If you love travel and you like to do it in style, then you’re in the right place.

I’m Melanie Hönig – travel blogger, pattern designer, art maker, instigator, collaborator – and occasional hibernator.

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I love beautiful spaces, quirky details and traveling in style (whatever that happens to mean in the moment.)

On this blog, you’ll find special hotels featured in the Hotel Love series.

Bedroom, Belmond Charleston Place

Bedroom, Belmond Charleston Place

I’m here to show you the REALLY good stuff! Quirky, luxurious, off-beat, secluded, hip…When I love it, I’ll let you know!

I also feature Vacation Rentals and home tours  from around the world.


It’s fair to say I love renting holiday homes.

And I love house parties!

Il Castello - A 15th Century Villa Near Verona

Once it was a quirky house party with 13 friends in an Italian villa.

Once it was an apartment in London.

Our Charming Chelsea Flat

Our Charming Chelsea Flat

Sometimes it’s a quick romantic getaway for Mr. H and me.

Sometimes I like to hole up, all by myself, for a creative break.

Once it was a cottage with no running water, in a Crimean village.


(But in Crimea, I sat with new friends in a flower-scented courtyard. We played guitars and sang folk songs and drank wine under a sky filled with more stars than I’ve ever seen.)

Indoor plumping or not, that’s style!

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I’ll give you travel tips – like where to rent a castle for less than a hotel, or what to pack for a winter getaway.

I”ll also try to get you up to speed on our “Progressive Road Trip“.  Mr. H and I are wandering across America, in between other trips…so far we’ve logged about 19,000 miles on the backroads of the USA in our Lincoln SUV. I’m working on a map so you can follow along.

Progressive Road Trip: So Far, We've Traveled 19,000 Miles on the Backroads of America in our Lincoln MKX

Progressive Road Trip: 19,000 Miles on the Backroads of America in our Lincoln MKX

And sometimes, when I’m @Home, I’ll give you a peak into the House of Hönigs – where Mr. H and I live with a couple of foxes, a family of hawks, flying squirrels, woodpeckers, a raccoon, doves, owls, squirrels, robins, bluejays, cardinals, fireflies, ladybugs and enough blue birds to make Cinderella’s ball gown.

Along the way, I collect inspiration and images that I use to create licensed art, fabric, wall art, wallpaper, murals and home decor products.


So occasionally, I may give you an update on that, too. My design partner is the fabulous Kellie Smith, interior designer and creator of Velvet Finishes Paint.  (Try it, you’ll like it! )

And if you’d like to see more of my art, head over to MelanieHonig.com

Sign up if you’d like to be in on my occasional timed art sales, where I release a special, limited edition signed print just to those on my guest list.


Thanks so much for reading Rover@Home.  I hope you’ll be a regular!

And please check me out on FB, Instagram and Twitter, too.

See you out there –




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