Modern Living – Homes Away from Home by Claire Bingham

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It’s fair to say we all love a holiday. That perfect countryside retreat, captivating beach house, or remote island villa offers an experience that lingers beyond a stolen weekend or those carefree two weeks. But how do you grab some of that global glamour and transport it back home? Featuring fabulous homes from Puglia to New Zealand, Modern Living—Homes Away From Home is packed with ideas on how to replicate the look and bring the spirit of escapism to your door. Bringing together two of our favorite pleasures—architecture and travel—design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour of some of the world’s most inspiring escapes. From ultra-contemporary, simple rustic, or opulently-styled spaces, this volume goes off grid in search of the world’s most beautiful rural abodes, decoding the design details that give them their unique sense of style. With hotels increasingly going for a “home-from-home” vibe, they are now a great source of inspiration for home decor. That beautifully-patterned tile flooring in the bathroom or an eclectic mix of furniture in the bedroom? There are many effects that can be replicated at home, too. Homes Away From Home gives the lowdown on the latest trends and how to use them, so next time you’re on holiday and in an interior you love, you can figure out what you’ve fallen for and take the ideas home.

CLAIRE BINGHAM is an interiors journalist who writes about architecture, design, and style for several publications worldwide. Before becoming an author with her first book, Modern Living, she was the Homes Editor for Elle Decoration U.K. and her work has been featured in international glossies, including Vogue Living and Architectural Digest. Scouring the globe for inspiring interiors and discovering the talents behind the scenes, she is interested in well-considered design that fits with our individual needs. Ultimately, she writes about the design and decoration of people’s homes and how they like to live.

  • This volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month
  • Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand to South Africa to Cornwall to Malibu
  • Includes useful advice to decorate your own travel-inspired home

Photos © Annandale, New Zealand, Photo: Simon Devitt / © Tony Amos. All rights reserved. / © Yiorgos Kordakis, styling: Anestis Michalis / © Paul Massey. All rights reserved. / © Singita / © Salva López. All rights reserved. / © courtesy of Kelly Wearstler, Photo: François Halard. /

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