Vacation rentals have a reputation for bad décor. They're second homes that people may not have the money or time to decorate well, or (in many cases) they're just flat-out tacky, styled with kitschy knick-knacks and ugly bedspreads. These five international rental homes are just the opposite — open, airy, and tastefully decorated with simple furnishings.
- Chateau de Lartigolle in Gers, France: This six-bedroom vacation home outside of Toulouse skillfully balances rustic antiques with modern style and eclectic accessories.
- Destination BCN Rentals in Barcelona, Spain: This company owns holiday rentals in several Barcelona neighborhoods, including the Barri Gotic, Eixample, and Poble Sec. The décor is neutral, calm, and high-quality.
- Le Nid des Cigognes in Marrakech, Morocco: This 4-bedroom rental house has great bones, including arched doorways and tile floors. Patterned textiles are used to warm up the floors, walls, and furniture.
- COMMA Rental House in Daylesford, Australia: A 4-bedroom rental located 75 minutes outside of Melbourne, this farmhouse was decorated in a modern style by designer and artist Matt Martino.
- Maison de Mons in Provence, France: This rental home dates back to the 17th-century and was renovated by French architect, Henri Guydan, with interiors by Dutch designer, Arja Suddens. Each room features a carefully curated mix of antique art and accessories.
Photos: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1), Les Cignones (2), Destination BCN (3), Diana Snape Photography found via Desire to Inspire (4), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (5)