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
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
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, $400
set of four butter spreaders – Malmaison, $495
pastry stand – Jardin d’Eden, $1160
rectangular tray – AG47, $370
magnifying glass – Alibi, $215
bowl – Transatlantique, Â $1750
necklace – Onde d’argent, $1650
necklace – Palmaceae, $2400
bangle – rivage
champagne cooler, $1700
Â Gorgeous, right? Oh, just so lovely!
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?
Rue du Mail
Rue le Notre
Rue le Notre
Place des Ã‰tats-Unis
Place des Ã‰tats-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.
No, no, I didn’t make a spelling error. Stumbling upon this soap at Droog made me laugh. The play on words with the famous Le Savon de Marseille is funny, right?
Le Savon de Marcel, 7.56 Euro
Interestingly enough, Le Savon de Marcel cube is also made in Marseille.
Olivia’s blog, Everyday Musings, is just gorgeous. She showcases beautifully her daily experiences with food, travel and photography. I’m completely hooked!
And yes – it definitely helps that Olivia’s current adventures are in France!
French retailer FNAC
is currently carrying a fabulous selection of white Nixon
products. I personally do not own a watch or a set of headphones but maybe I should reconsider. I’m loving the design of the following Nixon products:
Time Teller, Nixon, 69 Euros, at FNAC
Nixon whip headphones, 35 Euros, FNAC
Nixon trooper headphones, 59.90 Euros, at FNAC
Nixon Master Blaster headphones, 199.90 Euros, at FNAC
Images courtesy of FNAC. Nixon products also available here.