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Wanderlust

03-Jul-2017

by Emily Chalmers

image: wanderlust definition via Pinterest	image: adventures savings jar via Savage Wars of Peace

Left: Wanderlust definition via Pinterest | Right: adventures savings jar via Savage Wars of Peace


 

A homebody at heart, a few of my favourite interiors finds have popped up while indulging my own wanderlust. One early morning’s flea market hunt unearthed a beautiful vintage suitcase full of maps (the irony!). It simply had to travel home with me on the Eurostar. This seemingly bottomless supply of pretty paper became my go-to gift wrapping stash. It’s also papered walls, covered books and been crafted into lampshades for photoshoots.

image: Philippa Santon’s paperweights and door stops via her beautiful website at 5ftinf

Philippa Santon’s paperweights and door stops via her beautiful website at 5ftinf


Vintage maps and pebbles are two of artist Philippa Stanton’s favourite things. You’ll find a tutorial for her pretty paperweights and doorstops here - and you can discover Philippa’s other favourite things in her beautiful photographs and signature flat lays here.

Wanderlust inspires escape. If you can’t get away in the physical sense, there are plenty of interior options to bring a touch of nature to your home, to inspire a feeling of freedom and contemplation. These summer months give us more time outdoors and signal to bring a bit of the outdoors in — adding fresh flowers to your rooms and swapping warm wintery hues with fresh greens and pinks. Pure white walls provide an airy backdrop for simple decor and calming indoor greenery.

image: with thanks to Victoria Smith at sfgirlbybay image courtesy of Victoria Smith at sfgirlbybay


If your windows don’t inspire contemplation, wall hung images of travel and landscapes and the odd well-placed globe may well do the trick.

image: Follow Me Away wall tapestry via Society6			image: globe by SimplyGypsyDesigns on Etsy

Left: Follow Me Away wall tapestry via Society6  | Right: globe by SimplyGypsyDesigns on Etsy


 

Today my map-carrying French vintage suitcase sits stacked with a couple of similar eBay wins, providing easy free-standing storage for winter blankets and stowed-away throws. Packing a case at home now inspires my interior decoration travels as I re-stack and contemplate new suitcase arrangements and make-shift bedside and coffee tables!

image: the home of illustrator Paula Mills via My Scandinavian Home	image: expedition nightstand at Anthropologie

Left: the home of illustrator Paula Mills via My Scandinavian Home | Right: expedition nightstand at Anthropologie


mage: create your own Graphomap - this is Stockholm via My Scandinavian Home

Create your own Graphomap - this is Stockholm via My Scandinavian Home


There’s a certain appeal to maps, old and new. Look at all these pretty colours for home accessories and decor…

images: vintage maps notebooks from Cavallini; map lampshade by The Old Lampshed at Not On The High Street; chest of drawers papered furniture by Bryonie Porter; map cushion by Chezlele at Etsy

From top left: vintage maps notebooks from Cavallini; map lampshade by The Old Lampshed at Not On The High Street; chest of drawers papered furniture by Bryonie Porter; map cushion by Chezlele at Etsy


Have I inspired your interior wanderlust? Here are a few travel inspired DIY projects from Christina Guan at Happy To Wander, to keep you busy until your next trip!

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