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A Traveler’s House

If I had to describe my house’s “look” it would undoubtedly be one that screams, “a die-hard traveler lives here.” I somehow don’t think I’m cool enough to pull off the minimalist look and well, country living was never really my thing (you know where there are lots of crocheted articles and even more cutesy looking animals that Beatrix Potter would have approved of).

I love art just as much as the next person and do have some framed prints on my house’s walls including ones (i.e. the really special ones) I purchased at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay and Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum gift shops, but most of the wall art in my house is of travel. So in case you’ve ever wondered what a traveler’s house looks like on the inside, well this is a snippet of mine.

A Japanese scroll that I bought at Byodo-In Temple on Oahu

A striking reminder that even though my first trip to Italy was less than stellar,

a do-over is definitely needed one day

Being able to see one of my bucket list destinations every day

 (in case you’re wondering about the stained look, this is actually a piece of wood)

The travel corner-my favorite part of the house.

I love seeing photos I’ve taken from all over the world displayed here

Yes, I collect magnets from just about every place I visit.

Scenes of Hawaii will always induce dream worthy slumber

And because I miss Hawaii so much, I made my own (artificial)

 bouquet comprised of various tropical flowers

My mask wall-it’s in the infant stage but

 Guatemala and Indonesia are at least represented

Even art bought at a “starving artist” sale (that was truly the name)

makes one want to visit the destination painted

My newest acquisition

Oldies but goodies of possibly my favorite city

One of my favorite pieces for both the unique look as well as the stunning destination

(I believe this is in Greece)

Do you like surrounding yourself with “travel” when you’re not traveling?

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    usaabroad
    March 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    LOVE the wall with all of the different frames!

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      Julie Tulba
      March 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks for the compliment and for commenting! At first I thought it would be bad not having the frames match but I think it adds to the wall even more since no two destinations are alike 🙂

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    Jo Ann M.
    March 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Love your traveler’s art! I know they bring back happy memories. It’s so nice to surround yourself with the things you love. I can’t even begin to imagine how many photo albums you have!

    I’m not a fan of beaches, but your Hawaiian triptych is beautiful! Very nice flower arrangement as well! 🙂

    • Reply
      Julie Tulba
      March 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Yes, the next best thing to traveling somewhere is seeing images of a destination all around you 🙂 Many, many albums…

      To me now having been to two of the islands there, Hawaii is definitely one of those places where the beaches aren’t just about sunbathing, looking svelte in bikinis etc since many do not have the perfect white sand, crystal clear waters etc. It’s more about the beautiful images they offer-ruggedness with gorgeousness.

      Thanks-I was so pleased with how the arrangement turned out. My dining room is painted a nice orange and I wanted flowers to match!

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