Two for Tuesday: Glass Cabinet

Cabinets reminiscent of old medicine cabinets have been in the marketplace for quite some time. We often see them in bathrooms filled with towels and toiletries, but I also think they look right at home in an office.

Here are two versions (high/low).

Fabrikor glass door cabinet, $199 CAD, Ikea

pharmacy cabinet, $1646 USD (member), Restoration Hardware

Hotel to Home: Santa Clara 1728, Lisbon

The Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon, Portugal is a small hotel with plenty of style. The tiled bathrooms, wood plank flooring, and linens look to be of the highest quality. I grabbed a photo of a dining space for today’s hotel to home inspiration. It’s definitely an easy-to-recreate space.

via Santa Clara 1728

Here’s the look I created inspired by the Santa Clara:

tablecloth, chair, dish set, glasses, lavender centrepiece, cutlery set, napkins

House to Home: The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town

We are going all the way to South Africa today to Cape Town’s The Cellars-Hohenort. This 5-star hotel is luxurious and comfortable. Easy and welcoming. The mix of white and soft blue, pink, and green make each room unique.

I’m taking us into one of the sitting areas today and recreating the look for home.

via Cellars-Hohenort

arm chair, vintage bentwood rocker, sofa, mantelpiece, art, art, art, chair, ottoman


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…


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.


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


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

Marketplace: Night Stands

Now that the bed of my dreams is perfectly in place (minus the mattress, of course), I’m on the hunt for a pair of suitable nightstands. My bed is French, so I might opt for something French provincial in style (but plain-ish) to go with it…or something else.

What I’m discovering so far in my search is that (a) I’m very particular (too short, too tall, too skinny, too fat, too traditional, too modern), (b) new nightstands can be super pricey, and (c) finding a pair of vintage nightstands seems practically impossible.

That said, here are some versions that caught my eye and that might go with my bed (but not necessarily my budget…and I’d likely have to repaint them, too).


24″ Maison closed nightstand, $895, Restoration Hardware


20″ Empire rosette closed nightstand, $795, Restoration Hardware


Louis XVI 24″ closed nightstand, $560 (on sale), Restoration Hardware


Louis XVI 24″ narrow open nightstand, $490 (on sale), Restoration Hardware (the Louis XVI collection is my fave…and it would go very well with my bed)


Bellina nightstand, $599, Restoration Hardware


Liane side table, $339, Restoration Hardware


lacquered regency nightstand, $698, Anthropologie (this would provide some interesting contrast, but it’s likely not the right style. i do find it interesting)


Grasse nightstand, $498, Anthropolgie (I like the curved stems, but it’s the wrong colour)


Robin 1 drawer night stand, $195, Wayfair


Horton bachelor’s chest, $395, Wayfair


Gallinas 1 drawer nightstand, $75, Wayfair


Weaver 1 drawer nightstand, $265, Wayfair


Stardust 2 drawer nightstand, $290, Wayfair

Notting+Hill+3+Drawer+ChestNotting Hill bachelor’s chest, $699, Wayfair


French provincial nightstands, $450, Kijiji

John-Widdicomb-1st Dibs

John Widdicomb nightstands, $1250, 1st Dibs

HCH6YC3_mxBernhardt Audrey nightstand, $799, Horchow

Any other ideas as to where I might find an (affordable) set of nightstands?

Marketplace: Dreaming of a New Bed

I have been searching for a unique headboard that fits my style and budget for a few months now, and I have come up empty. Honestly. I cannot find much that I like. How is that possible?¬†I featured these headboards last month,¬†and they’re¬†alright, but I don’t love any of them enough to make them my own.

I do keep coming back to this French bed. I just love the curved footboard:


Eloquence Sophia

The French beds below have also grabbed my attention. I like the carvings and the caning These beds are much more feminine than other pieces of furniture that I own, and I like that they remind me of France.


chateau upholstered bed


Eloquence Louis XVI King Cane


Blanca cane bed


French Bergere bed

The Sophie – and the others above – are¬†pricey, and at the moment, I¬†am trying to concentrate on my next big reno, rather than a major furniture purchase. I do really want a bed, but I also can’t decide if I should go for a queen or king bed. Queen is plenty big, but king is oh, so, fabulous. A king¬†is just so grand.

In addition to the French beauties, I also lean toward simple boxed beds as well as tufted beds, scrollwork beds, metal beds, and upholstered beds. I’m sort of just scattered. Just when I think I know what I like and want, things change.¬†Here are some beds that I think are pretty, but I’m not certain any of them are me. You know? I thought I’d document them so that I can keep this as a handy reference guide. Maybe in another month, one of them will continue to be floating around in my mind, which will force me to just bite the bullet and make a purchase.

