Hotel to Home: Boscolo, Nice, France

I realized earlier this week that I have been featuring hotels in this hotel to home series weekly since March 2016. That’s over a year’s worth of hotels! Isn’t that wild? There have been so many beautiful hotels that I’ve drooled over, and I certainly cannot pick a favourite! Can you?

I’m debating bringing this series to an end and starting something else (I have a few thoughts), but I’d love to have your input. Do I keep going with “Hotel to Home” series? What else would you like to see here on White Cabana? What would you like me to write about? What would you like to learn? What stories can I share?

While we’re all thinking about our next steps…

Let’s head on over to Nice, France, to look at the Boscolo hotel.

via Boscolo Hotel Nice

Here’s my version with the bed as really the most dramatic piece in the room:

bed, chair, desk, flowers, mirror, curtains, coffee cup, coffee pot

Save

Save

Save

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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Design: Christofle

Keeping up with the French theme, today I’m featuring some absolutely impressive items from Christofle. Why are beautiful French objets so darn pricey? Luxury doesn’t come cheap, right?

butter-dish-christofle

butter dish, $400

butter-spreaders-Christofle

set of four butter spreaders – Malmaison, $495

Christofle-pastry-stand

pastry stand – Jardin d’Eden, $1160

Christofle-tray

rectangular tray – AG47, $370

magnifying glass-Christofle

magnifying glass – Alibi, $215

Christofle-candelabra

candelabra, $1950

transatlantique-Christofle

bowl – Transatlantique,  $1750

necklace-Christofle

necklace – Onde d’argent, $1650

necklace-palmaceae-Christofle

necklace – Palmaceae, $2400

Christofle-bangle-rivage

bangle – rivage

Champagne-boule-Christofle

champagne cooler, $1700

 Gorgeous, right? Oh, just so lovely!

Travel: Dordogne, France

In the past, I managed to take a trip to Europe once a year…for study or work purposes or for family gatherings. Unfortunately these last few years, I haven’t had the chance to go. I know, how spoiled am I? I don’t mean to whine but I certainly have been dreaming of France these last few months. I miss the food, the people, the fashion, and the cobble-stone streets.

A friend recently sent me a link to this place – Les Jonquilles in the Dordogne – where she’ll be spending a couple of weeks this spring. Browsing the photos made me instantly want to book a trip. I love the simplicity of this home. It’s both rustic and modern and who can resist a typically French white bistro set? I can almost smell the fresh countryside air!

LES JONQUILLES_France_3 LES JONQUILLES_France_2 LES JONQUILLES_France_1 LES JONQUILLES_France_4 LES JONQUILLES_France_5 LES JONQUILLES_France_6 LES JONQUILLES_France_7 LES JONQUILLES_France_8 LES JONQUILLES_France_9

Images courtesy of Pure France. Many thanks to Therese for sending this my way.

Design: So-An Architecture

Isabelle Stanislas and Leiko Oshima are the design duo behind Paris-based architecture firm So-An Architecture. Their work, which can be found beyond the borders of France, is mostly modern with a few quirky twists. The firm creates dramatic dramatic spaces which are filled with rich products and neutral colours. So-An has completed incredible projects in architecture, interior design, retail spaces and events and have worked with companies including Cartier, Zadig and Voltaire and Novotel. Let’s have a look, shall we?

white loft

Rue du Mail

Rue le Notre

Rue le Notre

Place des États-Unis

Place des États-Unis

I love the marble-clad bathroom in the last space. Black matte fixtures are so in vogue!

Which of the above spaces are you most attracted to?

Photos courtesy of So-An Architecture.

Many thanks to Alessandro V. for sending this my way.