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To get the summer holiday feel and be inspired by products reminding of far destinations, here are some of my top interior picks.

 

 

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN 

 

 

 Summer 14: Map side table il_570xN.375216961_gfyg

This JMF Side Table takes you round the world in no time and might even teach young children a thing or two, CHF 680,64, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

Summer 14-6: alba_armoire_01_l 

For a statment piece in a sitting room or bedroom, this Alba Armoire with relief-paneled doors would be very fitting. It can be supplied as a single or double unit with a series of standard internal configuration and could also look very impressive as a TV cabinet, from £ 3.250, www.pinchdesign.co.uk

 

 

 Summer 14: Retro side table il_570xN.580255022_ftgx       Summer 14. Retro side table il_224xN.580486421_elqr  

These mid-century modern retro Scandinavian bedside tables inject a very light and breezy element to any bedroom, CHF 244,70, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

 

Summer 14: Retro landscape cabinet il_570xN.555195537_c7sw 

This stunning and unusual vintage 50`s Venetian Cabinet with ink drawings was made in Italy, CHF 439,20, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

 

Summer 14: Beige Settee _1 

This stunning 18th century Swedish Gustavian sofa bed which has recently been re-upholstered in antique Belgian linen, is almost to nice to sleep on, £ 3,750, www.decorativecollective.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Shell table Nautilus-II-Table-by-Marc-Fish-4 

This unusual table was inspired by the Nautilus Shell and is a creation of UK furniture craftsman Marc Fish, www.ifitshipitshere.com

 

 

 Summer 14: Pebble shape side tables prodotti-103541-relc0c933a84b3346beb743 

These Pebble Coffee Tables are produced in Oporto/Portugal. It brings back memories of stacking pebbles on the beach and beautifully blends natural exotics solid wood with hammered metal, www.archiproducts.com and www.gingerandjagger.com 

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish Lamp 2 bohemia_gold_1600x21821   Summer 14: Moorish Lamp 3 bohemia_silver_1600x21821   Summer 14: Moorish Lamp 1 bohemia_copper_1600x21821

Add these Moorish table lamps to your pebble tables and your room scheme is almost complete, www.heathfield.co.uk

 

 

 

Summer 14: Shell console gold/blk imgres 

This vintage Seashell Console Table is a vintage piece from the 1950s. It has a black lacquer base and table top with glass top, £ 2,290.81, www.etsy.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Beige Settee _1 

This Swedish 19th century day bed sofa upholstered in a stone coloured fabric, adds a very light and stylish element, £ 2,650, www.decorativecollective.com 

 

 

Summer 14-6: Door Film vintage-designs_1401874398_300x300

 

Give your windows a fresh and decorative look, or choose amongst many other, easy to apply self adhesive window films. Purldeco can also produce bespoke designs using your own artwork. It is a very easy and low cost way to decorate a window, www.purldeco.com 

 

 

Sumer 14: Shell Console 2000 

This piece is a stunning combination of natural shells, metal coral with a stone top, www.thedesigninsider.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Jellyfish ceiling lamps 00-01 

This Chandelier keeps the Jellyfish at a safe distance, www.emeryetice.com

 

 

 

Summer: Pick-Nick seagulls-coolbag Summer 14: Pick-Nick anorak-proud-fox-melamine-plate-top-  Summer 14: Pick-Nick anorak-kissing-horses-picnic-blanket    Summer 14: Pick-Nick anorak-rolling-hills-coolbag-jpg

Keep your cool with these fun animal pick nick plates and rugs which are the ideal companion for a perfect day out, www.amara.com

 

 

Summer 14: Beach scene cushions-2178538 

Life`s a Beach! Who needs to travel to coastal destinations, if you can sit compfortably in your own four walls and enjoy the athmosphere, without the hassle of removing sand from absolutely everywhere? Vintage beach English Romantic Cushion, £ 60, www.furnish.com

  

 

  

Summer 14: Fish Chandelier hom_01 

You don`t have to catch your own fish to have a trophie piece looking down on you, Chandelier Poisson, www.emeryetcie.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Dolphin bookshelf_DSC6518 

You can guarantee that your kids will fall in love with this friendly whale....and maybe even start reading to him, Whale Bookshelf by Justin Southey, www.justinsouthey.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Turquoise cambria-placemat-set-of-4-068292928       Summer 14: Turquoise cambria-votive-146785274a 

For a touch of Moroccan vibe, the tile inspired Cambria placemats and votive are a perfect accessory for alfresco dining, from $7.95, www.zgallerie.com (international shipping)

 

 

Summer 14-5: Chair

As part of the new summer collection, the Weiss Louis XV chair adds a very refreshing and moorish element to living or bedroom, www.oficinainglesa.com 

