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Stay house with travel-inspired rooms

DALLAS — Maybe it’s your allowance that’s keeping you from skipping town — or simply your boss would be to blame. Lacking any out-of-town adventure or hotel overnight on the calendar even, travel-inspired interiors enable you to get from the daily doldrums away.

Introducing elements from your own favorite destinations into your house might help make each day feel a little more like vacation — or at the minimum, remind you of time when chores and the daily grind weren’t top of mind.

Here’s how a few of Dallas’ interiors leaders are employing design to take them places.


For a significant shot of old-school glamour, look at a Hollywood icon.

The Beverly Hills Hotel may have made the Martinique Jungle Palm wallpaper a legend, however the legend can feel right in the home in a large amount spaces.

“The large-scale pattern of the banana leaf paper may be the perfect treatment for give an entry the illusion of height,” says Emily Johnston Larkin, who used the print in a Greenway Parks entry having an 8-foot ceiling.

And then there’s that wow factor of this punchy, tropical pattern.

“It is a complete departure from something you’d normally see on the walls of a residence in Texas,” she says.


One of designer Abbe Fenimore’s favorite reasons for having traveling is discovering unique hotels and lodging options.

“I really like residing in hotels where each room includes a different style and design,” she says. Fenimore searches for spaces which have unique elements which make it a memorable spot to relax and crash following a long day.

To obtain the look the appearance of an extravagance hotel suite in the home, put on rich linens, memorable task standout and lighting patterns and textures.

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“Ensure it is a soothing getaway that’s abundant with unique design elements to create it memorable,” Fenimore says.


The trick with design inspired by other areas would be to incorporate it in a manner that is practical with the others of your property, Tara Lenney says.

Want a French-feeling kitchen? “You can’t just plop down your kitchen from Ratatouille between your Dallas ranch house and hope everything computes!” the Dallas designer warns.

What that can be done is make architectural tweaks for a far more Parisian style that’s sophisticated and chic but additionally casual and effortless. Work with a home’s exterior brick color in your kitchen to create it appear it had been always an exposed solid wall. Hardwood floors in a European-style herringbone pattern and black windows enhance the French ambience.

Really do it now with a copper vent hood on the professional gas range, “because nothing says French cooking like copper really,” Lenney says.

Bring everything by incorporating artwork and cookware from France together. “Not to mention, bread,” the designer says. “You always need bread.”


Bring the calm and serenity of the ocean inside with a rich, neutral palette.

When designing a beach house on the Bahamian island of Exuma, Emily Sheehan Hewett took benefit of its seaside location really.

“We incorporated textured neutral fabrics with pops of soft blue for a tranquil and casual feel,” she says of the project.

Also consider nods to the ocean and its own nautical nature when layering in accent pieces, Hewett says. A porthole style mirror and decorative coral play up the theme, without going cutesy too.

But she allow ocean do the heavy lifting. “As the center point of the area may be the electric turquoise water view through the window, we opted to reduce the colors and contrast in the available room,” Hewett says.

HomeStyle on 08/18/2018