Summer travel equals Decorating Disasters?

Often times when travelling, Mr Call is prone to purchase local artisnal crafts. Then, when I get home, I say to myself " A fushcia serape? Really? What was I thinking??" Stick to your guns when in a foreign country and stick with souvenier decor that will coordinate with your already established schematic. If that's not possible, do what this smart couple did when travelling to Mexico. When they couldn't find handmade tiles that matched their interior, they commisioned them. Based off a Alexander Girard pattern they were able to download on their cell phone, the local craftsperson was able to fashion a set of tiles in a beautiful neutral palate for their home. Now, that is the correct way to commemorate an exotic trip.