 

 

Summer 14: Round garden table il_570xN.589730450_78yg 

This Danish `Stjerne`outdoor coffee table makes a very decorative change from the usual squarish models and is perfect for entertaining in style, CHF 761.13, www.etsy.com (ship worldwide)

 

 

Summer 14: Suitcase chair 83c58fea4934fe20c4a2d70c6311ba70

I can`t think of a more imaginative way to recycle and upcycle an old suitcase, www.solacerestoration.wordpress.com

 

 

 Summer 14-2: PM-Pierre  Summer 14-2: PM me_bleu  Summer 14-2: PM me_bleu

 Summer 14-2: P aca3e09911341eb23a09272c44e45c21  Summer 14.2: nus-Mars-  

Philippe Morillon is a French painter, photographer and art director who has created some wonderfully quirky wallpapers illustrating his favourite art-world friends. In the 70`s he created depictions of the Paris party scene featuring socialites and celebreties which were part of his crowd one of which was Andy Warhol who wrote the forword for his  1982 book of art, Ultra Lux. Morillon`s work was exhibited at the Galerie du Passage in Paris who will have all the information on his work, www.galeriedupassage.com.

 

 

Summer 14: Floral Cane Chair Turquoise phpThumb_cache_thefamilylovetree.com 

Love at first sit! Once you set eyes on this flower back Love Chair Mint with its Moroccan printed cushion you will be totally smitten, $495, thefamilylovetree.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Glass chandelier image_5 

This delightful display of blue/green colours of the Venetian lagoon are illuminated and sit at the bottom of the vessels like water. Each hand-blown glass drop can be purchased individually or as a group, mintshop.co.uk

 

 

 

Summer 14: Turquoise cane side table phpThumb_cache_thefamilylovetree.com.a 

This glass top rattan coffee table brings a lovely element of colour and fun into the living space. They come in aqua, lemon and white, $ 295, www.thefamilylovetree.com.au

 

Summer 14-2: Canape 263844213-zoom_prd_3s

Trendy sofas needn`t come with a large price tag. This 2-seater 50`s sofa `Adelin`is perfect for a stylish summer interior. For those, who find the color too daring, there are more neutral shades to choose from, EUROS 499, www.3suisses.fr 

  

Summer 14: fornasetti-large-scented-candle-sole 

Another fine example of the creative mind behind the Fornasetti Design. This large scented Candle lends itself as a perfect statement accessory for a coffee table, www.amara.com

 

 

Summer 14-6: Window Film bespoke-designs_1_1401891783_300x300   

For some privacy from nosy neighbours, this self adhesive window film is a very decorative and low cost solution, www.purldeco.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Blue circular tables 34_starcollection-7bdrecadree_v2 

These stools by Constance Guisset provide a very stylish understaded mix of fresh colours, www.constanceguisset.com

  

 

Summer 14: Moissonier Monkey chair 4791 CHAISE SINGES 

Not quite `Out of Africa` but equally exotic is this  Moissonnier chair with its little Monkey`s hopefully having as much fund as those, looking at it, information and orders via [email protected]

 

 

 

Summer 14-1: Lamp fadoazure_1600x21821 

The Fado Table Lamp is like a breath of fresh air on a side or console table, www.heathfield.co.uk

 

 

  Summer 14-6: printed-window-film-1_1400081263_300x300

 

If the real art work is not quite within your budget, create this pretty stained glass effect look for a fraction of an original and in no time. These self adhesive window films are very easy to apply, www.purldeco.com

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 14-1: ritchie_armchair_scuba_blue_pp

It is not just the chair but also the lovely blue which has turned this retro armchair into a fun and stylish statement piece,  £ 349, www.made.com

Summer 14-2: barbecue-de-voyage-mon-oncle-bleu-rsbarcelona

Wether you are planning a pick nick or just a small fry-up on your terrace, this stylish retro table barbecue will always look cool, EURO 277, www.fleux.com

 

Summer 14-6: Rug blue/grey di020

Mahout Lifestyle imports beautifully designed handcrafted rugs and bedspreads from India. This rugs comes in different sizes, from £ 310, mahoutlifestyle.com

 

 

Summer 14-4: parrot_peony_lilac

 

For those, who love being surrounded by exotic birds, this Parrot Lampstand will certainly speak to you, Parrot Lampstand £ 395, Peoneden Lampshade in Dusk £ 125, www.houseofhackney.com

 

Summer 14: Moorish white side board fret_three_door 

You don`t have to fret over this stylish side board. This beautiful hand made and painted cabinet by designed by Richard Baker, inlaid with Moorish frets in the doors and ends comes in different sizes, www.rume.co.uk

