Thursday, December 26, 2019

Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit

Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit 
By Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel
Abrams Image, 2019, 286 pgs. Nonfiction

Explore the homes of 20 sophisticated designers who are deeply influenced by their international travels. Learn how to curate your home to reflect your favorite places and experiences from around the globe. The 20 homes are divided into 6 thematic sections, such as Textiles & Textures, Zen Simplicity, Natural Elements, and Found Objects. In addition to the short biographical section, there are beautiful pictures of the designers’ homes and a Q&A section for each about their favorite vacations, travel style, and favorite markets. This book reveals how we can take inspiration from the beauty in the world and bring it into our daily lives.

The cover of this book is what caused an immediate interest. Each of the designers and homes featured are unique and focus on one or two types of objects. I found lots of beautiful items that I would love to have in my own home, and learned a new tips for buying on trips.

I felt like most of the homes were too pristine and would not function for a family with children. Only one of the homes featured showed any spaces for children, which was one of my favorite rooms. I found the suggestions on how to use souvenirs in your home the most useful, especially the collecting textiles and styling a bookcase. This is a beautiful book with unique interiors that evoke a multitude of cultures and styles. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys interior design, traveling, or collecting.


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