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The Eye Has To Travel


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This is a great styling tric for those who like big, bold statements: choose the largest worldmap possible and paint a piece of furniture in the most striking colour on the map. For extra effect, add a pretty rug.

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You’ll dream of travelling the world sleeping underneath this beautiful bedding by Urban Outfitters, with each country a different print.

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This is one of the most popular colours of 2015: Light Blue by paint specialists Farrow & Ball. Paint your walls in the subtle shade, and add a vintage map with similar tones for maximum effect.


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If you want to make the most of the vintage feel of a map, match it with vintage furniture with peeling paintwork or a beautiful old leather chair.


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For those who have a serious case of wanderlust and would like to carry a map at all times: how about this lovely Iphone case with antique map drawings? It’s for sale at zazzle.nl

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Vintage maps work well in bohemian interiors. Give a room am eclectic vibe with colourful fabrics and finds from around the world.


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This is how you decorate when you have a truly worldly outlook. Your living room will look absolutely fabulous with a vintage map on the wall plus some antique globes.


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Looking for some nice wrapping paper, but don’t want to ruin your vintage maps? These lovely choices from Etsy shops Bookishly and Wrap and Revel will do the trick.

Images from: zazzle.nl, settingforfour.com, pinterest.com, housebeautiful.com, dreambookdesign.com, urbanoutfitters.com, etsy.com, happymundane.com, fantasticfrank.se, bloglovin.com


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Something in the Water


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A multi-coloured print is an excellent point of departure for choosing the accessories that surround it. Whether it’s a funky flower cushion or a quirky graphic one, as long as the colours reflect the print it’s a match.

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Think about combining your watercolour artwork with prints and objects in similar shades, like this rug from the Australian brand Urban Road, designed by interior stylist Emma Blomfield of Nest Designs.

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It’s almost to pretty to use, this wonderful crockery from Suite One Studio. But why not eat from it and display part of it in your house? The bowls will look lovely next to a watercolour print.


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Offset a diaphanous image, like this brightly coloured statement piece by Stina Persson, with a strong black frame. The print teams up perfectly with the empty golden frame and pretty earthenware.

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Make the most of a rainy day by doing a bit of DIY, like creating your own watercolour napkins. See how it’s done at the inspiring blog almostmakesperfect.com

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Your favourite animal will look absolutely fab in watercolour. Brighten up an office by placing it above your desk. We love the inventive way the flamingo print is suspended.


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If you truly love watercolours, why not you treat yourself to an all-over watercolour wall painting? They make any room look like something out of a fairy tale.


Wall hangings are the fastest, easiest way to create a statement wall. Like this one, made by Copenhagen based artist Nynne Rosenvinge. The cool colours make for a great match with the pink accessories.

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Tropical Vintage


A great mix of prints of summer scenes will turn any room into a chic surf shack. And adding surfboards to the ceiling? Wow, that has maximum impact.

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Stick No Bills is a Sri Lankan company that sells beautiful retro travel posters and postcards. Every year they award the No Bill Piece Prizes for travel poster design. This work by Ruwangi Amarasinghe was one of 2014’s winners.

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There is a great variety of Hawaiian fabrics available: with palm trees, hibiscus flowers and other exotic blooms. Not only for those famous shirts, but also for upholstery.

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An easy way to transform a drab chair or couch is by adding some throw pillows with exotic foliage prints. These ones by Australian Homeworks Design Store are pretty fabulous. If you’d like to make them yourself: barkclothhawaii.com has a huge selection of fabrics.


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Nick Kuchar is a surfer from Florida who now lives in Hawaii. He doesn’t just surf: he also designs wonderful prints, stationery and tote bags in sun bleached colours. Inspired by surf culture, of course. His label is called Everything Is Jake.


What’s a tropical theme without a lovely bikini? This one, designed for the H&M WaterAid collection, has a great retro print and shape. Find similar styles at modcloth.com

 

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Hotel the Surf Lodge is near New York: in The Hamptons, Montauk to be precise. But it nonetheless has a tropical feel. The turquoise floor in the lobby makes sure of that, as well as the colourful objects and bright prints on the wall.

