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.

Round Hill

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

I never tire of a white bathroom.






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.

Hotel Pulitzer, Buenos Aires

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






Hotel to Home: Ritz Carlton, Montreal, Quebec

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


Ritz Carlton bathroom (photo via

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!


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!






The Friday Five: Tiles Up to Here

I like fully tiled walls as much as I like Friday (and that’s a lot!)!


Architectural Digest (Meg Ryan’s loft in NYC)


Architectural Digest (Meg Ryan’s loft in NYC)


Christine Dovey’s kitchen

white-subway-tiles-bathroomRalph’s Coffee, via Kristen Nichols


The Style Nest (Jennifer Cavorsi Design)

Have a great weekend, dear readers!

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:


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




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?


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.


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

The Friday Five: Faves from the One Room Challenge

If you’re in the design or blogging world, you’ve likely already heard of the One Room Challenge. The ORC, as it is also called, gives designers, bloggers, and design enthusiasts a challenge to make over a room in a 6-week period. Challenge is right. As an observer, I love to see the transformations. I think just about any before-and-after is dramatic, even if they don’t include professional photography sessions that sometimes happen with the ORC rooms.

There’s a select group of 20 designers/enthusiasts who are officially ORC participants, and then there are another 200 or so (I think) who are guest participants. It’s all very fascinating, if you ask me. People really get into it, and the participants are fairly open about sharing their design vision and process.

Here are five end products that really caught my attention, but I would encourage you to check out all the ORC featured designers and guest participants if you’re looking to be inspired by traditional/modern/interesting design!


powder room, Wife in Progress (that floor!)


sun porch, Worthwhile Domicile (those shelves! that ceiling height!)


teen room, Vanessa Francis Design
(I love the addition of the trumpet and the story that goes with)


bedroom, Love on Sunday (I love Amy’s use of textures in her white bedroom.)


bathroom, Simplified Bee (such a luxurious shower space!)

A 6-week timeline for a room make-over…could you do it? Have you done it?

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.


The Garden Room, The Mayflower Grace


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

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