Global Decor With One Kings Lane



It’s no secret that globe-trotting has played a significant role in how I decorate my home. While I still want to feel a luxurious element to my space, I love being reminded of all the special places I’ve visited. So, when One Kings Lane asked a simple but multifaceted question on how travel has shaped my style, here’s what I realized… I remember when we traveled to Istanbul and I was determined to come home with a Kilim. Liters of mint tea and some serious haggling-skills later, we had a rug! All of these collected pieces, remind you of a time- an experience. I’m not just filling my home with “things” but with memories, and that makes my home a reflection of my life and the relationships made along the way.

I have to admit though, there’s plenty of destinations I still dream about. Too many to count, actually! So, what do you do if you haven’t had the chance to travel as much as you would like? Hunt and collect! By mixing different styles and elements in a room, you create a space that looks well-traveled and worldly. This is exactly how I go about designing my own space. There are tons of great resources out there; from flea markets and estate sales, to websites like OKL.

Now, if you are a NoMad like me and you can’t get enough of global style, then you will absolutely love this Passport to Style Guide over on One Kings Lane. There are so many styles and destinations that inspire, it can get overwhelming to know exactly what you’re drawn to. Or in my case, wanting to add elements from all four corners of the world. This guide helps you define your style by location and by aesthetic. I love how the guide not only gives you information on how to recreate a specific look, but also the history behind each region and technical terms that very well, might help your search.

And remember you can always go to One Kings Lane for some amazing global furnishings & accessories.



*All the lovely photos by the talented Jennifer Coffey


  1. January 22, 2014 / 8:54 am

    Absolutely gorgeous job Yana! I love that your mix of global elements stays super clean and fresh! You have created something inspirational people will want to implement in their homes as well.

  2. Jelena
    January 22, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Great Job Yana!!

    Love the eclectic looks of mixing and matching and that it represents so much is what it is all about.
    I can tell that you put a lot of love behind it!! Now on to some travelling, hunting and collecting.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. January 27, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Beautiful! And I love the photos! Everything is so pretty!

  4. January 30, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Whaaat?? This is your home??? It’s beautiful. Honestly, this is what I wish my home looked like. I do travel, but I haven’t taken much time to shop around for furniture..clothes, shoes and handbags are usually my souvenirs. Hahah! We are going to London and hopefully Paris later this year so I may have to hit up flea markets!!! Love your blog! xo

    • Yana
      January 31, 2014 / 10:05 am

      Thank you- your comment seriously made my morning! I have a full home reveal coming up on a big blog in the next couple of months and I’ve been hustlin’ to get things in their place. Mine too- trust me. But I’ve been getting better at bringing back trinkets or fabrics that I can spruce up furniture I buy stateside. I mean I would love to ship back a crate of fabulous Paris flea market pieces but ya know, this NoMad has bills to pay! Btw, Paris has the best flea market in November. Like, you will die, it’s so good. I’m still waiting to see that zebra head show up somewhere in your home! So glad you stopped by, love reading your blog! Xx Happy Weekend!

  5. June 5, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    I stumbled across your blog when I saw a photo of your entryway on Pinterest and your home is just gorgeous. I’m smitten!

    • Yana
      June 5, 2014 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet words, Lizzie! Xo