As far as feeling relaxed and refreshed, it’s hard to beat a holiday. When we travel we leave our routine behind. We find ourselves in new places, immersed in new cultures, and meeting new people. Breaking with routine is a great way to unwind, and recharge your energy and creativity.

But what if you could attain this state of blissful rejuvenation all year round, at home? Interior stylist and author Jason Grant believes you can.

“Paris, Palm Springs, Austin, Los Angeles and Byron Bay are some of my favourite travel destinations,” said Jason.

“But at some point you have to come home. And sometimes you can return from a holiday feeling like you need a holiday. So I think bringing elements of your holidays to your home is important.” he said.



Bringing your Holiday Happiness Home
“Your home should be a haven; a space you really want to be in.” – Jason Grant. Photo: Lauren Bamford.


The designer, whose styled sets have appeared in Australian and international publications such as Vogue Living, Belle and Yen Magazine, has collaborated with some of the biggest names in retail and has his own range of paints. His second book, Holiday at Home, is dedicated to the art of recreating your vacation back on your own turf.

Jason suggests that you can create a relaxed space that shares the curiosity and aesthetic of travel, in order to transport the “holiday” psychology to your everyday world. For example, if you like beach life or island resorts, he suggests keeping things coastal. “Motifs like stripes and anchors and anything with a nautical or tropical vibe, conjures up those laid-back feelings for me,” he explained.

The book, in collaboration with Sydney photographer Lauren Bamford, is filled with beautifully curated imagery of relaxed, beachside interiors, boutique hotels and road-trip snapshots to inspire your inner stylist.

The pair followed the sun and surf across the east coast of Australia to capture that holiday vibe ― described by Jason as “relaxed, uncluttered and not over-styled”.

“It really is about inspiring people to create a home that makes them feel happy,” he said. “Your home should be a haven; a space you really want to be in.”



Bringing your Holiday Happiness Home
Jason suggests keeping your interior styling relaxed and uncluttered to create a blissful sanctuary at home. Photo: Lauren Bamford.


Jason's top five styling tips for bringing holiday happiness back into your home:

  • Play with patterns. I’m a big fan of decorating with stripes which add a touch of poolside holiday to the home.
  • Add a splash of your favourite shade. Yellow is my favourite colour, so I can’t help but add touches of it here and there when I’m decorating.
  • Bring the outdoors in. Using indoor plants to decorate can create a happy, feel-good element to your home.
  • Add a little luxury. To me, luxury is comfort. Add a little luxury to your home by thinking sensually; concentrate on smells, visuals and feels. Spoiling yourself with small indulgences can do wonders for your everyday state of mind.



  • Remember the journey. Collect souvenirs and decorate your home with them. I collect something fun from every city I visit for a tangible memory.




Bringing your Holiday Happiness Home
Turning your home into a haven could be as simple as adding a splash of your favourite colour to your décor. Photo: Lauren Bamford.




Bringing your Holiday Happiness Home
Jason’s book Holiday At Home, in collaboration with Sydney photographer Lauren Bamford, is filled with beautifully curated imagery of relaxed, beachside interiors, boutique hotels and road-trip snapshots to inspire your inner stylist.