Hotel to Home

Hotel to Home: Palazzinag, Venice

Let’s show some love to the land of gondolas today, shall we? I’m taking you inside the luxurious Palazzinag hotel in Venice.

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Here’s my interpretation – complete with Venetian mirror, marble topped bistro table, and unique Fornasetti chair.

Venetian mirror, Fornasetti chair, bistro table, curtains, end table, lamp, white linens, drinking glasses

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Hotel to Home: Round Hill Hotel, Jamaica

Did you hear the news about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spending some time in Jamaica to celebrate a friend’s wedding? While I definitely read an article or two about the public outing and relationship status, I happily clicked onto the website of the Round Hill Hotel and Villas – the site of the wedding. There are so many beautiful spaces in this luxury hotel, but I’m zooming in on a beautiful white bathroom for today’s hotel to home post.

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tub, vanity set, mirror, faucet, metal hotel rack, towels, basket, robe

I never tire of a white bathroom.

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Hotel to Home: Ocean House, Rhode Island

I think I have wanted to stay at every single hotel I have featured in this Hotel to Home series. And today’s hotel is no exception. The Ocean House in Rhode island is a gorgeous Relais & Chateaux property with spectacular ocean views.

Each room is pretty, but it’s this Beach Rose Suite that caught my attention because of its kitchen. I haven’t yet featured a kitchen in this series, so here we go!

And here’s my take on this very classic kitchen style:

kitchen cabinets, stainless steel knob, subway tile, fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave, faucet, quartz countertop, utensils

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Hotel to Home: White 1921, Courchevel, France

When I was living in France in my 20s, I joined a group on a ski trip to the Pyénées. I was fairly adventurous at the time, and even though I wasn’t much of a skiier, I was eager for the trip. I remember having a great time overall, but what I remember the most is going on the wrong chairlift, being dropped off on a mountain that was way too advanced for my skills, and walking down the mountain. Not fun. But also sort of fun because I was with a friend and we laughed as we hiked down. I think I have only skied once or twice since then. I think I’m more of a cross-country skier or snowshoe fan at this point in my life – even though I’ve never tried either.

All things considered, though, if I found myself in the ski area of Courchevel, France, and staying at the White 1921, I’d be happy. Look at the views! And look at this bright, modern bedroom.

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Here’s my take on the look:

pendant light, wall decals, bed, duvet cover, Nespresso, pillows, rug, sheet set

Do you have any successful – or challenging – ski stories you’d like to share?

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Hotel to Home: Naumi Hotel, Singapore

We’re traveling to Singapore today to check out the Naumi hotel. The rooms are unique and well-appointed, but it’s this bathroom that’s today’s focus.

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tub, room divider, towels, tiles, mirror, vanity, flowers, candle

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Hotel to Home: B2 Boutique Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland

We are traveling to one of my favourite countries today – Switzerland! While I spent most of my time in the small – but extremely luxurious – town of Gstaad during my visits to Switzerland, I have been fortunate to see many parts of the country.

Zurich, for example, is one city worth visiting because of the art, festivals, and architecture. If you go, perhaps you’ll consider staying at today’s feature hotel – the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa.

Here’s my take:

bed, bench, pendant lights, black chair, curtains, dining chair, table, blanket

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Hotel to Home: Blow Up Hall 5050, Poznan, Poland

We are going back to Europe, but today, we’re going to Poland! I haven’t taken you to Poland in this series, but I’ve been coming across a lot of beautifully designed hotels there, so it’s about time we see something up-close.

Today, I’m featuring a sleek white and grey bedroom in the Blow Up Hall 5050 in Poznan.

photos via Great Small Hotels

Tom Dixon mirror ball pendant, wingback headboard, pillow, curtains, throw, RH Modern swivel chair, white sheet set

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Hotel to Home: A Little Parisian Kitchen

Okay – so today’s “hotel” is technically an AirBnB option, but let’s ignore that for a moment, shall we? It’s a place to stay while you’re traveling, and I think it’s a perfect option for today’s hotel to home post…especially since I’m working with the apartment’s  kitchen, and I rarely do kitchens (or have I ever?) on this series. Plus – it’s in Paris!

