14 Jul Five Dream Destinations for Interior Designers
With quarantine putting a pause on many travel plans for 2020, I used my time indoors to virtually travel around the world about 100 times! I’ve been working and reworking my travel bucket list, and it’s about 5,000 miles long. While I won’t share all of my travel dreams with you (right now 😉), I thought I would share what five destinations I believe are must-sees for anyone interested in interior design.
Half of my heart is in Havana after staring at all these bright colors! I love the vintage, mid-century inspiration from Havana. Combined with the tropical feel of the island, this vibe is amazing for a vintage-inspired beach house. I’m loving the mix of retro, Caribbean prints with both Baroque tiles and natural wood touches.
With a city as historic as Copenhagen, it’s hard to NOT feel inspired. While I feel that Denmark is usually associated with a minimalist style, its rich history is also a muse in both traditional and nautical stylings. If you ever find yourself in the city, you’ll definitely want to schedule a day trip Frederiksborg Castle, an early 17th century home for King Christian IV. The Castle is known for its gilded, Baroque touches and endless gardens.
Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and at the top of my wanderlust bucket list! I would absolutely brave the almost 24-hour travel itinerary from Boston to revel at the famous Opera House. As I was looking at work by Australian designers, all of the chic, clean, white interiors reminded me of the performing art center’s well-known shells.
Like Havana, I am really swooning over this tile-inspo from Marrakesh, Morocco. However, while Havana has a more tropical vibe, I’ve noticed that Moroccan decors tend to have deeper jewel tones. I could wander around this Moroccan market place for hours finding the perfect textiles and accents for my next project.
I have to admit that I saved the best for last; I think that Lima, Peru is probably my favorite destination on this list. This South American city is known for bright colors, geometric patterns, and woven textiles featured in cushions, throws, and wall accents. It’s hard not to be inspired by all of these colorful yet natural features! If you are looking for a bit more subtle inspiration, I am dying to visit Lima’s boho-district, Barranco. This neighborhood is the perfect mix of ancient Peru and modern touches.
As I said at the beginning of the blog, my travel list is miles long, and constantly changing! Now tell me that areas around the world inspire you!
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