Design inspiration can come from many places, but travel is perhaps the best way to find new decor ideas to incorporate throughout your home. The spark to ignite change in your home can come from almost anywhere – marvelous artwork in a museum, details found in a hotel or even ordinary shapes and patterns observed on the street. Here are a few examples of destination inspiration.


Left to right: Brevard in grey, red and abalone

All of Capel’s spectacular designs from our Biltmore For Your Home® Collection are inspired by the gardens, architecture and furniture found throughout the historic Biltmore Estate. The latest offering from the collection, of which we’re able to share a sneak peek, is Brevard. The hand tufted, 100% wool rug features an antique lace floral pattern. Brevard comes in three colorways – abalone, red and grey.


The Pod Hotel (left) and the Mondrian South Beach Hotel (right) stir up design ideas.

Hotels must maximize small spaces to accommodate guests. Small hotel rooms are the perfect place to pick up space-saving tips. The Pod Hotel in New York uses built-ins and wall-mounted light fixtures to make the most of a living area. The stunning Marcel Wanders staircase at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel impresses. Its smooth steel curves and black abstract floral design are perfect for inspiring an upscale dining or living room.


Left to right: Sno in bokrum blue, Tribe in persimmon and NY Dot in peony

Capel Rugs designer and HGTV star Genevieve Gorder pulls inspiration from her globetrotting adventures to create trend-setting designs and patterns. Sno is influenced by the traditional needlework of Norway, while Tribe is culled from patterns used from Uzbekistan to the Great Plains. But discovering great design doesn’t require a trip to far-away locales, as evidenced by NY Dot. Gorder created this collection after noticing rectangles stacked together to form a circle on the New York subway.

Wherever the wind may take you, whether on an island vacation or a drive to the mountainside, keep your eyes peeled. You may just find the next great pattern or accessory to transform your home.

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