One of the things I miss about traveling is all the design inspiration I gather when I go someplace really special. I’m starting a new monthly series blending destinations with design inspiration. I love when the hotels and accommodations of a destination reflect the culture and history of the area and resist the temptation to blend into the sea of sameness.
I visited Italy a few times in my twenties but haven’t been back for a long time. I loved its architecture, history, food, and vistas and I was dreaming of a road trip around the Amalfi Coast. Those old hotels staggered along the rocky cliffs with stunning views of the blue sea, the fresh seafood and local wine, the boats and beaches and coastal botanicals. *sigh*
So I’m kicking off the series by bringing the vacation vibes from the western coast of Italy to you with these design takeaways I found inside the hotels and resorts located along the Amalfi Coast and on the island of Capri.
Destination Design: Amalfi + Capri
go bold in the bathroom with color or patterned tile
paint glass doors a cheerful color, add some pillows in bright patterns
add color to interior arches and niches
have fun with geometric patterned floor tile
a pink sofa is always a good idea
mix brightly colored slipcovered furniture with plants
you can never go wrong with an oversized framed mirror
a tufted headboard in a bright color makes a great focal point
play with pattern behind the bed
mix mirror frame shapes
a checkered floor is always classic
just let the plants climb the walls
If you click on the links above, you’ll be treated to the photo galleries of all of these hotels and resorts which will whisk you away for a few moments to this enchanting part of the world.
While we can’t travel there now, we can at least appreciate its beauty from our own corner and visit virtually. Yay internet!
Won’t this be a fun series? Look for another Destination Design feature in February!