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I’m not offering a full kitchen design, but more like some options for some modern and functional products for your existing kitchen. Have a look and let me know if anything strikes your fancy!

Ikea cabinets, Ikea faucet, Cuisinart toaster, Nespresso machine, wood tray, Ikea plant pot, mugs, cutting board,

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Hotel to Home: Hotel Pulitzer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

I haven’t taken us to South America in my Hotel to Home series yet, have I? I honestly can’t remember, but my hotel searches rarely take me there. Maybe I’ll make more of an effort to explore the south in 2017.

Today we are heading to the hip Hotel Pulitzer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This hotel is glam, chic, sleek, and inviting. While I do think the bathroom design is beautiful, I’ve opted to rework one of its bedrooms.

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Ikea curtains, West Elm headboard, white dresser, Etsy art, Etsy art, CB2 leather butterfly chair, CB2 desk lamp, plant

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Hotel to Home: Chateau de Berne, France

I haven’t taken us to France in quite some time in this series, so we’re going today. We’re off to Chateau de Berne, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, in the south of France.

classic room – Chateau de Berne

Of course, if you can’t make it to Provence, but you’d like to recreate some of the French flair in your own bedroom, here are some ideas to get you thinking.

bedside table, dresser, table lamp, silver table lamp, tufted bench, side table, faux fur pillow, silver pillows, cashmere throw, white curtains, duvet cover

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Hotel to Home: Airplane Luxury

Let’s talk luxury, shall we? Luxury is this bathroom:

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via Kestrel Aviation

Why is this bathroom so luxurious? Why are the windows reflected in the mirror so small? Oh, you know, it’s because this is an airplane. An airplane! (See more photos via HGTV.)

If you’re looking to recreate this look on solid ground*, the design board below might ensure a smooth take off.*

vanity mirror, wall mirror, double vanity, Frette towels, Frette bathrobe, Chanel perfume, tile

*I cannot help myself. Hope you’re laughing!

 

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Hotel to Home: Ritz Carlton, Montreal, Quebec

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We are staying close to home in today’s Hotel to Home feature. We’re heading on over to the luxurious Ritz Carlton Montreal.

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Ritz Carlton bathroom (photo via Expedia.ca)

This white bathroom is easy to recreate in your own home. Mix white tiles with a built-in tub and a marble-topped wood vanity. Add a plush robe and towels, too, of course!

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terry robe, white stool, scale, magnifying mirror, mirror, sink faucet, towel, double vanity, flowers

Remember when I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota? It was a great treat!

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Hotel to Home: Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

You don’t need to twist my arm to get me back to Italy. Let’s go take a peek inside one of the rooms in Positano’s Le Sirenuse.

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Le Sirenuse

The bright white room remains simple with white linens and slipcovers, and has a few wood pieces and colourful pillows to break up the white. You don’t need much in a room like this because the real focus is the beautiful views of the ocean!

If you’re looking to recreate this feeling in your own bedroom (or living room, actually!), you might be inspired by this:

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sofa, duvet, curtains, art, sconce, coffee table, rug, pillow, pillow, slipper chair, tufted slipper chair, desk, lamp

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Hotel to Home: Aman Tokyo, Japan

I would like to go to Japan. It has been on my mind for a couple of years now, and I had it on my to do list last year, but then I had the chance to go to Italy, and I could not pass up on that opportunity.

But this year, Japan is back on my mind. Don’t be surprised if you see Japanese hotels pop up on my hotel to home series. Today, I’m sharing a peek into the Aman Tokyo.

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Aman Tokyo

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bed, bed linens, throw blanket, rug, table lamp, console table, vase, art

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Hotel to Home: Quirk, Richmond, Virginia

I’m taking us back to the United States for today’s hotel-to-home post because I recently learned about the Quirk Hotel, and I was eager to recreate the design. Let’s head on over to this charming boutique hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

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Quirk Hotel

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bed, scallop table, sconce, rug, curtains, art, bed linens, flowers

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Hotel to Home: Greydon House, Nantucket

Nantucket’s Greydon House is today’s hotel-to-home destination. The rooms are traditional and bright.

