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Three Destination-Themed Mood Boards to Inspire Your Summer Home

Not ready to hop on a plane just yet? Satisfy your wanderlust with a visual journey through these vacation-home-ready mood boards, each inspired by an exotic locale.


Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Laura Nero/Anchor Artists

French Connection

Soft leathers, an Oushak-inspired wool rug, and tactile trims blend beautifully in this Liz Miller–designed scheme, inspired by the lavender fields and peaceful waters of the South of France.

1 “Ashra” wool rug, Ben Soleimani.

2 “Italian Brompton” leather textile, RH.

3 Jerry Pair Leather “Bella Pelle” leather textile, the Martin Group.

4 “Gilmore” brass knob, RH.

5 + 6 Hartmann & Forbes “Elements” ramie shade sample, and Samuel & Sons “Inca” polyester-acrylic brush-fringe sample, both the Martin Group.

7 “Peeled” rattan finish sample, Made Goods.

8 Opinel “No. 10” stainless steel pocket knife with birch handle, LeRoux Kitchen.

9 Jane Churchill “Alda Stripe” cotton textile, Cowtan & Tout.

10 Samuel & Sons “Uma” linen-jute border sample, the Martin Group.

11 Plaster sample, Art in Construction.

Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Laura Nero/Anchor Artists

Tropical Temptation

Memories of trips to the British Virgin Islands sparked fresh creativity for interior designer Cynthia Vallance, who curated a summery space filled with colorful prints and handmade field tiles.

1 “Basics” Carrara-marble mosaic tile, Clé.

2 “Peacock” recycled-clay field tile, Fireclay Tile.

3 “Line Study” linen textile, Cecilia Walker Design.

4 Lacquered-grasscloth finish sample, Bungalow

5 5 “Kelp” recycled-clay field tile, Fireclay Tile.

6 “Walcourt” polypropylene textile, Janus et Cie.

7 Anna Redmond “Flashdance” wallcovering, Abnormals Anonymous.

8 “Brickell” acrylic textile, Schumacher.

9 + 11 “Frond” brass pulls, both Inspire Hardware.

10 Rope doorknob, Zara Home.

12 “Burlap Safari” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

13 “Yin & Yang” rattan finish sample, Janus et Cie.

Photo by Nina Gallant / Styling by Laura Nero/Anchor Artists

Dreaming of Italy

Interior designer Kate Kelley had the Amalfi Coast in mind when curating this elegant grouping, complete with Venetian plaster, sand-colored textiles, and warm wood.

1 “Branching Disc” nickel finish sample, Lindsey Adelman Studio.

2 Hartmann & Forbes “Haven” grassweave shade sample, the Martin Group.

3 “Curcio” cotton-viscose textile, Holly Hunt.

4 Harlequin “Makrana” wallcovering, the Martin Group.

5 + 6 Itai Bar-On “Kwa” concrete field tile, and Gem by Kelly Wearstler “Elope” concrete field tile, both Ann Sacks.

7 “Murmuration” installation, Christina Watka.

8 Wood sample, designer’s own.

9 Paola Lenti “Giro” finish sample, Montage.

10 Venetian plaster finish sample, Sara Egan Studios.

11 + 12 “Portobello” and “Birch” hair-on-hide textiles, both Kyle Bunting.

13 “Fish” stainless steel corkscrew with white-oak grip, Kikkerland Design.

14 Salluto “Micro” porcelain mosaic tile, Ann Sacks.