Finding Design Inspiration from a Cincinnati Airbnb

We find design inspiration in the places we stay when we travel. This Cincinnati Airbnb, a renovated space in a building from the 1890s, exceeded our expectations. 

Why not find inspiration while traveling? Vishion visited Cincinnati and selected a stunning Airbnb to help us find design inspiration. This Cincinnati Airbnb is in the heart of the city, walking distance from Over-the-Rhine’s top bars and restaurants, as well as Washington Park. As soon as you walk into the building you find a color palette of natural wood, off-white and taupe fill the tiles, wall and trim.

When you open the door into the apartment you’re instantly taken by the interior window, bringing additional light from the bedroom to the main living space. The taupe trim and doors, which we identified as Sherwin-Williams SW 2820 Downing Earth, elevate the rental apartment to an inspirational space.


Inside the Airbnb

The renovated apartment is an 1890s building, designed to maintain its’s historic integrity while including modern elements. The industrial-chic aesthetic features combine bamboo flooring with exposed masonry. Here are some pictures inside the space.

The view when you walk into the Cincinnati apartment.

The bedroom fills with natural light and a great window view of the natural elements surrounding the city of Cincinnati.

The bedroom’s key feature is an accent wall of exposed brick.

A modern half-bathroom with hints of history on its wall.

The pendant lights make this kitchen unique; a simple element that makes it feel that you’re staying in a luxurious space.

The stunning spiral staircase leading up to the 4th-floor apartment.


Using the Airbnb for design inspiration

When we visited the space, we used the Vishion app to find the key color palette in the apartment. We found the closest color to the boldest paint in the space was Sherwin-Williams SW 2820 Downing Earth. You can see in the video that we physically confirmed the color with a Sherwin-Williams palette guide to give us color confidence.

We searched for products matching our palette using the Vishion app. Here’s what we found.

Palmer Rug from Lulu & Georgia in Taupe.


Victorian Romance wallpaper from Arhaus.


The Oak Slice Dining Table from Industry West is one of a kind and able to adjust from a 55″ table to 86″ in less than a minute.

Maarten Baas Smoke Dining Chairs by Moooi, from Sotheby’s Home

Margolis Pendant from Arhaus.


Luzon Grasscloth Wallpaper from Arhaus


Use Vishion when you Airbnb

We love to use Vishion when we travel, especially when we stay in Airbnbs (including in New Orleans.) When you download the Vishion app, you can take the inspirational designs you see home with you. Find and save color palettes to your Vishion boards, as well as matching products. Get the Vishion app for your iPhone now.

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