Interior Design Inspiration from Around the World: Jodi’s Global Design Journey

Welcome, and thank you for dedicating your time to my blog. I treasure every moment you spend here! My mission in interior design is to weave livable luxury into every space, and I believe my ability to do so is a gift. Travel is the wellspring of my creativity, offering me endless sights, sounds, and textures that enrich my design palette. This blog invites you on a journey through my eyes, showcasing how the diversity of cultures and the beauty of nature spark my design inspirations. So, let’s embark on this exploration together!


The Spark of Inspiration

Beauty truly lies in the eyes of the beholder, a statement my travel companions can vouch for. On a recent trip to Hawaii with my mom and sister, my penchant for capturing the essence of our adventures often left me trailing behind. For instance, a seemingly mundane yellow line on a road inspired a custom mural for a music-loving client’s basement, featuring a nod to the Beatles, which moved our client to tears.



In the Cayman Islands, the dance of turquoise and dark blue waters inspired a unique palette for a vacation rental in Fort Walton Beach, avoiding the cliché and embracing a spectrum of blues that captivate and charm.



Each journey floods my inspiration folder with images eager to breathe life into new spaces. It’s crucial that Elizabeth Erin Designs embodies this spirit, turning ordinary observations into extraordinary design elements, pushing boundaries beyond the commonplace.


Journeys of Discovery


My adventures, fueled partly by my husband’s travels for work, have taken me from the picturesque lanes of Cinque Terre, Italy, to the rugged landscapes of Glacier National Park and beyond. Each destination is a feast of colors, textures, and patterns waiting to be woven into our designs.



A lesson in kindness from a forgotten handbag in Hawaii, an impromptu Australian “walk-about” that led to an encounter with koalas and a hidden art gallery, each story enriches my understanding and appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures and the inherent beauty within them.


Seeking Inspiration Everywhere

When I travel, my senses are attuned to the world’s wonders, be it:

  • Architectural marvels
  • Local markets and artisanal crafts
  • The vast tapestry of nature
  • Museums and galleries
  • Culinary delights
  • Unique furniture and woodwork



I encourage you to observe the world with an open heart, allowing joy and beauty to inspire your creative visions, whether in a splash of color for a ceiling or the fabric of a throw pillow.


The Odyssey Continues


This global perspective distinguishes our designs, drawing clients eager for unique spaces. Upcoming travels, including a backpacking trip in Montana and potential visits to Korea and Spain, promise new inspiration. As I approach my 50th year, I’m embracing travel as a source of joy and creativity.



Your stories and inspirations matter to us. Share your travel experiences and let us know how they inspire you. If you’re seeking inspiration for your next project, click here to schedule a complimentary discovery call. Share the love on social media, suggest future blog topics at, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest in design. Here’s to a week of beauty and progress towards your vision!


For a deeper dive into the adventures that shape our designs, don’t miss “The Good, The Bad – Confessions Of A Traveling Interior Designer Revealed!” This blog takes you further into our journey, unveiling the realities of travel and design. Read it here.