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Here’s my interpretation of the Greydon House bathroom:

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mirror, washstand, toilet, basket, basket, towels, shelf, sconce, soap, faucet

Read more about Greydon House in this recent Architectural Digest feature.

Hotel to Home: White Ivory Bed and Breakfast, Bangkok, Thailand

I don’t think I’ve taken you to Bangkok yet on this hotel to home series. Shall we go check out a bright bed and breakfast? The White Ivory looks clean, inviting, and sophisticated.

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White Ivory Bed and Breakfast, Bangkok, Thailand

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bed, nightstand, bed linen, art, sconce, elephant bank

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Hotel to Home: Cavo Tagoo, Santorini, Greece

Cavo Tagoo in Santorini, Greece is a stunning hotel. The rooms are modern and bright, and the views of the ocean are exactly as you’d want them to be!

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copper sink, faucet, quilt, shams, mirror, silver mirror, monstera leaf art, bed

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Hotel to Home: Cape View Clifton, Cape Town

We’re taking the long journey to Cape Town, South Africa today to Cape View Clifton‘s luxury guesthouses. These suites have beautiful finishes, functional kitchens, and the views are spectacular.

I’ve opted to zoom in on one of the white bathrooms of this hotel.1480106-cape-view-clifton-cape-town-africa

Here’s what I’ve recreated for your home:

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sink, toilet, freestanding tub, art, chair, faucet, mirrored cabinet, glass shelf, towel

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Hotel to Home: Ritz Carlton, Riyadh

It’s been another hectic week on my end, so I’m a couple of blog posts behind. Since it’s a rainy day, I thought I would take this opportunity to catch up and put on the final touches of some of my draft posts.

I’m taking us all to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today to experience opulence. The Ritz Carlton, Riyadh is full of jaw-dropping design. White and gold combined with sculptures, grand staircases, and beautiful tile work in the spa make this hotel one to remember.

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Here’s my creation inspired by the Ritz Carlton Riyadh (warning: most of the items I’ve included do not come cheap!):

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life size cast bronze horse’s head, Oushak rug, brass and Murano glass floor lamp, meta pedestal, pearl marble dining table, Murano chandelier, Schumacher Nasrid Palace wallpaper, plant

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Hotel to Home: The Okyroe, Mykonos, Greece

I’ve been browsing the Luxury Retreats website ever since I saw that The Bucket List Family stayed at a gorgeous place in Mykonos, Greece (watch their video). I believe they stayed at the Okyroe, the villa I’m featuring in today’s hotel to home:

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Okyroe, photo via Luxury Retreats

The Okyroe villa sleeps ten (5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) and costs $1,307-$3,105 per night. This is not your average hotel. This is a luxury retreat!

I opted to recreate the living room because I really liked the look of the circular mirror above the fireplace. That was my starting off point for today’s recreation.

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round mirror set, sofa, armchair, coffee table, floor lamp, ceramic vase, art

The total cost for all of the above items is approximately $1800…likely cheaper than a one night stay in the retreat!

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Hotel to Home: Casa Angelina, Amalfi, Italy

Would you come to the Amalfi Coast with me today? I barely had to twist your arm, right?

Casa Angelina is soaked in white and the beach and sea beyond the balcony doors is as  beautiful as you might expect.

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Casa Angelina

The low profile platform bed means that no view to the outdoors is obstructed. The inclusion of silver lamps and grey linens breaks up all the white. Below is my redo of the deluxe suite shown above:

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Bertoia chair, desk, floor lamp, desk lamp, bed frame, chest of drawers, sheet set, pillow, grey throw, plant, candle

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Hotel to Home: The Jefferson, Washington, DC

We’re traveling to Washington, DC today to check into the luxurious Jefferson. The hotel has high ratings, and absolutely stunning suites. The decor is traditional in style, but it doesn’t look stuffy or intimidating as I find sometimes can happen in these types of spaces.Jefferson-Washington-Hotel

I had a go at recreating the space. Here’s what I came up with:

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vintage upholstered bed, slipper chair, side table, Bergere chair, lamp, cashmere throw, orchids, pillow

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Hotel to Home: Luxury Travel with Singapore Airlines

I thought I’d go up in the air for today’s hotel to home – as in an actual airplane! I have yet to experience anything but economy class in my years of traveling (last time I tried to upgrade to a nearly-empty business class on a Copenhagen-Toronto flight, I actually couldn’t. As in, noone would help me process the upgrade. Story for another day…), so my jaw nearly dropped when I had a peek into Singapore Airlines’ stunning suites and first class cabins. Yes, I said suites…with actual doors! On an airplane! Want to see what I’m talking about? Read on.

