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Art & Design, Interiors, Pattern & Texture

My Favorite Things: The Toran

February 1, 2016 • By

The Toran aka decorative door hangings. Take a look at their history and where to find Torans!

image via Wealden Times 

I love a good Boho vibe – whether over the top layers of color and texture or that one, special, well-edited piece of ethnic art that makes a room come alive.

An interior should be like a person – well-traveled – and full of memories.

One of my favorite travel souvenirs is a Toran. (Trust me, I never knew what they were called, despite having loved them for years.) A toran is a colorful door hanging that welcomes guest at the entrance of homes in Hindu cultures.

But these lovely textiles can be hung anywhere – click through and you’ll see the creative ways bloggers, designers and other creatives are using torans in their homes…and in some cases…boats!

Art & Design, Interiors

8 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Luggage

July 24, 2015 • By

They don’t make suitcases like they used to…the older ones have character and patina, and you can still find affordable vintage suitcases at thrift stores and in antique shops for reasonable prices. Most vintage luggage has traveled far and wide; their once vibrant colors have faded and their leather has worn to a subtle softness – and what we use now is lighter and much more convenient for actual travel.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of alternative uses for vintage luggage. Here is my round-up of 8 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Luggage.

What to do with old suitcases? Here are 8 ways to decorate with vintage luggage via Rover at Home!


Love Shacks, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Duplex In the Heart of Paris

July 22, 2015 • By

So, it’s Wednesday, which means it is time for another stylish “Vacation Rental of the Week” day.  Every Wednesday, I’ll show you a beautiful apartment, condo, villa (or something even more unique) that is available for rent in some interesting part of the world.

This week’s stylish holiday rental is an amazing duplex in the heart of Paris! This apartment is ideal for exploring the capital, in the pedestrian zone and the neighborhood called Beaubourg. It accommodates two guests for a stay in Paris. Look at how beautiful this apartment is…

This week's stylish holiday rental is an amazing duplex in the heart of Paris! Vacation Rental of the Week from Rover at Home - a travel blog!


House Parties, Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental of the Week: Neve Tzedek

July 8, 2015 • By

I’m so excited about my latest vacation rental that I’ve decided to reinstate Rover’s “Vacation Rental of the Week” feature.  Stay tuned for a stylish new holiday property every Wednesday!  This particular apartment embodies everything good about renting a home away from home.

First of all, the house is in a perfect location.  Tucked away on a residential street just steps from coffee shops, bakeries, stylish boutiques and a dozen top quality restaurants – living here, even on a temporary basis couldn’t be more convenient.  Neve Tzedek is my favorite area of Tel Aviv, filled with historic buildings turned into chic lofts and apartments.  The streets are narrow and pedestrian-friendly.  There are cafes on every corner.  And yet, with this rental, we were amazed to find convenient parking every day.  That’s a huge plus in a crowded city and frankly we were astonished (and grateful) each time it happened!

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Vacation Rental of the Week – in Stylish Neve Tzedek

The property’s unique style greets you at the decorative front gate.  The blue door, small front patio, tall arched windows and hot-red bougainvillea blooms hint at what you’ll find inside.


Art & Design, Characters, City, Interiors, Pattern & Texture

Modern Moorish Style with Villa Maroc’s Deganit Cohen

June 19, 2015 • By

The shop’s colorful facade got my attention as we drove past, and despite a tight schedule I managed to persuade my husband to turn the car around, drop me across the street and set up a meeting time for later in the day.  It was the right thing to do!

Villa Maroc is bright, colorful and filled with layer upon layer of visual goodness.  I needed to slow down to take it all in.  A charming lady (who I later discovered was the owner’s mother) let me know that céramiques were discounted 20%.  Everything – on the floors, the walls, the chairs, the tables, in baskets and boxes and bowls – clamored for my attention.


The feeling was warm and evocative of the past – but perfectly modern at the same time.  READ MORE

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Country, Unique Stays

This Tent Puts the “Glam” in Glamping

February 24, 2015 • By

I’m a bit obsessed with glamping.  I love the idea of staying in a vintage-style safari camp with all the luxuries – a bathtub for instance, and a cushy bed, and folding chairs pulled ’round a fire at night while my adventurer friends tell tales and drink something serious.   That’s glamping – or glamorous camping.READ MORE