Category A: Boxy

1. I like the extreme boxiness of this bed.


Bradford linen bed

2. This bed is airy boxy. I like that the bed is basically floating.


white deco bed

3. This bed is the classic box bed. A squared off headboard paired with a normal bed skirt. I prefer beds that have a footboard, I think.


Noe slipcovered headboard and skirt

Category B: Tufted

1. I think I actually like the fluffy duvet more than the tufted, curved, and notched headboard. This bed looks really comfortable.


Henley tufted bed

2. This is in between curvy and boxy. I thought I really liked it, but now that I’m staring at it, I can’t tell if the middle bump looks more like a mistake than an intentional design.


Davidson tufted bed

3. Here’s a squared off lightly tufted headboard with a wrap-around base. It looks really neat and sleek. I don’t think i could every make my sheets that tight.


Quadrant California bed

Category C: Velvet

1. There’s only one bed in this category because velvet is a new addition to my bed brainstorm. I haven’t found many that I like, but I seem to really like the one below. I think I would like it better if it had a more substantial footboard. Still, I think I might add velvet to my headboard searches from now on. It’s so luxurious.


Kelly velvet wingback bed

Category D: French Inspired

1.¬†I don’t mind this bed, but I¬†haven’t fallen in love with it. It’s a nice option.


Palais upholstered bed

2. I like the simplicity of the wood frame and white upholstery, but I think I would prefer this bed if it had straight edges. The angled frame seems to diminish the grandeur of this bed. I like that it has a decent sized footboard.


Marie upholstered bed

3. I¬†really like the bed below. It feels like modern French to me. It’s not crisp white like some of the other versions, but it feels feminine and warm.


woven accent bed

4. I love the cane detail in the bed below. It’s a very simple no-fuss bed frame.


Harbour cane bed

5. The bed below also has a French flavour to it. It’s a classic design. It’s tidy, feminine, and pretty. I think it would look great with¬†additional throw pillows.


Gray Louis bed

6. The bed below looks like the bed above except it doesn’t have the added finials/mini posts. It’s a good looking bed, but nothing really out of the ordinary.


Larsson bed

Category E: Spindles

1. Here’s a¬†Jenny-Lind-for-adults bed. I like the spindles, but I don’t think I want a four-poster bed at the moment.


Gwendoline spindle bed

Category F: Metal

1. I originally thought that I could easily do a metal bed, but now I’m realizing that it has to be a really beautiful metal bed. My sister has the most gorgeous metal bed in her guest room. I wonder if she would notice if I took it back home with me. I haven’t seen anything quite like hers in the marketplace. The ones that are more common have simple lines and frames.¬†Here’s a curved version:


coventry arched steel bed

2. Here’s a straightforward rectangular shape:


Braden steel panel bed

3. Here’s a no-fuss airy version:


Imogene metal bed

Category G: Unique

1. I think I would really love having a peacock headboard like the one below.¬†I think it could look really cool against a white wall for the white-on-white look (as in my home). I think I really do prefer a full bed frame package though,¬†and I haven’t seen a version of this peacock headboard that comes with a footboard.


Seahorse headboard

2. I think the headboard below is really a work of art.


Georgine headboard

There are¬†so many options! How’s a girl to decide?


I prepared the above post, and was set to publish it,¬†but then more beds came my way. Hope you’re not sleeping yet as I have more beds to share!¬†A couple of¬†weeks ago, I was at a friend’s house and took a double-take at¬†the furniture in her kid’s nursery. Yes, a nursery. Her little girl’s bedroom¬†set is¬†French and feminine and lovely. When my friend¬†said that eventually she was going to get a queen bed to match the set, I had to ask her where it was from. When she said it was from Restoration Hardware, I wondered why I had never noticed it there? “Probably because you weren’t looking in the kids’¬†section, Jordana,” she said. Yeah. Exactly. Well, now I am! In addition to this pretty¬†bedroom set¬†that my friend¬†bought for her¬†daughter, Restoration Hardware has plenty of¬†gorgeous French beds. Who knew?

I think I might have to have this one:



Belle upholstered bed, Restoration Hardware

Isn’t it gorgeous? I just love it. Luckily, it does actually come in a queen version. I’d really like to see¬†the queen-sized bed in person to make sure that an actual¬†adult¬†can fit in it. You know?

A few others from Restoration Hardware (Child & Baby) that I like are:


Adele bed, Restoration Hardware


Quatrefoil bed, Restoration Hardware

The adult¬†bed collections are much more substantial and heavy; there’s nothing dainty or light about any of them (well, maybe only¬†the Lorraine¬†or the Josephine). Do any of¬†you have experience with Restoration Hardware beds? What are the chances that the¬†Belle will look adult-sized in a queen? Let the bed hunt continue…

Images via Crate & Barrel, One Kings Lane, Serena & Lily, West Elm.