During the Christmas holiday, I travel for several weeks to destinations “off the beaten path.” In other words, the best way to travel for inspiration is to travel to the unknown parts of the world that’s not discovered in your favorite magazine or on HGTV. I find that traveling to nontraditional places, allows you to discover ancient techniques used to create some of the most unique treasures for the home. Today I am in Borneo, located in South East Asia. In Borneo, the natives are known for their Special Interest houses called Dayak. A custom home where the structure is made of iron wood & the roof is lined in tree bark. More than a building for residential Dayak tribes, Special Interest houses are actually the heart of the social structure of the Dayak people’s lives.
Check out Holiday House NYC 2015 in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation with comments from the top designers in the industry.
Also, see what inspired my design concept for outdoor living with FORD Explorer.
As Holiday House NYC 2015 begins, I am excited to join forces with FORD Explorer & Traditional Home to create a tented dreamland that would convince the most unlikely candidate to explore the unknown using the design elements of nature. To create a dramatic bedroom, you don’t have to live in a tent! Incorporating exotic elements mixed with contemporary pieces, will definitely give any room the WOW factor. Who knew living outdoors could be so glamorous!
Be sure to catch me until 1pm today as I takeover Traditional Home Instagram account with photos of my designs from Holiday House.
Sponsored by: FORD Explorer & Traditional Home
Geodesic Pod by Pacific Domes
Arc bed, bed linen, towels and accessories by Calvin Klein
Rug by Solo
Wall Graphic by Murals Your Way
Audio/Video by Electronic Environments
Furnishings and Accessories by VW Home
Bath Tub by DXV
Floor lamp by Donghia
Tizio Table Lamp from MSK Illuminations