So many times we have all been on vacation and wanted to take a part of it home with us. Some settle for a postcard or a knick-knack but others try and recreate the design. But as we know some of these vacation spots keep their manufactures and designs under lock and key. Totally understandable but how do you get that vacation look into your home?
Start by taking shots of the outside/inside and then the individual items. Not just the ones you love but I mean all the pieces and every detail. See those details and smaller pieces are what tie in the design. When I am amazed by any design work I take at minimum 100 photographs. I also like to see the design in the daylight and also at nighttime, which allows me to see what lighting they use.
It never hurts to ask about who provides the hotel with their furniture and other items. Will this get you anywhere? It might but then again most high-end hotels are more focused on keeping their designs and manufactures under lock and key. Try also searching online for who provides that specific hotel their furnishings. Manufactures love to brag and normally this pretty much does the trick.
If you are working with an interior designer just send then over your photographs and a list of known manufactures and let them go to work. Normally a vetted designer will be able to place a few calls and get you some options. This can save you countless hours and frustration getting the wrong pieces.
Manufactures these days have a ton of product all ready for the consumer online so you could get lucky and find your pieces. Don’t forget One Kings Lane and niche auction sites.
Once you have your pieces use your 100 photographs to recreate your masterpiece. At the end of the day make this a fun project. Not a cheap one but a fun one!