How to Bring Your Travels into Your Home Décor

How to Bring Your Travels into Your Home Décor
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

An eclectic mix of contemporary art, primitive handicrafts, and an assortment of antique and vintage furniture picked up along the way fittingly reflects these homeowners’ love for travel.

Text by Robert C. Martin

You would think that a home located in a city like New Orleans would already possess so much character that it wouldn’t require much embellishment. And while you’re right, these homeowners have taken things a step further by filling their charming NOLA residence with furniture, accessories, and artwork collected and inspired from places around the world. After 36 years of marriage and traveling, this couple can relive their adventures by merely looking at all the mementoes around them. “Over time, we’ve accumulated everything from Mississippi Shearwater Pottery pirates, lamps from Italy, and regional folk paintings to textiles from the Amazon and hand-decorated wooden hangers from Kenya,” the homeowner says. “As a result, most everything we own has a unique story behind it.”

How to Bring Your Travels into Your Home Décor
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele