Design Influence Through Travel

I find travel to be one of the most influential ways to learn about different cultures, try new foods and impact your overall style. I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and if my parents didn’t take us on trips or encourage me to explore the world, I would probably not be a designer. Exploring gave me the ability to be creative. Here are a few ways travel has pushed me in design. 


 image via Architectural Digest

image via Architectural Digest

Eclectic Tid—Bits

My favorite rooms are ones that are not defined by one style or location. Mix rugs from turkey, furniture from Sweden and art from Italy to give that curated look.


 image via Pinterest

image via Pinterest

Bold Color

Why else would everyone love visiting Rainbow Row in Charleston or La Boca in Argentina? Those buildings have had bold, bright colors for a long time and no one’s getting sick of them.


 image via Pinterest

image via Pinterest

Architecture

I will always love quintessential New England homes from my upbringing, but with an indoor/outdoor feel like the islands. Don’t feel limited to choose just one architectural style.


 image via Architectural Digest

image via Architectural Digest

Art Has No Limits

Use it in unusual placed. Think Sistine Chapel. Even in the 1500’s art had no limitations.


 Image via Domino

Image via Domino

Arrangements

Probably one of the biggest influences to me is seeing how art is grouped, tables are set and vignettes are arranged.


 image via Traditional Home

image via Traditional Home

Natural Influence

Whether its the rushing water at Iguazu Falls or the Mountains in Vancouver, nature is all around us and influencing decor through textures, art, furniture and decor.