by Carolina Irving.

Malabar by Carolina Irving.

Parisian home of Marco Scarani using Lisa Fine's Pasha. (Photo: Miguel Flores Vianna)

Parisian home of Marco Scarani using Lisa Fine’s Pasha. (Photo: Miguel Flores Vianna)

Cochin by Lisa Fine Textiles.

Cochin by Lisa Fine Textiles.

Taman Shop  offers global treasures from Turkey and India.

Iznik tile available at clarelouisefrost.com.

Iznik tile available at clarelouisefrost.com.

Vintage Uzbek silk and cotton suzani available at clarelouisefrost.com

Vintage Uzbek silk and cotton suzani available at clarelouisefrost.com

Casa V wishes you a happy Independence Day regardless of how you like your red and blue.