 

 

    Summer 14: Moorish side table white NHD011GYM-0_01   Summer 14: Moorish side table coral/beige NHD071RDM-0_L2

Small but beautifully designed are these pretty side tables by Nicky Haslam, www.okadirect.co.uk (international shipping)

 

 

 

Summer 14: Coral Console 186535004902

For a splash of colour, this Coral Demilune Console table lends itself to a very refreshing indoor or outdoor interior, $ 2,490, www.thedesignerinsider.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Moissonier 144 LIT SEVIGNE turquoise 2011 

One can practically feel the clear green water under one`s feet by looking at this bright turquoise colored daybed from Moissonnier. It can also be supplied in other colors, information and orders via [email protected]

 

 

Summer 14-6: Rug coral ni034

For that seaside feel the Coral motif dhurrie is a reminder to a lovey holiday by the sea, from £ 285, www.mahoutlifestyle.com 

 

 

 

Summer 14: Green Table Service set cermaics_2877345b 

A real `piece de résistence` for special guests and entertaining or a perfect if you are still planning to set up your wedding list! This beautiful design was created by tableware designer Richard Brendon and is sold by Fortnum & Mason. Prices start around £ for a sugar bowl or mug, www.fortnumandmason.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Ocean Lamp verdi_ocean_1600x21821 

The next best thing to travelling to and taking a look at the inside of a volcano is admiring this stunning Verdi Ocean lamp at home on one of your tables. The mould blown glass with volcanic frit, lava and marble textures and patinas create a stunning and impressive display, www.heathfield.co.uk

 

 

 

Summer 14: Chest with landscape painting deco 3f33e7d77a8fca23909cc01a183cf 

Who needs to escape to the country if you can bring it into your home with this beautifully decorated ches, www.etsy.com

  

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish round side table il_570xN.575932512_4azn 

For a Moorish look this Blue and Emerald Bhera End Table is a very stylish and affordable choice, CHF 227.27, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish Cushion il_570xN.572514421_digz 

This handmade leather Ottoman, Lumbar Berber Pillow/Pouf is a perfect addition to a Moorish interior, CHF 71.69, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish side table big_product_1151_largeimagepath__Fez Side Tab 

This stylish side table would not be the sort of souvenir to bring back in your suitcase. Far easier to have it delivered to your doorsteps. Fez Side Table by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, www.nicholashaslam.com

  

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish bed linen th41370013813Pipal_Indigo_Duvet_2 

If you are after the 1001 night experience dream on in this Arabian nights bed linen, Pipal Indigo Duvet Cover by John Robshaw, www.idyllhome.co.uk

  

 

  Summer 14: Moorish cushion pink hmprod-2    Summer 14: Moorish cushion grey hmprod-1   Summer 14: Moorish cushion Turquoise hmprod-3

The perfect solution to bring new life to your chairs. The cushions come in a choice of colours, www.hm.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish jonathan-adler-tangiers-coasters-set 

A colorful addition to a dinner table. Tangier Coasters by Jonathan Adler, £ 48 for a set of 4, www.amara.com

 

 

 Summer 14: Moorish inlay chests-of-drawers-2214650 

This stunning Bone Inlay and Marble Chest is handcrafted in Marrakech and is a true labour of love. £ 2,220, www.furnish.co.uk

 

 

 

Summer 14: Moorish round armchair il_570xN.559214005_k2ut 

This unusually shaped Ertak Sofa reflects a blend of asian and eastern European culture. The blend of 3 different colours of wool with suzani takes its origins back to stories that began on the fabled silk road, CHF 2,087.30, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 Summer 14: graphic-baskets 

These grey and natural grass diamond broad weave graphic baskets provide a perfect home for all the little household items which don`t fit into any draws, www.idyllhome.co.uk

 

 

Summer 14-1: Sofa tobi_2seater_chamoise_beige_slate_lb01

Rarely have two different colours worked so well on a sofa, Tobi Sofa, £ 529, www.made.com

 

 

Summer 14-1: Console we-sculpted-geo-console-silo_j

This Sculptured Geo Console-Parchment has a definite edge to it, £ 449, www.westelm.co.uk

 

 

 

Summer 14.4: flights-of-fancy-wallpaper-eau-de-nil-stripe--website-sq_1    Summer 14.4: ribbed_fof_grey_stripe    Summer 14-4: 3_3

Anybody who fancys our feathered friends, will love this collection species making your house a home,  `Flights of Fancy`wallpaper £148 per roll, lampshade £125, Cushion £ £65, Lampstand £295, www.houseofhackney.com

 

 

 

