Turn Your Living Room into a Summer Holiday Escape

Wherever you’re heading for your perfect summer getaway, bring some of the holiday happiness back home with you. Do you prefer a city break in New York, a rustic villa in the Tuscan hills? A road trip around the wide, open spaces of the States? Think outside the box when it comes to interior design and take inspiration from around the world.
Whatever your style – keep that holiday feeling by recreating it in your home.

Go five star with hotel chic

If your idea of perfect relaxation is a gracious, 5 star hotel, why not bring that sense of indulgence to your home by recreating a grand hotel lobby with a bold metro retro style.

The Glitz Look

  • • Create a dramatic sense of light and shade, by contrasting dark walls with pale sofas or pale walls with dark navy or charcoal sofas.
  • • Choose striking, sculptured armchairs and sofas as statement pieces.
  • • Accessorise with vintage prints and trinkets to create the retro look.
  • • Choose heritage style shades of paint in navy, charcoal and slate.
  • • Achieve an immaculately tailored look.
  • • This is a polished, masculine look – so choose striped or geometric patterns for throw cushions and curtains rather than anything fussy or floral.

Waldorf New York Hotel Foyer*Image source on our Pinterest Board
Glitz Inspiration*Image source on our Pinterest Board
Mediterranean Living Room Inspiration*Image source on our Pinterest Board

Feel bright and breezy with coastal creativity

If your favourite place to lounge and unwind is beside the seaside (preferably somewhere nice and warm like the Mediterranean or Caribbean) you can breathe some salt air into your living space too.

The Beach Look

  • • A coastal vibe is all about creating the feeling of space and light.
  • • It works really well in rooms with high ceilings or big windows.
  • • But you can create the illusion of space and light with lots of mirrors and glass ornaments.
  • • Choose soft grey, blue or whitewashed walls.
  • • For furniture choose from a palette of soft blue or grey to recreate the colour of sea and sky.
  • • Whitewashed floorboards or a stone or marble floor.
  • • Accessorise with storm lanterns, apothecary jars, shells, boat themes.
  • • Leave windows bare, use shutters or gossamer light diaphanous curtains.

Caribbean Decor*Image source on our Pinterest Board

Spice up your life with the Global Traveller Look

If your taste is for the exotic, and your destination of choice is a far-flung land such as Cambodia, The Seychelles or Goa, interior décor is the perfect excuse to buy yourself some gorgeous artefacts to bring back. Surround yourself with memories and mementoes of your travels, while you’re relaxing back into your home comforts.

The Explorer Look

  • • Group holiday mementoes on a desk, side table or vintage packing cases.
  • • Frame photos of your adventures and hang them in clusters on the walls.
  • • Add texture to your room with an ethnic rug, antique map or artisanal throw cushions from your holiday destination.
  • • Mix and match a variety of styles and colours to add a worldly charm.
  • • It works really well to start with the traditional look of an Englishman’s study: leather sofas and classic wallpaper but then to add vibrant hints of lime and tangerine using accessories from your adventures.

Global Photo Memories in Lounge*Image source on our Pinterest Board
A Global Traveller Lounge*Image source on our Pinterest Board

Delcor around the world

If you’re looking to add international style to your living spaces, we recommend these three world travellers:


This Italian inspired sofa has the crisp lines and immaculate finish you’d expect to find in a super modern Milano loft apartment.


Enjoy the Road Trip vibe with the generous proportions of the Montrose, styled after a vintage 1940s Cadillac.


The name says it all: for an indulgent and glamorous addition to your home, relax on the stylish 70s retro-chic inspired Monaco.

Tell us your inspiration

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