Summer in the City

As the mercury rises our thoughts turn to holidays, and also to the inevitably delays at the airport, rowdy crowds and lost luggage. This summer it's time to say no to travel hassle and enjoy the best that your hometown has to offer. Here is our definitive guide to styling your home for the perfect VFH (vacation from home). 

Bringing Nature Home

Fancy a safari but can't stand the bugs? Not a problem! You can create your nature holiday at home with the toadstool shaped Amanita Table and Chairs from Seletti and the Monkey Side Table from BD Barcelona Design. Add a green backdrop with the Rainforest Wallpaper from MINDTHEGAP and liberal quantities of plants such as the Philodendron Brasil from Grace & Thorn. Safari suits optional. 


1. Monkey Side Table by BD Barcelona Design | 2. Amanita Table and Chairs by Seletti | 3. Rainforest Wallpaper by MINDTHEGAP | 4. Philodendrum Brasil from Grace & Thorn

Party Central

There's no better way to create a holiday vibe than with a fabulous party at home with all your best mates. Make sure the decor is cool, fun and very drinks-friendly - think Memphis style on riot in Las Vegas and you're half way there. Start by serving cocktails around the kitchen counter, where the best-dressed bums will be perched on the extravagant Déjà Vu Stool from Houtique. The fun and funky Link Sofa from Sancal is perfect for the lounging crowd, just make sure there are plenty of Totem Side Tables from Collector around for putting the drinks. Light up the scene with the colourful Ettorino Floor Lamp from Catellani & Smith and you're bound to get the party going.


1. Deja Vu Stool by Houtique | 2. Link Sofa by Sancal | 3. Totem Side Tables by Collector | 4. Ettorino Floor Lamp by Cattelani & Smith

Resort Style

Whether your idea of a perfect stay away from home is an indulgent spa retreat, a beachfront hideaway or maybe a luxurious cruise, it is easy to create your personal resort style at home. Make sure there are plenty of sumptuous seats, such as the Blop Armchair from Mambo Unlimited Ideas. This goes perfectly with the Sahn Chandelier from 101 Copenhagen, with its constellation-inspired design that reminds you of the starry skies above a deserted beach. Turn your patio into an urban cabana with the Modou Daybed from Moroso, accessorise with the Bordbar Minibar Edition Trolley (fully stocked with ice cold drinks of course), and your private resort awaits.


1. Blop Armchair by Mambo Unlimited Ideas | 2. Sahn Chandelier by 101 Copenhagen | 3. Modou Daybed by Moroso | 4. Minibar Edition Trolley by Bordbar

Sultry Nights In

When passions are running as high as the temperature, it's time to transform you home into a seductive lair fit for a holiday romance. The key is to strike a balance between high style and cosiness. Start with dinner for two on the luxurious Bloom Dining Table from Milla&Milli, paired with the voluptuous Getlucky Chair from Moroso. For cosy moments we recommend the sleek yet inviting Savina Sofa from Viccarbe. Keep the lighting low with the Play II Table Light from Utu, its organic shape and pastel colours are sure to set the right mood.


Holiday Worker

For those who just cannot tear themselves away from work, the solution is to make your home office feel like a holiday. Build your room around the Flai Home Office from Mueller and the Cabinet of Curiosity Read from Stellar Works. The former has a foldaway desk that hides all your office paraphernalia whilst the latter lets you put away your clutter and wheel it out of sight, perfect for when workday turns vacay. Relax on the Julep Chaise Longue from Tacchini, which multitasks as an office sofa and as an after work lounger. Light up the room with the Omma Suspension Light from LZF, which not works great as a task light, but its natural wood veneer panels are also reminiscent of palm leaves swaying overhead. Throw in a few piña coladas and the working holiday will be off to a flying start.