Memorial Day has come and gone, so that means summer travel season is officially here! One of the reasons I love to travel is the endless inspiration the world provides. Even in my favorite return destinations, there is always something new to seen and discovered, and more often than not, that inspiration finds its way into my work, sometimes in something as simple as the green of a landscape.
This summer we have some big things in the works, so getting away might be hard (stay tuned!), so I’m thinking that rather than a big vacation, I might sneak in a weekend getaway or two...
New Orleans is just around the corner from home, and always provides such inspiration, so it’s always a favorite for a weekend getaway. As you know, it's a city steeped in the arts, so I feel design-turbocharged after even a quick visit. The shotgun houses are so pretty and so lovingly preserved, and combined with the lush greenery everywhere and the romantic wrought iron balustrades in French Quarter, it just feeds my design soul.
I’m also dreaming of a quick visit to Mexico. Sun, sand, seafood and margaritas sound just heavenly to me right now, and Tulum is just a couple hours away by plane. Like New Orleans, the history of the town is like catnip to this designer. Prehistoric ruins and charmingly colorful Colonial Architecture, all while enjoying said sun, sand, and margaritas (and maybe a massage or five thrown in), is travel perfection! How could I not return inspired?
Or, maybe I’ll take a break from the heat, and head north to Colorado. I may be an Interior Designer, but I’m also a nature lover so bike rides and hiking up a mountain trail are definitely in my wheelhouse! I also think I may have connection for a place to stay in Telluride, and trust me, this view is just as beautiful when completely covered in verdant green - I should know, as we installed this gorgeous mountain chalet project before the fall/winter high season kicked in, when the peaks weren’t quite so snow-capped!
And how about you? I’d love to hear of your summer travel plans! After my busy summer is over (again, please stay tuned!), I’ll need a real vacation, so please send me some exotic vacation inspiration!