It’s no secret that globe-trotting has played a significant role in how I decorate my home. While I still want to feel a luxurious element to my space, I love being reminded of all the special places I’ve visited. So, when One Kings Lane asked a simple but multifaceted question on how travel has shaped my style, here’s what I realized… I remember when we traveled to Istanbul and I was determined to come home with a Kilim. Liters of mint tea and some serious haggling-skills later, we had a rug! All of these collected pieces, remind you of a time- an experience. I’m not just filling my home with “things” but with memories, and that makes my home a reflection of my life and the relationships made along the way.
I have to admit though, there’s plenty of destinations I still dream about. Too many to count, actually! So, what do you do if you haven’t had the chance to travel as much as you would like? Hunt and collect! By mixing different styles and elements in a room, you create a space that looks well-traveled and worldly. This is exactly how I go about designing my own space. There are tons of great resources out there; from flea markets and estate sales, to websites like OKL.
Now, if you are a NoMad like me and you can’t get enough of global style, then you will absolutely love this Passport to Style Guide over on One Kings Lane. There are so many styles and destinations that inspire, it can get overwhelming to know exactly what you’re drawn to. Or in my case, wanting to add elements from all four corners of the world. This guide helps you define your style by location and by aesthetic. I love how the guide not only gives you information on how to recreate a specific look, but also the history behind each region and technical terms that very well, might help your search.
And remember you can always go to One Kings Lane for some amazing global furnishings & accessories.
*All the lovely photos by the talented Jennifer Coffey