Ethnic-Chic Décor Style

Ethnic-chic decoration blends influences and elements from different cultures and periods. It's a fusion of colors, textures, and patterns. It's all about harmony.

Defining Ethnic-Chic Decor

The ethnic-chic style is characterized by a serene and warm interior, where numerous objects tell a story, whether it's yours or someone else's, and invites travel. Ethnic-chic decoration mixes influences and elements from different cultures and periods. It's also a blend of colors, textures, and patterns. It's all about harmony.

This style allows you to create an interior that reflects you, as it partly consists of objects or furniture with meaning. Whether they represent a moment in your life, were found in antique shops or brought back from travels, or were crafted by people whose original and sometimes ancestral craftsmanship gives each object a rich and unique character.

More understated than purely ethnic or bohemian decoration, the base usually comprises raw materials and natural colors, with some colorful accessories or furniture pieces, boasting unique designs and rich histories. The key is not to overload, preserving the chic aspect.

Ethical Ethnic-Chic Decor

Indeed, when aiming for an ethnic-chic interior, exceptional handmade pieces, using unique processes and natural materials, are often sought after. We value ancestral craftsmanship, environmentally friendly techniques, where the artisan is the sole master of their creation. These are not mass-produced items from factories but unique pieces that allow the creator to receive fair compensation for their time and effort, and the buyer to appreciate the value behind each object, often willing to pay a higher price than for mass-produced items.

Need Inspiration?

A minimalist interior, infinitely customizable, with a base of light tones, ideally, but not necessarily. Wooden furniture or neutral tones with touches of color from unique pieces from afar.

You can decorate every room in your home. Simply add some ethnic baskets and an artisanal rug to a white-toned living room.

Ethnic-chic style can also be incorporated into your kitchen, using storage baskets brought back from travels or unique dishes handmade in Colombia or Oceania.

Our Collection of African Art: Only Authentic Vintage Pieces

African Art

Sometimes, we stumble upon true gems of art and are incredibly pleased to present a unique and selective collection of mid-20th-century African art, including sculptures, statues, utensils, jewelry, stools, and masks.

These ancient and original objects deserve a special place in a room or on a wall. African tribal art proves once again that any everyday object can become an artistic support: each artwork is a striking decorative object.

All African art pieces are handmade from original materials such as wood, shells, calabashes, beads, and brass. They are often finely carved with human figures or geometric groove patterns. You will find detailed descriptions of each item, their history, and origin.

The countries of origin for our African art collection include Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Benin, and Ivory Coast.

These unique pieces were used by indigenous African tribes such as the Mangbetu, Kasena, Bulu, Boa, Hemba, Luba, Chokwe, Lengola, Baule, Bamileke, Kifwebe, Ekoi, and the Kuba kingdom, which comprised many small ethnic groups.

Women in the Spotlight

In many African cultures, the representation of women is prevalent in their art.

This is because they are the bearers of children, through whom the ancestor is revealed again in the child.

It's also why most male figures have enlarged abdomens, as if they were pregnant.

Women represent fertility, glorify the king, or hold the power of an ancestor.


Many objects in the African art collection played an important role in daily life, rituals, and ceremonies.

We have calabashes used as containers for medicines, boxes to store precious objects, unique masks with symbolic and ritual significance for special occasions, and male and female statues related to ancestors, power figures, reliquaries, or fertility rites.

More Than Just Stools

In Africa, stools are among the most widespread works of art.

Their extraordinary variety of shapes attests to the existence of a plurality of styles and aesthetic concepts. The way one sits reveals power and domination relationships, just as a cultural system rests on a highly hierarchical stratification of society.

Only Unique Pieces

Browse our online section to explore the variety of our African art. The ancient or antique unique piece shown in the images is exactly the item you will receive.