Bring Travel-Inspired Design into Your Home

Around the world.
teak furniture
Photo: Courtesy of Bali Boo

Traveling has been difficult for the past couple of years and instead of planning trips, a lot of us have spent time browsing social media and curating Pinterest boards of destinations we long to jet off to as soon as we can. While we’re dreaming about our next vacation, why not include some trends from around the world inside your home?

Embrace Bali

Indonesia is home to a rich culture — and handmade furniture straight from Bali can liven up any space in your abode. Bali Boo, on Kapaa Quarry Place in Kailua, hand selects and imports all of its furniture from Bali. No wood or design is the same and the store’s offerings are made with either solid hardwoods, teak wood, rosewood or monkeypod.

japanese style lamp

Photo: Courtesy of Sannaka-West

Shine Light on Japan

Light up your home with Asian-inspired lamps. Sannaka-West, a Japanese furniture and accessories shop located in Na Lama Kukui, offers lamps and lampshades with Japanese-style designs. The lampshades are custom-made by PJ’s Island Originals in Hilo, Hawaii Island, says Kisaki Nakayama of Sannaka-West.

Scandinavian design

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Scandinavia Keeps it Simple

Elements of Scandinavian design focus on minimalism and functionality. To welcome this style into your place, select pieces that are neutral-colored and reflect art, nature and simplicity. Rooms should be kept clean, free of clutter and focused on simple lines and light spaces.

powder room

Photo: Olivier Koning, Courtesy of Homeworks Construction

Focus on the Middle East

Tiles with a Middle Eastern feel can bring warmth to your kitchen or bathroom. To incorporate tiles designed with a Middle Eastern influence, first determine the style and color combination that works best for your space. That way, your tile can pop and be the focus of the room, like in this powder room designed by Homeworks Construction.

turkish rug

Photo: Courtesy of Indich Collection

Walk Across Turkey

Add an intriguing Turkish rug to your living area and be reminded of the country’s unique culture every day. Indich Collection at Na Lama Kukui features an array of rugs that are hand-knotted together in Turkey. These rugs have patterns, textures and cultural influences that create a traveled look.

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