Hotel to Home: Casa Cook Rhodes, Greece

I’m making note of the Casa Cook hotels now in case I ever make it to Greece in the future. Casa Cook – part of the Thomas Cook travel company – currently has two hotels in Greece. Casa Cook Kos is opening in July, and Casa Cook Rhodes has been open for about a year.

Both hotels look to be uber stylish, luxurious, and welcoming. I’m only showing you one of the outdoor spaces at Rhodes today, but I’m sure you’ll drool over the design of all the other spaces, too, if you have a browse through the gallery.

via Casa Cook Rhodes

If you have an outdoor space that you’d like to spruce up this summer, maybe give these items a try to recreate the ease of this gorgeous Greek hotel.

hammock, beach cover-up, pendant, butterfly chair, pillow, pillow, pillow, pillow

Hotel to Home: Hotel Eden, Rome

Andiamo a Roma! Let’s go to Rome!

Specifically, let’s zip on over to the Hotel Eden for a luxurious stay in one of the hotel’s classic rooms. The layers of white, cream, and beige makes each room warm and welcoming.

The Classic Room at Hotel Eden, Rome

While it may look out of reach, this design can definitely be translated into something affordable. A mix of high-low (as is my usual favourite) is something to aim for (hello cashmere throw!).

sofa, cashmere throw, headboard, pillow, sheet set, bench, mirror, peacock wallpaper


The Friday Five: Classic White Dressers

I’m looking to replace one of the dressers in my bedroom. If you’ve seen my house in the June issue of Style at Home (#WhiteCabanaxStyleatHome), then you know that I’ve got a bit of a French theme going on in there. I’d like a simple white/cream dresser that has more of an open bottom than anything solid. This will allow the air to travel through the vent underneath it.

dresser, $1199 USD, Pottery Barn Kids (spotted at Sarah Gunn’s home)

dresser, $1479 CAD, Wayfair

dresser, $2586 CAD, Ballard Designs

dresser, $893 USD, French Bedroom Company

dresser, starting at $999 USD, PB Teen

Have a great weekend, everyone! It’s a long weekend here, and you can be sure I’ll be taken advantage of some extra downtime.


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.

White 1921

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?






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.


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.


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.

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?