Ways To Bring Resort Styles And Furnishings To Your Home


Replicating the tranquil surrounds often found at fine hotels and resorts is easier than it looks. Pulling in analogous pieces specific to a favorite space is the trick to winning the imitation game.

Want to see how it’s done? Here, we’ve selected a sample of indoor and outdoor settings from four of the world’s most jaw-dropping properties (who else would we mimic?) and the furnishings and fixtures you’ll need to bring the look home.


Dubbed the “Land of the Ascending Dragon,” Vietnam has morphed from a once battle-ravaged country into a bucket list sojourn for surfers, college students, and pho lovers. Situated on the secluded island paradise of Phu Quoc and a stone’s throw from Vietnam’s southern coast, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is imbued with an over-the-top elegance that extends even into the bathrooms.

At Lamarck House, its seafront residence named for French evolutionist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the opulent setting is engulfed in gray and white marble veining and golden fixtures. Matching scalloped vessel sinks rest atop an altar table–inspired vanity, while a carved soaking tub, nestled beneath a colored crystal chandelier, holds court in front of a folding screen faced in bright ikat. marriott.com

Pagodas and light, literally and figuratively, are deeply rooted in Vietnam’s Buddhist and contemporary communities. The Tole Pagoda cage pendant by Chelsea House, pictured in antique gold leaf and silver, combines the inherent beauty of both; $1,929; available at Capitol Lighting locations; 1800lighting.com
Mirror televisions are no longer exclusive to hotel bathrooms. The customizable mirror television by Reflectel couples your fair reflection and your favorite shows and can be mounted anywhere in the house, including your most private sanctum; price upon request; available at AHT Global in Doral; ahtglobal.com
Whether for privacy or its utter unexpectedness, a folding room screen, like this vintage archetype in rattan, brings instant powder room panache; $1,200; available at Circa Who in West Palm Beach; circawho.com
Add a touch of oriental charm to your bathing ritual with Cochine’s Vietnamese rose and delentii scented candle, which features notes of rose and bergamot and a hint of the fragrant orchids that call Southeast Asia home; $65; cochine.com
Channel your inner Venus in an opulent wash vessel that would make the Roman deity swoon. Cut from a block of Carrara marble and weighing 1,800 pounds, the Papillon bathtub from Stone Forest promises a heavenly soak; $37,950; available at Ferguson locations; ferguson.com
Printmaker’s double washstand by Luay Al-Rawi, a former importer of eastern novelties, reads like a love letter to Hanoi’s French colonial era; from $3,060; available at Restoration Hardware in West Palm Beach; rh.com


The relaxed beauty and playful sophistication of St. Bart’s has always attracted celebrities and serious sun worshippers who stay for the cerulean waterscapes and long stretches of dazzling, powder-white sand. Hotels and resorts are always a good option but, for privacy-seekers, booking one of the island’s ultra-luxurious rental properties is the insider’s way to go.

For a truly “this-is-living” experience, nab Villa Ixfalia in Lurin, one of the island’s larger quartiers. From this hillside perch, guests need only raise their heads to drink in captivating vistas of St. Jean Bay. Inside, the zen-like surrounds marry tropical accoutrements with designs both exotic and far-flung, like hand-carved African stools, fossilized tree stump tabletops, and hand-woven rattan lighting. edenrockvillarental.com

The Vero pendant, shaped from dozens of delicate rattan twigs, bears a delightful resemblance to a bird’s nest; $998; available at Serena & Lily in Palm Beach; serenaandlily.com
Organic meets industrial chic in the Terra coffee table. A polished, petrified wood tabletop and hand-forged steel base make this a rustic resting spot for après-dinner drinks; $3,799; available at Arhaus; arhaus.com
Dreamt up by Dutch designer Jan te Lintelo, the Lugano modular sectional, pictured in a chocolatey Morel Italian Faille, provides customizable seating with pillow bolsters and dozens of ultra-plush slipcover options; from $1,121; available at Restoration Hardware in West Palm Beach; rh.com
In this vibrant, retro-inspired travel poster print by Chicago artist and publishing entrepreneur Karen Young, St. Bart’s colonial architecture and enduring landmarks, like Fort Gustav and the Water House Museum, take center stage; available in various formats; from $15.25; loosepetals.com
Originally conceived by a Portuguese artisan, the Meteor bowl by Global Views looks equally spectacular solo or paired with posh florals; $998; available at Pineapples, Palms, Too in Jupiter; pineapplespalm.com
Brimming with coastal appeal, this super-stylish, natural vine floor lamp can be filed under “light fixtures we love;” $1,500; available at Walker Zabriskie Furniture in Palm Beach; walkerzabriskie.com
Part of Cassina’s I Maestri Collection, Charlotte Perriand’s iconic Tokyo chaise lounge puts a sleek spin on restful reclination. Composed of curved wooden strips and brass hardware, the chaise is topped with a seat mattress and bolster headrest covered in a mold-, stain-, and water-resistant fabric; $7,467; available at Luminaire Flagship and Luminaire Lab in Coral Gables and Miami, respectively; luminaire.com



