Whatever kind of designer you are (fashion, jewelry, INTERIORS ahem), what you see on holiday provides a wealth of inspiration. I am lucky enough to have traveled many places to gather lots of inspiration. Graz is the capital of Styria, and though it feels like a small town it is rather huge on cultural and architectural history.

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Standard municipal buildings have grand archways reminiscent of a set from Game of Thrones!

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The clock tower in Schlossberg sits high above the city (and worth the climb to the top. The view is outstanding!)

Perhaps I got some of the most quaint and boho interior design inspiration from a small, organic restaurant called Cafe Promenade. Not only was the food fresh, healthy, and spectacular, the design was beautiful in a “perfectly imperfect,” organic way.

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This picture doesnt do the outdoors justice, they boast a lovely terrace next to the park with hanging lights (it happened to be storming the night we went so couldnt get pictures of that!

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The reptilian wallpaper and floral murals gave an edgy but organic feel to the interiors….(above and below) Love black & white and color combined!

 

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The lovely crystal globe chandeliers juxtaposed with chalkboard menus and moroccan-style tiles all somehow came together beautifully! (Above and below)

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Everything, down to the lattes had an organic feel–love the leaf imprint in the coffee glasses.