11 In For The Home/ Inspiration

Bringing Your Travels Home

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During my first trip to Europe, I was looking for small decor pieces I could bring home while my peers looked for postcards, shot glasses and other souvenirs. Since then, I’ve found many go-to places online to look for ways to quench my wanderlust between trips. For as long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in design. Maybe it was because HGTV constantly played on a loop growing up, or maybe I was born with it. Either way, I’ve always used my home as a space to daydream with pieces that reflect another time or place. Here are a few of my favourites:

City Maps by Mapiful

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Personally, I prefer maps that are more minimalist in colour so that I can accessorize with other pops of colour. Mapiful is a company that offers free worldwide shipping and all of their maps are gorgeous.

 

Tapestries by Urban Outfitters

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What better way to immerse yourself in your memories than staring at a wall taken over by a tapestry of beautiful locations?! Urban Outfitters offers many of these beautiful pieces in different patterns and locations, with sales taking place occasionally so keep your eye out!

Photo Books by Shutterfly

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Shutterfly offers dozens of photobook designs – for travel books alone. They have dozens of themes to choose from, so the possibilities really are endless! You’re able to customize and choose patterns. Plus, if you sign up for their e-mails, they often send out coupons for free photo books!

 

 

Phone Cases by Seattle’s Travelsseattles-travels-phone-case-sea-design

Seattle’s Travels is a travel blog run by a Canadian with the city of an American name. Talk about unique! Not only does she blog, she also sells her own  phone cases as well as posters, stickers and other decor items. Her items are unique and fairly priced!

World Map Duvet Cover from DENY Designsdeny-designs-world-map-duvet

I love this for a few reasons. First, it’s surprisingly difficult to find a travel inspired duvet cover, much less one of a world map, that isn’t overpowering. Second, the outlines of the country are more accurate than others I’ve seen. Italy is always a good indicator, as it usually ends up looking like a sad blob. And lastly, look at those colours within the borders. Gorgeous! You can find this (and at least one other world map designed duvet cover) over at DENY Designs.

 

Atlas Cork Board by Seattle’s Travels
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Another gem from Seattle’s Travels! I have a thing for maps, can you tell? This cork board comes with a set of push pins and is adhesive, so you can move it around and pin all your photos, tickets and leftover currencies to them!

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah
    February 8, 2016 at 5:30 am

    What great ideas! As a Seattle native, I’m especially fond of that phone case and I’ll have to check out her site as well! Your blog is gorgeous! I love the idea of collecting various framed maps. I have seen some lately that are completely carved and made out of wood. Each one has varying depths and layers for the water and land, they look like such an amazing piece to have for a home someday. I’m bookmarking your page for inspiration.

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      katelyn
      February 8, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I was initially drawn to her as I am very close to Seattle as well. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the pieces you described, they sound gorgeous!

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    Jennifer St Louis
    February 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Wonderful post! I love the Atlas Cork Board and the phone case. The city maps are fantastic too. You have me in the mood to decorate!

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    veronica
    February 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Urban Outfitters scored a winner! I love the idea of having memories of beautiful places on my wall. Great conversation pieces for your guests. Moreover, a great way to lead a discussion on where you have been or want to go.

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      katelyn
      February 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Totally agree! Glad you liked the post 🙂

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    veronica
    February 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    By the way, I dig the duvet with the map on it! It can help my daughter with geography!

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      katelyn
      February 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Yes! What a great way for her to learn 🙂

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    Banned Brooke
    February 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Those maps are gorgeous! I’ll have to tuck that idea away for a gift for my husband. He teases me that I have no sense of direction and we’re planning a trip to Europe for this summer, so as a thank you for the deposit, I might get him a map!

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    Kate
    March 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Love both the first map and the cork board — such great ideas to celebrate past travels every day!

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    solosophie
    May 3, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I love these ideas… especially the map!

    • Reply
      katelyn
      May 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Sophie! The map is one of my favourites too! … Go figure 😉

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