Dubbed the “Rose of the North,” Chiang Mai is nestled in a verdant valley along the Ping River. The perfect spot for a curious traveler, this ancient city in northern Thailand balances jungles and Buddhist temples with a cultural center suffused with a cosmopolitan vibe. Set in the Himalayan foothills and surrounded by working rice farms, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai embraces its setting.

A resident albino water buffalo greets guests, and, at dusk, local farmers parade through their rice fields with drums. With views of the tropical gardens, rice paddies, and rolling hills beyond, the sleeping quarters reflect the grandeur of the great outdoors, pulling in lush botanical hues layered with Thai motifs, carved-wood details, and sumptuous textiles. fourseasons.com/chiangmai

Punch up walls with an elegant, Persian-inspired motif, like the Lido Paper Sky wallpaper from Lee Jofa, shown in Sky; price upon request; available at Kravet at DCOTA in Dania Beach; kravet.com
Book passage to the Land of Nod with a set of Four Seasons’ satiny Supima cotton sheets, the favored currency of Hypnos; $299; shop.fourseasons.com
The warm, bronzy, and iridescent cast on the Elijah panel bed’s intricately carved, wooden headboard resembles a pair of natural resources, soil and sunlight; from $2,299; available at Neiman Marcus; neimanmarcus.com
With polished fruitwood slats and a natural burlap shade, the Kennedy pendant is the perfect mash-up of organic elements and mid-century design; $910; available at Crate and Barrel in Boca Raton; crateandbarrel.com
Who better to bring tranquility than Buddha? Handcrafted in Thailand from carved wood, glass inlay, and a gold metal leaf finish, this earth witness Buddha depicts the moment of Siddhartha Gautama’s enlightenment; $2,500; available at Asian Accents of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach; asianaccentspb.com
The country’s fertile landscape and its love of strong, clean lines are well represented in this Danish-style armchair, which marries moss-colored velvet with a limed-oak frame; $3,650; available at Mecox Gardens in West Palm Beach; mecox.com


Mark Twain once wrote, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.” CNN Travel later described Mauritius as “the best African destination you know almost nothing about.” Plunked nearly 2,000 miles off Africa’s southeastern coast, this worth-the-trek destination is a hot spot for outdoorsy and botanical types, but the tranquil vantages, swaying palm trees, and postcard-perfect beaches are what make Mauritius a go-to for families and honeymooners.

The One&Only Le Saint Géran is one of the best spots to soak up all there is to love about Mauritius. Parked on its own private peninsula on the island’s east coast, the 60-acre resort heavyweight has no “bad angles” of the Indian Ocean, but grab a seat by the fire pit where you can toast the hot pink sunset with a glass of bubbly.  oneandonlyresorts.com/le-saint-geran

Taking its cue from mid-century design, Jonathan Browning’s Morency lantern puts a contemporary spin on the classic alfresco essential; from $112; available at Restoration Hardware in West Palm Beach; rh.com
Sleek and stylish, this natural log outdoor fire table features decorative lava rocks and runs on firewood or a disposable gel fuel canister; from $1,499; available at Arhaus in The Gardens Mall; arhaus.com
Cacti are commonplace in Mauritius, but this outdoor pillow, imprinted with a bold, overlapping leaf cactus silhouette, is anything but average; $45.95; available at Crate & Barrel in Town Center at Boca Raton; crateandbarrel.com
Bring ocular interest with a pathway composed from slabs, stones, or pavers, like the Avalon Porcelain Passage paver in Sabi Ridge; price upon request; available at Opustone Stone and Tile Concepts in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami; opustone.com


With its pagoda-style design and scalloped edging, the Eastport umbrella is more chic—and less messy—than slathering on sunscreen; $728, base sold separately; available at Serena & Lily in Palm Beach; serenaandlily.com
Rack up hostess points as you pay tribute to the island’s most famous mollusk with Star Home’s nickel-plated, cast aluminum octopus beverage tub; $285; available at Neiman Marcus locations; neimanmarcus.com
Gloster’s modular seating system, Grid, mixes Danish minimalism with moisture and scratch-resistant finishes that prove elegance needn’t be kept indoors; from $5,000; available at Island Living & Patio in West Palm Beach; islandlivingpatio.com

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