Destination Home: Turn Your Vacation Into a Staycation with These Travel-Inspired Decor Pieces

by Amanda Fung

Just because you can’t take that vacation to Morocco, Australia or Spain doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home to feel like you’re right there. Here are some of our current favorite pieces that will bring the world into your own abode.

The Bahamas: Outdoor Hanging Chair from Serena & Lily

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Grab a book, a piña colada and feel totally at ease with this beach-inspired chair by Serena & Lily, which is sure to add a Caribbean touch to your home. For extra flair and comfort, add a colorful pillow or a throw blanket.

$698; Serena & Lilly, 7121 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md. 20814,

Spain: Boho Natural Daybed from CB2
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Lounge like you’re in Andalusia with Spanish designer Mermelada Estudio’s Boho Natural Daybed finished with a pearl white mattress cover– perfect for an afternoon siesta. Estudio was inspired by the Mediterranean practice of napping after lunch, so kick back and have yourself a snooze.

$1,249; CB2, 3307 M St NW,

Morocco: Marilyn’s Red Lippy Carpet from Coco Carpets

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Sourced from the Moroccan side of the Atlas Mountains, this beautiful rug was made with natural wool by a Berber tribeswoman. Its simplicity is augmented by years of complex artisanal history that will add texture and comfort to your home.


India: Natural Soapstone Candle Holder Handmade Jali Pair Set, ‘Tea Roses’ by Gulam Rasool
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Add elegance and shadowplay to indoor or outdoor spaces with tealight holders handcrafted by renowned Jali artist Gulam Rasool, who hails from a family of marble sculptors. The Kiva Store is a marketplace for goods and gear made by local artisans in regions across the globe, who have taken out microloans to fund their small businesses.


St. Barths: Cabrillo Pendant from Restoration Hardware
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Light up your home with Restoration Hardware’s Cabrillo Pendant light, made with narrow steel wires that create a linear shadow pattern when lit. With three different sizes available, this pendant adds a perfect beach vibe to any room.

$595 – $795; Restoration Hardware, 7926 Tysons Corner Center,

Finland: Riihitie Plant Pot in Shapes A and B by Aino Aalto
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Scandinavians are famous for their clean, thoughtful designs and these planters are no exception. Crafted by Aino Aalto and inspired by her family home on Helsinki’s Riihitie Road, these ceramic planters come in three different sizes and two shapes for optimal functionality in every space.

From $85.00; Danish Design Store – Shape A, Shape B

California: Truxel Coffee Table from Room & Board

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Room & Board’s Truxel Coffee Table, made with reclaimed redwood trees from the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento, will bring a taste of the American west to your home. Each piece has unique marks and an individual code indicating the tree’s origins.

$2,299; Room & Board, 1840 14th Street NW,

France: Plain Weave Sand Fringe Throw by Crate & Barrel 
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The French countryside is all about muted and cozy interiors, so why not bring some of that storied comfort into your home with a throw designed by Leanne Ford. Top off the mood with a glass of Bordeaux’s finest merlot.

$99.95; Crate & Barrel, 4820 Massachusetts Ave NW,

Australia: Sundae Lounge by Design by Them
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Bring kitschy Aussie comfort to your living room with the Sundae Lounge designed by Australian designer Jason Ju for Sydney-based furniture showroom, DesignByThem. The modern piece is available in several sizes, fabrics/leathers and colors.

$1,050 – $7,327 (prices are converted from AUD & are subject to change);

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