Staycation Series – Day 1 – English Countryside

I'm normally a big traveler and usually take at least 3-4 trips each year. And I love that opportunity to hunt for unique and interesting items to add to my home or pick up for clients to create the curated look I'm always preaching about.

But....obviously that's not an option this year so I'm getting creative. I'm taking this week to have a new STAYCATION with each post and add fun new details that way instead.

Inspiration: English Countryside

Isn't the idea of taking a long walk in the open, fresh air of the English countryside so refreshing? I'd love to get away from everything right now and just listen to the birds sing!

This intricate steamer trunk, showcasing Morris & Co.s most iconic pattern, Strawberry Thief, was inspired by the birds that would fly in and steal fruit right out of William Morris’ garden at his home at Kelmscott Manor (pictured above). His manor, by the way, is currently undergoing major renovations. In case you're interested, learn more here. It will be just like you were there on tour!

Inspiration: Ernest Hemingway's Travels
EH 542T  Ernest and Mary Hemingway on safari in Africa, 1953-1954.  Photograph in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Great veranda for a staycation!

Hemingway veranda

Ernest Hemingway traveled the world writing and having adventures in places like Africa, France, Italy, Canada, Cuba and the Carribean. But he made one of his homes in this house in Key West, Florida. I think I could "suffer" through a staycation there.

I definitely have to include this chair and this wallpaper in my Ernest Hemingway inspired staycation home. The chair might have been picked up in Africa and the wallpaper could be from Cuba or anywhere in the Carribean, or perhaps maybe someplace closer in Key West.

Wherever these items came from, I'm feeling the relaxation of staycation already...

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