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via FlightFox

So how do you create this look at home? With a simple colour palette, of course! Here’s what I’ve got in mind…

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white bedding with brown trim, storage bin, tray, champagne flutes, mirror, coasters, headphones

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Hotel to Home: The Palladian, Seattle, WA

I came across The Palladian on Apartment 34 and my jaw dropped. The hotel is stunning. I’ve never been to Seattle…hmm…

I wanted to recreate so many of the rooms, but since I’ve done quite a few bedrooms recently, I thought I’d move into the bathroom for today’s hotel to home post.

The Palladian, A Kimpton Hotel, Seattle. Designed by Nicole Hollis.

The Palladian, A Kimpton Hotel, Seattle. Designed by Nicole Hollis.

photo via Apartment 34

White-Cabana-inspired by Palladian

mirror, faucet, vanity, towels, sconce, soap, art, easel

I just love the addition of the old portrait artwork, don’t you? It’s sort of unexpected in a bathroom, isn’t it?

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Hotel to Home: Lloyd’s Inn, Singapore

Shall we take a little trip to Singapore today? Yes, let’s.

I would love to travel to Singapore in the next few years. While I was there when I was very little, I definitely don’t remember a thing about it! I’d love to see the sights, take in the architecture, and observe how people live (so darn curious, I am!).

I came across so many lovely hotels in my online travel dream research, but for today, I’m taking a closer peek into a room at Lloyd’s Inn.

In the Skyroom, you’ll notice that the bathtub is outside. This is the case in other suites as well. I love it. How exotic and luxurious!

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Here’s my take:White-Cabana-bedroom-design-Hotel to home

Kohler tub, tub filler, plants, plant pot, bed frame, window, Frette duvet cover, bed pillow

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Hotel to Home: Bedroom at the Wythe Hotel

We haven’t been to Brooklyn yet in this series, have we? Let’s head on over to this hip city today, okay? The Wythe Hotel is a perfect spot for us to relax. Just check out this bedroom!

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queen room, Wythe Hotel

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bed frame, sheet set, sconce, wallpaper, vintage radio, chest of drawers,

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Hotel to Home: Hall Bed & Breakfast, Florence, Italy

The Hall bed and breakfast is a dream of a place for any lover of white design. Each room offers such beautiful design, and I’d easily move right on in. Living in white in Tuscany? How could anyone say no?

Let’s have a look at one of the rooms, shall we?

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Isn’t it serene? The elements in this space are easy to recreate in your home if it’s an aesthetic that pleases you. Below is my take on this room.

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headboard, wall light, blanket, night stand, grey pillow, beige pillow, chair, bar cart, art, tea cups

Hotel to Home: Design and Wine Hotel, Portugal

We’re heading over to Portugal today to check into the Design & Wine Hotel in Caminha.

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I do not know how they do this, but the room rotates with the sun! Isn’t that the coolest thing? It sounds pretty high-tech to me!

The room (I think it’s shown in black and white in the photo above) has a ridiculously simple design. The use of multiples (in the art, water) is very striking and easy to recreate at home. Here’s what it inspired me to put together:

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art, sheet set, blinds, water, glass

Catch up on all the posts in my Hotel to Home series.

Hotel to Home: Stockholm, Sweden

I haven’t yet taken us to Scandinavia in this hotel-to-home series, have I? Let’s do it today, shall we? Grab your virtual passport and let’s head on over to the Görvälns Slott hotel 25km north of Stockholm, Sweden. It sits on the shores of Lake Mälaren at the heart of the Görväln Nature Reserve in Järfälla. Sounds pretty idyllic.

