Travel-inspired interior design

'Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind' - Seneca
 Brownstone beauties in New York City

Brownstone beauties in New York City

New York travel inspiration

We all operate and function in a different way and how we find inspiration will vary from person to person - reading, social media, music, nature, people, buildings, food......

Finding inspiration on the world wide web is a 'major' part of my day to day job and social media networks are a fantastic way to get inspired - swiping through instagram, perusing over millions of pinterest boards, reading blogs ... is an amazing resource, one that allows us to view the world and what it has to offer without even getting out of your chair.

 Rustic bar vibe in Dallas, Texas

Rustic bar vibe in Dallas, Texas

However, from time to time being able to 'disconnect' from this intense 'electronic world' can be enormously beneficial to reignite and reenergise the mind.

'Travel' - to make a journey, to go from one place to another..... (dictionary)

To 'travel' allows us to view the world in a different way. Travelling gives us the opportunity to clear away the distractions of 'normal' life and help us reconnect to the outside world.

 pretty cool way to 'hang' out at the bar 

pretty cool way to 'hang' out at the bar 

 a little humour with the bar stools in Texas!

a little humour with the bar stools in Texas!

I've recently just returned from a bit of a 'road trip' in America - starting out in Texas, moving onto the hip Californian West Coast and then Eastward to the delight that is New York City. Submerging yourself into new surroundings really does allow you to 'explore' and 'feel' what's actually out there around you.

 Street art in San Fransisco

Street art in San Fransisco

My trip lasted 2 weeks and I shot nearly 700 images in this time but every time I go away I love to come back with a new 'travel portfolio' of that destination visited - wonderful visuals that you can draw upon for future projects adding an element of 'travel-inspired interior design' can really inject a little 'international' flavour to your own ideas.

To share all the images with you may be a little too much so here's a few of my favourites.......

 Condo apartment in downtown Dallas

Condo apartment in downtown Dallas

 Texan wall art!

Texan wall art!

 Restaurant in Dallas

Restaurant in Dallas

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 New York Deli in Chinatown

New York Deli in Chinatown

 New York bistro in Little Italy

New York bistro in Little Italy

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Traditional features from the 1900's in Yosemite, California

 Industrial interiors at 50 Bowrey in New York

Industrial interiors at 50 Bowrey in New York

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 The Bowrey Hotel, New York

The Bowrey Hotel, New York

Interior Designer Essex
Interior Designer Essex
 Commercial Foyer area in Financial District Dallas

Commercial Foyer area in Financial District Dallas

 Brooklyn Tin Tiled ceiling

Brooklyn Tin Tiled ceiling

 Pattern perfect in New York hotel

Pattern perfect in New York hotel

 Rice & Gold New York

Rice & Gold New York

 Outdoor garden in Monterey, California

Outdoor garden in Monterey, California