Design trends: going tribal

From African prints to Balkan motifs, the tribal look comes to London this autumn. Amira Hashish says be brave with your blend of fabrics, pattern and colour for boho chic at its best
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Jasper Conran plates
Wedgwood and Jasper Conran have teamed up for the Kilim dinnerware range (from £15). The vivid prints are inspired by the ancient Kilim carpets produced in the Balkans and Pakistan. In rich reds oranges and limes, the motifs would make an otherworldly addition to a dining table. Be brave and use bright green John Lewis Playnation glassware (from £6) for that extra tribal touch (
Marks & Spencer jug
M&S has jumped aboard the tribal-influenced bandwagon with its Caravan range. This multicoloured bird-painted jug is a bargain at £35. And snap up the matching tea, coffee and sugar tin set for only £9.50. There are even mugs (£6) and teatowels (£9) to match. A budget-friendly way to bring your kitchen up to date (
These embroidered linen-cotton Jacinto cushions come in bolster, square or rectangular shapes (£88-£148). Merging earthy native American motifs with contemporary Palm Springs, they are boho bling. And as well as being stylish, they have the fun factor — a winning combination.
While you're browsing, check out Anthropologie's Fish Bone Chair (£2,550), a functional sculpture, about 104cm (3ft 5in) tall, crafted in eucalyptus wood by artist Adam Birch, whose apprenticeship in forestry led to his own tree surgery company and a constant supply of raw material. Each piece is hand-hewn according to its natural shape (
Eva Sonaike pouffes
Driven by her passion for African fabrics, London-based designer Eva Sonaike set up her label in 2009 and is already stocked in the capital's top department stores. Her mission of "Bringing Colour to Life" is accomplished in the brilliant new Aburi collection. The pouffes (from £399) are particularly eye-catching: the Ijoba (pictured) features a threetone blue circular petal pattern (
Rifat Ozbek cushions
The tigers and leopards of the Central Asian Steppes sparked Ozbek's design concept for the Ottomania collection. Deep reds, browns and purples are merged with greens and bronzy yellows for a warm take on tribal. The hand-dyed and printed cushions, made from silk Ikats, velvets and Suzanis, are ultra-sumptuous. Prices range from £40-£190 (
Etsy lampshades
Etsy's Tribal Swirl lampshades would light up any room. Decorated with silky braids and hotpink pompoms, the handmade gems are made from reclaimed lamps (£180; Team the bold, brash colours with Oka's hand-woven Mandalay Offering Table (£159; for a jazzy contrast.
Andrew Martin furniture
British king of the tribal look, Andrew Martin, always puts cool twists on a trend. Funky fabric Kilim Sukma Chairs (£1,195) and distressed fudge leather Marlborough Chairs (pictured, £1,895) mix and match patterns and colours to make a real statement. Also, check out the stunning Kelim Footstool (pictured, £995). These are the kind of standout pieces that would spice up any room (
Moroso Londres
Designers Bibi Seck and Ayse Birsel have created a wide range of striking furniture items, including this huge Madame Dakar (£2,544) armchair. They employ a traditional weaving method which is also used in making fishing nets — Seck and Birsel work it with plastic threads. From the M'Afrique collection (

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