Travel inspired interiors

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY tips

We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints and the addition of a few pieces of raw wood accessories.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Display handcrafted artefacts against a simple, crisp white background. Group tribal, ethnic materials to create this out-of-Africa vibe.

 

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A bohemian styled interior is given the travelled look with the addition of raw wood, weathered iron and tribal prints. Think Turkish delight.

Travel inspired home interiors - create a display of travel memorabilia
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Create a display of treasured travel objects, or group your favourite travel photographs to make a statement wall display.

Travel inspired home interiors how to display travel photos at home

Travel inspired home interiors - Greek blue & white kitchen tiles inspirationA cool mix of blue and white will add a Greek island vibe. Greek homes traditionally use blue and white both indoors and outdoors. A simple way to create a laid back island vibe.

Get The Look : Green with envy


Green symbolises renewal, growth and hope. Green is the colour of spring, a time when life is revived, it represents a sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Be inspired by these home decorating ideas & tips to refresh your room with the colour of nature and serenity.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
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Add rich tones of green using sumptuous velvet textures. Make the most of the natural light sources and place a plant by the window to create balance and harmony.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green velvet and dramatic art work well together to create a dramatic statement against a crisp, fresh white background.
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…or paint a statement wall.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Opt for darker hues of green for a dramatic and moody interior. Don’t be afraid of the dark; dark spaces can be warm and welcoming, very relaxing.

Green works well with other dark colours, try pairing with shades of petrol blue or slate grey.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas
Connect with nature. Bring the outdoors inside with the addition of green plants to a room.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Don’t hesitate, get creative. If you don’t love it, it’s pretty easy and cheap to repaint a statement wall. But we do recommend that you live with it for a few days. It’s surprising how things can grow on you.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green is the new black.
Interior design green room decorating ideas
Create a plant haven. Note the subtle green sofa, so delicate.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Green works in the bedroom because of its calming natures. Try raw, natural shades of green, linked with the outdoors. It will bring a sense of relaxation to your space and leave you feeling fresh and revived.
 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Be modern and brave. Choose a vibrant addition to your room. This sofa adds a zing of colour to a simple scheme.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas and tips Not feeling quite so brave? Well then, choose green accessories for a modern feel. We are craving this modern green bubble light.

Interior design green room decorating ideas and furniture

…..and who wouldn’t just love to add this aged dresser to their hallway.

What do you think? Let us know.

Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.

See our favourite 10 budget IKEA pieces making stylish statements


10 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME USING BUDGET IKEA PIECES.

  1. Add a glass top to inexpensive kitchen units to make stylish display cabinets.
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2. Add a touch of elegance to an all white bedroom with the infamous ‘Malm’ drawers.

3. Divide a room using this ‘Lack’ bookcase and create more display space.

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4. Turn the infamous ‘Billy’ bookcase into a stylish statement piece.

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5. Add drama to a small bedroom with the ‘Songe’ mirror and a ‘Lappljung’ rug.

 

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6. See how to create a library wall with the ‘Billy’ bookcase at BlissatHome.com

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7. Stack ‘Kallax’ shelving units to form a stylish bookcase.

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8. See how to transform an IKEA coffee table at simpledetailsblog.blogspot

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9. Add the finishing touch to a simple room decor with a ‘Stockholm’ striped rug.

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10. Create a useful and stylish bedroom side table with the ‘Alex’ drawer unit.

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Is it time to revisit http://www.ikea.com  ? What do you think?

Inside a fabulous Swedish home

Scandinavian home interior design, Malin Persson, interior designer

Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband.  They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending original antique pieces with new in an eclectic style.

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

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To see more inspiring Scandanivain home decor visit Milk DecorationFor more Alphabet Lifestyle ‘real home’ inspiration see our post on Inside the home of Annika con Holdt

 

 

The French Chateaux – Fabulously French interiors

Classic French chateau style home interior design inspiration

We just adore classic French Chateau style home interiors. Take a look at our edit of beautiful French interior design inspiration. Enjoy and don’t forget to comment below to let us know what you think!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Beautiful paneling and parquet de Versailles

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Wrought iron railings and a marble slab: create this charming French table

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Chateau chic bedroom

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

 Traditional French chateau home interior design

Stone floor tiles and washed cabinet…and look at those light fittings!

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Traditional French chateau home interior design
French chateau style bathroom: Cast iron baths, elaborate lighting and an      ornate washbasin

Traditional French chateau home interior design

                         French Chateau style doors: make a grand entrance

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Ornate wood panelling and wooden floors
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Traditional French chateau home interior design

Heavy brocade drapes add a touch of French chateaux opulence

Traditional French chateau home interior design

Grand French mirrors, ornate decor, sumptuous lighting

Traditional French chateau home interior design
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Go Inside a $50 Million New York City Mansion


The grand Clarence Whitman Mansion in Upper East Side, New York, has recently been listed for $50 million! Built in 1898 by noted architectural firm Parish & Schroeder, the impressive property retains many of its original turn-of-the-century details.  Located within walking distance of the famous Fifth Avenue in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, the mansion has 9 bedrooms, 5.4 bathrooms and 14,000 sq. ft. Would you pay $50 million for this property?!

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6 Contemporary Bedroom Designs

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Location: Beverly Hills. Design: Marmol Radziner.
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Location: Aspen, Colorado. Design: Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
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Location: Los Angeles. Design: Holly Hunt.
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Location: Nova Scotia. Design: Ray Frizzell Design.
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Location: Laguna Beach, California. Design: Ehrlich Architects

Source: Architectural Digest