You Are: The Exchange Student

You're the person other people track down to ask where you sourced that special something, only to have their hopes dashed by your reply (Istanbul/Copenhagen/Cape Town). Your bed is set with a Moroccan wedding blanket, your hamper is a woven basket from Belarus, and the guest room is equipped with a campaign-style safari chair and an array of Indian Kanthas for your out-of-town houseguests (you have a lot) to choose from. Clutter is out of the question—each piece in your temple has its place and provenance, and making the cut is not easy task.

In the clique: Athena Calderone

Your new best friend: Handcrafted lamps, chairs, and artwork from Mexico City—you’re having another big south-of-the-border moment.

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