A Style to Call My Own: Travel


As I begin to conclude this series, I want to make sure that this category does not get overlooked, as it is one of the most important. Just to give you a little background…Growing up, my dad would never fly in planes (still hasn’t) and my mom had been the daughter of a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force as a child and had already done her fair share of traveling and then some, so the only places my family and I ever visited really were the surrounding states here in the southeast. To this day I’ve not been out of the U.S. and I definitely have the “itch”. I’ll never forget the first time I went on a plane- it was with a design class and we went to Chicago. I was 22 and have never in my life been so excited! I must have taken 300 pictures of the clouds and the ground below from my window seat on the way there. I was awe-stricken. The second time was to L.A.- again, hundreds of pictures. I LOVE to fly!! After being to these pretty big cities when I hadn’t ever really left the southeast, I got the “travel bug”. I can remember as a kid thumbing through boxes and boxes of pictures from when my mom’s family traveled around the world and also being fascinated by all the trinkets and what-nots my dad’s mom brought home from her globe-trotting. I just never got to go anywhere myself. My husband’s been several places out of the U.S. and we have big plans to travel all over the freakin’ place! Until then, I thrive off of other people’s photos, souvenirs, and tales of places far, far away. One day I will have a passport with my name on it, and one day I will have one of those suitcases covered in stickers of all the places we’ve been together…

Suitcase-with-travel-stic-002I want to go everywhere! Africa…


All over Europe…


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GREECE (Greece)




typical-spain (Spain)







The Caribbean Islands…Bathsheba-Beach-Barbados-001


South America…


(Easter Island, off Chile)


(Iguassu Falls- Brasil)


(Mayan Ruins- Belize)

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I will be featuring interior design from different countries in the near future, but for now, I’ll show you general ways I would incorporate travel-inspired design…

Globes & maps!…


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(heartfireathome.blogspot.com- all above)



Vintage map of Paris


Ships, planes, & travel posters…

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Bon voyage, mon ami! 

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