Survey: Global Decor Without the Travel, is it Cheating?

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Covering the gorgeous store Ethnic Loft earlier this week reminded us of the dream we used to have of spending years traveling the world collecting rare and exotic decor for our home. Luckily for us (since we haven't figured out how to travel the world for free yet) many resources exist for purchasing these global goods. But is buying exotic items from places you haven't actually visited sort of cheating? Weigh in after the jump!
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What about your style, does it lean towards a global feel, and have you gotten your pieces from local stores or through travels? Do your spaces tend to lean toward one particular style or region, or do you decorate with a truly global feel? Have you ever fibbed and told someone you got something from travelling somewhere, but actually bought the item from a store?

[Photo credit: Opening photo from Ethnic Loft website, jump photo from Elle Decor magazine online.]

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