A World Tour in Your Own Home

Ahhh ... Summertime.

Styled by Valerie Troupe   |   valerietroupe.com
Photos by f8 Photo Studios   |   f8photostudios.com

Time for vacations and relaxation. A trip to the islands can be just the thing to recharge your batteries. Riding a train on a tour of Europe is exciting and full of adventure. Climbing the Great Wall of China and taking in the view can give you perspective. Memories are the best keepsakes, but we can have subtle reminders of our travels and faraway places through items in our home. Place a comfy chair with an island print in your sunroom, along with some tropical plants and
a Japanese water fountain.
    A hand-painted porcelain box on your dresser, with lavender-scented candles and soaps in your bathroom, takes you straight to Provence, France. Take a nap on sofa pillows with printed Chinese dragons, and dream of nights in Hong Kong.
    An old English butter dish on the dining room table will be perfect for teatime. Follow your own design compass and find ways to sprinkle items from all over the world around your home.   

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”   
—Henry David Thoreau

 

  Fable pillows in granite $210  |   Furnish

 Fable pillows in granite $210  |  Furnish

  Concrete pagoda fountain $448  |   Garden Supply Co.

 Concrete pagoda fountain $448  |  Garden Supply Co.

  Windsor round table (shown in Old World White) 48"w x 48"d x 18"h  |   Steven Shell Living

 Windsor round table (shown in Old World White) 48"w x 48"d x 18"h  |  Steven Shell Living

  Provence Santé soaps: bottles $16.50, bars $5  |  Filifolia air plants $5.50  City Garden

 Provence Santé soaps: bottles $16.50, bars $5  |  Filifolia air plants $5.50
City Garden

 630 Chair in Seaspray $789  |   Dexter

630 Chair in Seaspray $789  |  Dexter

  Meat grinder pendant light (bulb not included) $150  |   The Perfect Piece    

 Meat grinder pendant light (bulb not included) $150  |  The Perfect Piece