Well, today shows us something a little different. I’ve been inspired by Destinology, a luxury travel operator to showcase some home décor from one of my favourite destinations, Mauritius.
Earlier this year we travelled to Mauritius on a family holiday. It was the first time we had done anything so adventurous and long haul with the children but the effort was well worth it; Mauritius truly is paradise.
Mauritius had us spell-bound from the moment we landed. The people are so kind and welcoming, the landscape is incredibly beautiful, the sunsets magical and the food divine. The children had a wonderful time, exploring activities they’d never tried before, feeling free and swimming from dawn to dusk. It was the most incredible trip and we would love to go back.
You can read the full details of our trip over on We Blog Travel (my joint travel blog).
We stayed at the Maritim hotel resort on the North West coast, the perfect spot if you’re travelling to Mauritius in the British summertime. Weather is great, not too hot and the sun isn’t severe. It does rain of course, but that clears up quickly and it’s still warm. The children swam lots whilst it rained and loved it.
The hotel decor was quite colonial, with a luxurious and decadent feel. Soft, warm woods mixed with both neutral and soft natural colours filled the rooms and public areas. Light and sun seemed to seep into every area, with low walls surrounding most buildings. With a holiday like this, you want to make it last as long as possible. Bringing some of the Mauritian feel back into my own home has been on my mind for a while. I don’t want it to be too contrived, but these pieces evoke the beauty of the sea, and remind me of the stunning light that seems to surround the island.
One of my favourite colours has to be the beautiful sea green and I’ve chosen a few pieces that shimmer, like the cushions and bowl, to really showcase the Indian Ocean that we fell in love with.
The vibrancy of these home accessories really depicts the colours we saw on Mauritius, from the flowers and fauna to the food and the clothing. That’s the kind of thing I like to bring back from a holiday, the kinds of memories I like to remind myself of in my home.
Do you decorate your home based on some of your travels? What locations inspire your home décor?