From Amalfi to Africa, bring these travel-inspired interiors pieces into your home (without stepping foot on a plane).
You may not be jetting off to sunnier climes this summer, but you can still bring a little continental magic into your home with cleverly selected pieces. From Italian linens to African hand-woven baskets, these are the travel-inspired items we are currently coveting.
Once upon a time we would jet back from Puglia with a suitcase precariously stuffed with ceramics, praying to the travel gods that there would be no breakages en route. Thankfully, Hot Pottery have put an end to all that. The London-based brand works with a local ceramicist in the picturesque town of Locorotondo to create a beautiful collection of splattered ceramics (a Puglian trademark).
Bettina Ceramica is the hot new interiors name to know. A celebration of the unique and rare, Founder Natalie Syter has travelled across Italy, from Sicily to Veneto, to track down these scrumptious pieces. To us, the collection is the very definiton of Instagram-worthy interiors.
Once Milano is keeping the tradition of Venetian handcrafted linen alive. Its chic bedding comes in a variety of shades – think clean neutrals and punchy jewel tones – which you can mix and match to your desired aesthetic. Their selection of table linens are equally charming – perfect for al-fresco dining.
Etro’s SS21 collection is a hedonistic feast. A bohemian-inspired array of their signature paisley prints adorn cushions and throws. Take our word – you’ll want to pile these up with aplomb.
Contemporary yet classic, Soane Britain is the name to know if iyou are in the market for rattan furniture and accessories. This handwoven rattan and cane pendant light adds a coastal influence to any room.
We'd love to be perched poolside at the Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa, the latest addition to the inimitable Il Pellicano group. However, this made-to-order parasol from the hotel's shopping platform, ISSIMO, can bring a slice of la dolce vita to even the smallest of patios.
The Rug Company is our go-to for striking textiles to enliven minimalist rooms and tired-looking floors. Handmade by skilled weavers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Shirvan rugs are highly ornate and inspired by collections of rare antiques.
AKOJO MARKET is our new favourite shopping destination, selling handmade fashion, jewellery, and homeware from independent African designers. This basket, handwoven by a female cooperative in Northern Ghana, is perfect for decluttering your home.
Bring Amalfi to your garden (whatever the weather) with Mrs Alice's zesty, lemon-adorned tablecloth. If you need a little help with your tablescape, the brand's lemon-embroidered placemats and rattan glassware make the perfect accompaniments.
Your tiny London flat may not be a sprawling coastal villa; however, it can feel more like it with this gold-plated bookend by maximalist interiors brand L'Objet. Encrusted with semi-precious cabochons, it will sit pride of place on any mantelpiece.