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Beautiful boutique hotels are a great source of inspiration for your home interiors, but we don’t all have Bill Benson, Kit Kemp or Ilse Crawford on speed dial; nor can we spare the time to travel the world sourcing one-off objects or cutting-edge furniture. We’re a handy bunch here, so as well as helping you out with our Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home paint range and getting you up to speed on 2014’s interior trends, we’ve invited online design store Houseology to provide the ultimate style crib sheet.

Here’s how to raid their exclusive collection of designer furnishings and home accessories to bring the these travel-flavoured decor trends to your home…

Boutique hotel style | Occa-Home interiors tips

One glance at this simple, chic interior style at Hotel Tresanton and you can smell the sea: jaunty blues and stone hues, bold stripes, gently weathered wood, wicker and natural textures – best served shoreside in Cornwall (see also: Trevose Harbour House, Headland House, Nearwater and Tide House).
St Barth table lamp, £550, Eichholtz. Striped sham cushion, £39; striped cotton flag throw, £135, both Lexington Company at Houseology.

Grace Mykonos hotel | Occa-Home style tipsMINIMAL, MODERN, MEDITERRANEAN
Channel the all-white aesthetic of hip Greek getaway Grace Mykonos with pure cotton bedlinen and clean-lined furniture: a cosy Eames rocker keeps things lighthearted and modern; chrome or brushed-steel hardware adds a little edge.
Charles & Ray Eames RAR rocker, £435.60, Vitra; ladderstitch bedlinen, from £22; Anglepoise wall light, £85; all at Houseology.

Villa de l'O, Essaouira | Occa-Home boutique hotel styleEXOTIC WORLD TRAVELLER
Villa de l’O in Essaouira, Morocco, conjures up a collector’s cornucopia with pieces evoking the trappings of colonial-era safari camps. Use retro industrial-style metal desk lamps, distressed leather campaign furniture and travellers’ trunks to emulate the look.
Bamboo folding chair, £168; leather flight case, £748.50, both Eichholtz. Musquatch faux-fur throw, £240, Moore & Moore at Houseology.

The Boatshed, Auckland | Occa-Home hotel style tips

Ahoy there, shipmate! The Boatshed in Auckland plunders the history of seafaring to bring a little character to its clapboard. Storm lanterns, model ships, sail canvas and antique-style globes are all you need. Got a telescope? So much the better…
Americas Cup model ship, £123; Navigator’s terrestrial desk globe, £118, both Authentic Models. Glass candle holder, from £14, Brucs. Andromeda telescope, £2,640, Eichholtz. 

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