Summer 14: Lion bookshelf il_570xN.571521011_l2cb 

Just in case no lion showed up during your safari, this Wood Lion Drawer Coffee Table come storage bookshelf might come to your rescue and will be admired for much longer, CHF 2,904.07, www.etsy.com (international shipping)

 

 

Summer 14-3: 1587-joker-verte-up1

 

This table by India Mahdavi would make is a very stylish statement piece,  www.india-mahdavi.com

 

 

Summer 14-7: Africa-1

 

Show off your wild side and add these `Out of Africa` mats to your dinner table,   www.clarebrownlow.co.uk

 

 

Summer 14.3: Jellies-Family-by-Patricia-Urquiola-for-Kartell 

If very bright colours are not your thing, this is a  lovely mix of discret seasonal colours and patterns for summer entertaining, www.kartell.com

 

 

Summer 14.3: 832410   Summer 14-3: 832427

 

If your suitcase had no more space for any souveniers from Greece, these Meli Melo Terracotta Pendant Lights could be a very stylish reminder of a lovely holiday and are easy to order, £ 250, www.conranshop.co.uk

 

 

Summer 14: Moissonier Chest 696 JUNGLE 

If Tigers are more your thing, this Moissonnier chest displaying a leafy dschungle scene cannot fail to impress, information and orders via [email protected]

 

 

Summer 14: Grass Hopper coffee table A-Jacques-Duval-Brasseur-Style-Coffee- 

For those you are keen on creepy crawly`s, this 1970`s Brsseure Style Coffee Table by Jacques Duval might be the way to entertain equally keen lovers of these type of speciment. You might find though, that the rest of us stay well clear! www.talismanlondon.com

 

 

Summer 14-5: 111078_6

This stylish 70s Rattan chair Emmanuelle would be a very inviting place to sit and relax amongst the palm trees in a conservatory,  EUROS 269, www.maisondumonde.com

 

 

Summer 14-6: Rug green 24 

For some colour on the floor, the Lime Green & Blue Styalised Diamond Dhurry rug brings a stylish element to a room, www.mahoutlifestyle.com

 

Summer 14-5: Green table hexagon_green_tray_table

This stylish classic Hexagon Tray Table in jade green, will look very fetching amongst a room filled with exotic leafy plants, £395, www.houseofhackney.com  

 

 

 

Summer 14-4: LIGHTING

 Give your interior a more permanent exotic touch with this Pinapple Lampstand and the Palmeral Lampshade with a matching wallpaper backdrop as a feature wall, Pinapple Lampstand £ 425, Palmeral Lampshade £ 125, Palmeral Wallpaper £ 148 per roll, www.hauseofhackney.com

 

Summer 14-7: t_willoughby-sofa-1

 

Sit back and relax in this stylish chaise longue style sofa. it would make a very stylish addition to a conservatory interior, £1.055, www. interiorsbyvale.com

 

 

Summer 14-5: Plate LWR117MLT-0_01

To complete the leafy conservatory look, this pretty china will (not) have your guest eat out of your hands! www.okadirect.com  

 

 

 

SUMMERTIME ROOM INSPIRATION

 

Summer 14 Room: Plants 2ec056d7436237616f8397da22e8a045

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Country Garden Table Deco 60d239f22f600a1eecd3f8fe7d8f70f5

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Summer 14 Room: Outside Window Space 9657d8f1d65871e427bec3c4010ed0cb

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Summer 14 Room: Light grey Bedroom d52c55a07f67b6bf1556ba6c844228a8

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Summer 14 Room: Grey/White sitting room 56cc360a7bc405d9543ee21f2cb6cd13

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Summer 14 Room: Orange lamps...showhouse

Via thedesignerinsider.blogspot.ch 

 

Summer 14 Room: Bedroom Cabin 5ddd5078f4ce95f78edccacc91faa654

Via thenocturnals

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Moorish Fire Place Surround a0461367cffb8939eb4c3663ed01232

via pinterest.com/culturevixen.com

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Moorish Window kevinhart

via desiretoinspire.com/Kevin Hart

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Moorish 2 bcb5b816a1971b63c66222bd2e50aa35

via pinterest.com/flickr.com

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Nautic 01-hbx-syrian-inlaid-chairs-knott-fondas-0413-lgn

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Summer 14 Room: blue-white-orange-living-room

 

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Blue/white wall deco idea images

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Country Window Sitting 305aa647e4ef90903fe654c107fa19f1

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Summer 14 Room: clean-blue-bunks

Via coastalhome.blogspot.ch

 

 

Summer 14 Room: Blue Console 948fa23698007e07b89ba29f0d2290c9

Via thriftydecorchichick.blogspot.com

 

 

Summer 14-1: Oceanfront-House-Transparent-Pool_1

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