The work of Australian interior design firm Decus impresses me.
Even in homes that have a very white aesthetic (like mine), natural elements are a welcome addition. A piece of furniture or a small decorative bowl in wood, rattan, raffia, or wicker adds instant warmth to a space that is white-dominant. The spaces here prove just that.
via Style Curator
As you can see, the addition of natural textures works in modern and traditional spaces.
I came across this photo on my Pinterest travels, and I fell in love with it. Look at those windows! This is an incredible space, and there’s even more goodness around the whole home.
Who else goes on Realtor multiple times a week? A day? An hour? It can totally suck you in if you’re curious about real estate, right? Realtor (and the Canadian Real Estate Association) was one of the sponsors at BlogPodium, and I think the crowd laughed when we were asked the same questions prior to the Realtor-sponsored presentation! It’s hilarious. We’re either curious about our own neighbourhood, dreaming of other neighbourhoods (or cottages!), or, if you’re like me, you’re interested in the design details of the homes for sale.
I’ve been gathering images of white interior spaces from Realtor, and today seems like as good as time as any to finally hit publish on this post.
64 Hillcrest Dr., London, Ontario, $1,250,000 CAD
525 Princess Ave., London, Ontario, $1,649,900 CAD
686 Franklinway Cr. , London, Ontario, $2,995,000
6620 Concession 1, Puslinch, Ontario, $5,499,000
18A Westmount Park Rd., Toronto, Ontario, $10,018,000
361 Inglewood Dr., Toronto, Ontario, $8,380,000
16 Ashwood Cres., Toronto, Ontario, $2,548,000
4381 Lakeshore Rd., Clarington, Ontario, $2,500,000
Cool, right? I know these homes are listed in the millions, so if you come across any others below the million-dollar mark that you think are beautiful-in-white, get in touch!
I keep dreaming about owning a cottage. Ideally, it’ll be a full-season cottage so that I can spend cozy winter weekends there doing (just about) nothing. And would I paint my cottage-cabin white? You bet! I’m inspired by these beautiful exterior and interior designs.
The Living Room
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.
Here’s my version with the bed as really the most dramatic piece in the room:
We’ve had all sorts of weather this fall. I’ve had to turn on the heat, the fireplace, the air conditioner, and I have even had the windows open. We even had a really warm Thanksgiving! It’s been wild! But the cooler weather is coming – and I think will be here to stay. And cool seasonal weather means many of us crave texture.
Thinking of texture, I found a ton of inspirational images to share today.
via Tamara Magel
via Urban Outfitters
via 204 Park
via Tamara Magel
via A Pretty Fix
via Shake My Blog
When I was at Sheridan Oakville last week (giving a talk about blogging! #WhiteCabanaGoesToSheridan), one of the students in the class suggested that I check out 1 Hotel in Miami and to look especially for the white lobby. He was certain that I would be impressed. And guess what, I am! And I think you will be, too. Just look at this space:
Absolutely gorgeous! I want to move in!
But since I can’t move in, I can design a room inspired by this gorgeous space. Here I go:
Today we’re heading south to the Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico. Bring on the sunshine and warmth! The Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach has plenty of beautiful spaces, but it was the simplicity of this hallway that really inspired me to write this hotel to home post.