As I sit here at this moment, I am looking out my window at a beautiful tranquil view of sailboats, water and the earthy tones that say vacation. Well, I suppose that does depend on how you define ‘window’. I’m really looking at two beautiful paintings that look like views from some of our favorite travel destinations.
It wasn’t until today that I realized our entire living space was designed in the same colour family as the paintings. It’s like the blues and browns leak right out of the paintings and into my life! Every time we go away we feel such a change in our daily vibe and we always try to make that last as long as we can after we return back home. I believe that travel unknowingly inspired our design this time, creating a very long lasting power.
I’m always thrilled when I discover I have any talents or smarts, so when I read a post on peach.ca, a Vancouver interior design company’s site, about travel inspiring interior design, I thought “Look at me! I think the same way as the pros!” Mehrzad Mehr, the company’s founder, wrote the post which was entitled The Book of Paris Design Inspirations. I think in some ways, one always leads to the other in some regards. Either you pick up something while you’re traveling because you can perfectly imagine it in one of your rooms already, or you just have to have it because it reminds you of something you love about your destination and you ultimately end up designing around it. Knowing me, I’ll soon end up with a bedroom from Paris, my living space from Spain, and a bathroom from Greece. Nothing like going on mini vacations within your own house!