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Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

Continuing our armchair travels!

Travel-themed interiors are a great way to relive past adventures without needing a passport!

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Today we’re continuing our armchair adventures, for all of us world travellers.

We’ve found some more great pieces that are redolent of the Eastern/Colonial look and come from India, Vietnam and the Far East.

You might know us for our love of Scandi minimalism and clean lines. But there’s some luxurious and wonderful about solid, dark wood and bursts of bright colour.

We’d make space in our homes for any of these pieces. And we’re already dreaming of booking those flights to the East!

Our favourite finds for travel-themed interiors

1
Light magic
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

The souks of North Africa are full of magical lights made of pierced metal. Refracting light in an understated way, these hand-made lamps would work well in a foyer as atmospheric accent pieces, or to add drama to a dining area. £445.00

2
Feast

A solid dining table of reclaimed teak that's perfect for displaying and sharing international cooking skills with admiring friends. Lombok's Tambora Collection includes side tables and consoles in the same sturdy style. £695

3
Hidden Chambers

A matching sideboard feels rough and rustic, but is oddly versatile and could also work for a shabby chic or even more contemporary aesthetic. Great for storing dishes. £695

4
Rustic perch

Moving away from dining, how about this? Complete your office or study area with a rustic stool from Swoon Editions. Solidly crafted from salvaged pine, this piece features notched joints and antique slightly distressed textures. These could be also used as an accent piece in a foyer, or for extra guest seating when you're catching friends up on your travel plans. £99

5
Hey Jute
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

Pull disparate pieces together with a large jute rug from Habitat. Hand-woven from natural and soft jute fibres with contrasting black stitching, this 160 x 230cm piece speaks to a simpler rustic existence underfoot. it's neutral enough to galvanise a room setting, yet distinctive enough to hold its own against bolder items. £100

6
Treasure Chest
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

Store treasures from your travels in an elegant wooden box crafted in Rajasthan. Floral accents and brass clasps guard all manner of secret. Available in a number of sizes and colours from Swoon Editions. £119

7
Bombay Daydreams
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

We love this Indian-made corner daybed bringing the vibrant colours of an Indian market to your living room and made up of several mattresses and cushions for you to assemble to create your perfect corner space. Light a couple of candles, a joss stick and lie back. Ommmmmm. £799.90

8
Get hammered in style
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

We love this rose gold hammered aluminium coffee table from Habitat. Developed by the inhouse design team on a trip to India, this hand-beaten aluminium table looks both shiny and matt, glamorous yet understated and the hammer marks that texture the table’s surface catch the light and bring warmth to any design scheme.  £225

 

9
Exotic cushions
Travel-Themed Interiors: World Traveller #2

These patchwork exotic cushions are redolent of the rich colours and sounds of the bazaar and have insets of mirrors and little coins and tassels to bring texture and light to the look. They'd look great piled up on a richly-textured bed or sofa. £29.99

 

Travel is a special privilege to be embraced fully when time and opportunity permit. Until then, safe at home, you can indulge the satisfying alternative of surrounding yourself with furnishings and objects that speak to other cultures and other times. These gorgeous pieces will fuel daydreams and allow your imagination to soar until the next time you head out.

Feature image (c) strangerview / 123RF Stock Photo

  • Ellie lives in a village outside Oxford and works in fashion in London. She loves the vintage look, traditional English afternoon tea, prosecco and hiking in the Lake District.

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