This bathroom is just about perfect, isn’t it?

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mirror, tiles, votives, sink, makeup mirror, candelabra, rug, towel, plant pot

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I love the candelabra on the window sill. I hadn’t noticed it when I first pulled the photo. Isn’t it luxe?

Hotel to Home: Cobblers Cove, Barbados

I’ve only been to the Caribbean once on a cruise a few years ago. It was a glorious week-long vacation where my hardest decision was about what bikini I should wear. The trip was wonderful, and I’d definitely be open to cruisin’ again. Our itinerary on that trip led us to various places in the Caribbean – St. Lucia, Aruba, St. Kitts, and Curacao – which gave me a glimpse into the Caribbean way of island life.

Thinking about that part of the world, I have decided to take us to Cobblers Cove, which is a Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island of Barbados.

Cobblers Cove’s ocean-front suites look to be rich without being stuffy. As the hotel website announces, Cobblers Cove is where “cool colonial style meets gracious Caribbean living”. I mean, doesn’t that sound ideal? You wouldn’t have to twist my arm to have me stay in any of the rooms, but the Colleton at the Great House is my preferred suite, design-wise.

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Colleton suite, Cobblers Cove, Barbados

Using the Colleton suite as inspiration, here’s the room that I’ve put together for today’s hotel-to-home.

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bed, chaise, lamp, mirror, desk, chair, pineapple pillow, pineapple pillow, green pillow, plant, pineapple, rug, art, bed linens

Putting this room together has reminded me that I think I need a pineapple somewhere in my home.

Hotel to Home: The Mayflower Grace, Washington

We’ve traveled quite a ways already in this Hotel to Home series, but today we’re staying in North America. Let’s have a peek inside The Mayflower Grace, a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Washington.

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The Garden Room, The Mayflower Grace

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side table, chaise, orchids, doors, curtains, glasses

Hotel to Home: Palazzo Dama, Italy

Today, we’re entering the 5-star luxury hotel called the Palazzo Dama in Rome, Italy. I know, I know, it’s tough to be surrounded by such luxury. Let’s try our best, shall we?

The Palazzo Dama is a stunning property…

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Gorgeous, right? It’s stunning on the inside, too. Just look at these rooms!

Since I’ve featured so many bedrooms and living spaces since I began this Hotel to Home series, I thought it might be nice to feature a new space. As such, I’ve decided that we should head into one of Palazzo Dama’s marble-filled bathrooms.

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Here’s my how-to-do-it-home recreation:

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mirror, sink, towels, tiles, faucet, shower head, small mirror, sconce, toiletries

Hotel to Home: Macalister Mansion in Malaysia

Let’s jet off to Malaysia today, shall we?

Today, I’m bringing you to the Macalister Mansion in Georgetown, Penang. Condé Nast put this hotel on its 2013 hot list, and it only takes a moment to discover why. This restored colonial mansion (built in the early 1900s) is luxurious and charming. The eight rooms are individually designed and feature beautiful furnishings and art.

Room 6 caught my attention because of the art above the bed. It is a commissioned piece by Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan called “Sailing the Celestial Sea”. Oooh…I love all the “s” sounds in that title! The porcelain ship pieces were hand cast, and the work was inspired by the sea voyages of Sir Norman Macalister who was one of the first British Governors of Penang from 1808-1810 (when Penang was known as Prince of Wales Island).

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Macalister Mansion

If I were to infuse the feeling of Room 6 into a new space, here’s what I might include:

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bed, nightstand, table, armchair, hangers, sheet set, art, rug, speaker, lamp

Hotel to Home: San Giorgio in Mykonos

Feel like jetting off to Mykonos? Yeah, me too. Let’s go take a tour of the luxurious-bohemian-styled San Giorgio!

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Oh, right, we can’t manage a trip to Mykonos at the moment, can we? Well, we can recreate the breezy bedroom look at home though. Here we go!

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peacock chair, bench, round rug, gauze canopy, stool, curtains, bedspread, suzani pillow

Hotel to Home: Riad Mena in Marrakesh

Let’s travel to Marrakesh, Morocco today, shall we? The Riad Mena hotel is stunning, and I think it deserves a little White Cabana attention.

