Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bring It On Home

If I won Lotto this weekend (hint, hint kids - buy me a ticket for Mother's Day this Sunday), I would pack up the family and head to the airport. The girl's would want to go to Disneyland, and hubby has always wanted to go surfing in Hawaii; but I want to go to India, Morocco, Vietnam, Italy, Scandinavia... I could go on. I want to visit beautiful, exotic places and fill my suitcases with the treasures I find there.

I love homes that have these sorts of treasures dotted throughout. Not only do they tell a story of places it's owner has travelled to, things they've done; but they also inject a richness and uniqueness (my spellcheck tells me that is a real word!) into the home. I loved this feature on Design Sponge about the things people bring home from their travels. I've chosen my favourites to show you...

The hand embroidered linen bedspread started it's life in Morocco and now lives in this Sydney home

This Dallas, Texas home houses beautiful textiles from India and a poster from Granada, Spain

The tiny Buddha from Bali perches atop some books in a home in Hudson Valley, America

A New Yorker who has designed countless logos for restaurant business cards & matchboxes,
found this vintage tin to hold them all in a flea market in Italy

This beautiful elephant was painted in India and now resides in Beijing, China

A hallway in East London boasts this colourful rug bought when it's owner was working in Jordan

One of my favourite bathrooms with it's mix of patterns - the basket and slippers are from Marrakech,
while the bathroom is in a home in Nimes, France

I'll probably have to wait until the kids have left home, and take hubby via Hawaii. In the meantime I'll content myself with reading more of Sibella Court's beautiful books, and continue my travels in the virtual world!


  1. I've always tried to bring home one great piece from each overseas holiday. A bronze horse statuette from China and a hand woven silk rug from India are now much treasured additions to our home!

  2. My home is filled with goodies from my travels and I love picking them up and remembering where and when I got them! Since we live a fairly 'pack up and go life' I have to keep things small and sturdy so textiles are a favourite of mine. I love that beautiful printed elephant!

  3. Gorgeous treasures! That's my favourite thing about travelling too, I always find something special to bring home :) xo K

  4. It just makes a home that much more special ... when you bring back something to remind you of your travels .... and as you say Vic, it just gives it that extra uniqueness!

    Lovely post!

  5. I totally agree Vic, that's what makes a home special, all the little details from a life well lived! Had to laugh, just 10 mins ago my hubby was saying that he wants our next trip to be Hawaii! Surfing for him, shopping for me :)

    Abbey x

  6. So beautiful inspirations and blog! Love it!


It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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