Swoon worthy pools, a home office you’ll never want to leave, and eclectic travel inspired décor


Travel, as Forbes writer Jonathan Look Jr., so succinctly and beautifully put it, “is the antidote to our fears,” as well as to “cartoonish impressions that others ascribe to other nationalities… [That] are invariably inaccurate.”

So, for you globetrotters, we present adventure inspired décor objects that cannot turn your living space into something transformative but also give o gorgeously chic vibes.

Jan Barboglio El Palacio Chandelier
Equal parts traditional and exotic, an antiqued brass lantern with seeded glass inserts and iron candle cups. Inspired by 19th century Mexican design, yet it easily finds a place in modern settings. $2,385, bergdorfgoodman.com

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Ralph Lauren Faded Peony Large Rectangular Tray
Channel your inner royal with a China Clay tray in a faded peony pattern in indigo blue, from Lauren’s collaboration with British pottery company, Burleigh. Ideal for entertaining, like serving scones with a spot of tea, perhaps? $125, ralphlauren.com


Gardian Spread

Anthropologie Ikat Tamsin Dining Chair
The signature Indonesian dying technique, Ikat, is interpreted in a modern way with a patterned dining chair constructed in lacquered bentwood and with gold finished legs. $128, anthropologie.com

Anthropologie Ikat chair

If it weren’t for the millions of hashtags and Instagrammed odes to backyard swimming circulating on the web, we’d have believed pool envy was, in fact, an urban myth. Beyond the scope of a sanctuary used to cool down on a hot summer day, every year sees new trends. For 2019, they include an influx of timber look framework and exteriors, along with porcelain tiles that also sport a woody vibe. Retro is in, too (think kidney shaped designs from the 1960s), along with energy efficient smart pools with glass bead renders and self cleaning technology. One of the still relevant carryover trends are frames characterized by wet and floating edges, along with spillover spas and glass fences. Nicholas Pools, Inc., 1820 Lakewood Road, Toms River, nicholaspools.com

Jonathan Adler Caine Desk
A versatile his and hers, this glossy lacquered desk in black and gold shares the same brass geometry from Adler’s Caine collection. Also available in white, orange, or navy, and featuring a polished brass base, three front facing drawers, and one back facing drawer. $2,250, jonathanadler.com


Luxury meets function; new trends in home office décor highlight the art of layering and detailing with sleek bespoke like pieces and a surprising color palette. The key is adding just the right amount of quirk to invoke feelings of individuality and inspiration to spice your labors.

Hermès Samarcande Paperweight
Add a pop of color to everyday functional items, like this striking red paperweight the house’s signature horse made from Burmese hand lacquered wood. $560, hermes.com


Cynthia Rowley For Hooker Furniture Swan Room Divider
An uber stylish room divider in white and gold that doubles as storage thanks to its glass shelves, fi le cabinets, and drawers. In a welded tubular plated steel frame. $3,195, horchow.com

cynthia rowley storage