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Riad Mena

And here’s a look at my recreation of this serene bedroom:

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pagoda light, grey bench, pom pom pillow, pom pom throw, curtains, white linens, floor lamp

The shades of whites and greys with the pop of red really caught my attention.

See more photos of the gorgeous Riad Mena here.

Hotel to Home: Monochrome and Wood in Paris

Who wants to go to Paris? Oh, I do! I do! If I had an endless sum of money, I’d go once a month just to get a croissant and baguette!

The Hotel Panache in Paris isn’t a classic Parisan hotel, but it sure does impress. I love this unique bentwood headboard against monochromatic, subtle prints.

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Hotel Panache

And here’s what the room inspired me to create:

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headboard, pillow, bed linens, chandelier, wallpaper, shelf, chair

Hotel to Home: The Serras, Barcelona, Spain

We were in Florida in last week’s Hotel to Home series, but now we’re crossing the Atlantic and heading to Barcelona. The Serras Hotel‘s black and white decor is sharp and graphic, but the injection of wood-framed mirrors and wood side tables add a natural element, which many people appreciate.

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The Serras – Barcelona

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mirror, side table, bed linens, sconce, door, bath accessory collection, towels, wallpaper

Hotel to Home: Four Seasons Palm Beach

Today, I’m taking you on a virtual trip to the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Florida to check out the gorgeous creamy suites and to then offer a recreation of them.

The living room in this suite is done in shades of white with hints of wood and gold. The view is spectacular, too, isn’t it? I would never close those lush curtains if I stayed here.

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Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Cooper swivel chair, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Vienna square table, Crate & Barrel console, CB2 planter, Minted mod garden art print, sofa, curtains

The bedroom is done in the same creamy palette, and the beachy artwork brings in the greenery from outside. The hints of wood and gold from the living room are brought into the bedroom through the desk and lamps.

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bed, table lamp, floor lamp, pillow, chair, desk, throw pillows, throw, nightstand, art

Thanks to Rox-Anne for suggesting the Four Seasons Palm Beach for my Hotel to Home series.

 

Hotel to Home: Stripes in Rio

How did you like the first edition of my new Hotel to Home series? Last week, we travelled to Portugal’s Farol Hotel. It has stunning views and fresh interiors, doesn’t it? Well, you might need to put your dream vacation to Portugal on hold while I take you to this bold hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

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Are you digging the stripes and the bold black and white? If so, here are some things you can do to transport this look into your own home:

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striped wallpaper, pillows, lamp, side table, bed linens, art, art

What do you think of the stripes in this room design? Could you live with them? In your bedroom?

Hotel to Home: Introducing a New Thursday Series

Dear readers – As you know, I’ve let go of my 20 Below on Tuesdays and replaced it with Two for Tuesday. On Thursdays, I’m considering starting a hotel-to-home series.

As you may know, I love, love, love to travel, and I love staying in the best possible hotels that are friendly on my wallet. I love my real life, but I also like to escape it, and as soon as I enter an airport, get in the car for a drive, or walk through a hotel lobby, I always feel like I’m transported into another world. I will always make room for travel in my schedule and in my budget. (Yes, I know I over-used the word “love” here.)

Anyway, enough with the preamble. In this hotel-to-home series, I’m planning on first featuring a hotel, and then I’ll propose some ways to bring the same design feel into your home.

Let’s get right into it, shall we? Today, I’m taking you all the way to Portugal to the waterfront Farol Hotel.

farol_02_2Farol Hotel, Portugal

This Amor room is white-white-white, and the view looks to be quite spectacular. If you like this design, and would like to recreate it in your own home (with or without the view), here’s what you’ll need:

Inspired-by-Farol-hotel-White-Cabana

pendant light, chaise, Robert Indiana miniature LOVE sculpture, bed linens, console table, art print

What do you think about this series? Honestly, I’m not quite sure how it will work, but I imagine that if I do this for the remainder of 2016, I’ll be able to feature 30-40 hotels. So, if you know of one (high on the white/black/grey colour scheme) that I should feature, please let me know!