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Aloha is a beach bar and surfer hangout on the Dutch coast. It doesn’t always have the best weather, but that is soon forgotten amongst the many tropical paintings, pictures and knick-knacks. It’s a very inspiring mix and the bamboo frames are especially lovely.


Images from: everythingisjake.com, barkclothhawaii.com, thesurflodge.com, easyreadernews.com, sticknobillsonline.com, hm.com, alohabeach.nl, homeworksdesignstore.com, birchandbird.com, chateaudefleurs.blogspot.nl


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The Monochrome Home


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There are a lot of different objects in this interior, but they go together beautifully because they’re all black and white. The fact that the same black frames are used makes the prints match even more. Plants and a lovely rug add warmth to the room.

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Doesn’t this home office make you happy? There’s a great mix of pictures and typography, and the different ways of suspending the prints – clipboards, tape, broad frames and even a clothes hanger – turn this into a playful corner.

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This room gave us two great ideas. One: add some shine to the black and white with a touch of gold. Two: display favourite quotes and illustrations on a ledge, together with other objects. (What we also noticed: a frame with rounded edges is pretty fun.)


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This is a fantastic lesson in contrasts. When you have a small riot of expressive illustrations above your couch, why not quieten them down a little with geometric cushions?

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These retro mugs, designed by artist Jessica Flick for Konitz, have great graphic prints. They’re all very different but all in black and white, which makes this a chic set.

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All that black and white can feel a little cold at times, that’s why it’s a good idea to add some softness. But that can be monochrome as well, like this cool geometric design by Blue Print cushions.

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A fashion photograph will add class to any interior. These ones are by one of the greats, Helmut Newton. The smoking in the picture is by Yves Saint Laurent, the date is 1975, but the image is timeless.

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Catch it while you can: the exhibition 1-2-3-4 by Anton Corbijn in Fotomuseum Den Haag is open until August 16. The famous music photographer, known for his striking black and white images, selected 300 pictures. On display are The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Grace Jones and many others. If you missed it, there’s always the book.


Pictures from: foreverlovecom.blogspot.nl, brit.co, paredro.com, overstock.com, homeandhavenmanchester.com.au, definitelygolden.com, stylizimo.com, thelittlethings.pl, fotomuseumdenhaag.nl  

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It’s Bananas


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A banana leaf print can jazz up an otherwise sober white interior. Like this one, after an oil painting by artist Ildiko Olah from Budapest. etsy.com/shop/oldiart

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Is your big day coming up? If you want to forgo traditional designs and pastel colours: check out these wedding invitations with banana leaf print. Available at Centanni Design via Etsy.

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This is a superb styling idea: grouping three beautiful prints above your bed. The Moroccan wedding blanket adds a bohemian but luxurious feel.


This cute robe by Australian label Masini & Chern wil give you that holiday feeling all year long. The brand also sells lovely pyjamas with a banana leaf print. masiniandchern.com

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Say hello to the beautiful Martinique wallpaper! It was designed in 1942 by decorator Don Loper for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has had iconic status ever since. You can still buy it now, at designerwallcoverings.com

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Don’t want to spend any minute without the lovely banana leaves? Why don’t you decorate your mobile phone or iPad with this great Martinique Banana Leaf Tropical iPhone Case? Zazzle.com sells beautiful ones for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Motorola. No doubt you’ll feel tropical and chilled out all day long.


Opening picture from: sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.se. Other pictures: designerwallcoverings.com, masiniandchern.com, mintlovesocialclub.com, etsy.com/shop/oldiart, zazzle.com, apartmentherapy.com, etsy.com/shop/centannidesign, kitmedia.com.au

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The banana leaf print works well on soft furnishings too – as seen in this fun apartment in Australia, with cushions and a pouf by Australian label Square Fox designs.

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How’s this for a show stopper? A chair by CR Laine, covered in the Brazilliance fabric that was designed by legendary decorator Dorothy Draper.