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eileen-fisherOne of my biggest pet peeves has to be finding something I love online and then discovering that the U.S. retailer doesn’t ship to Canada. I just don’t understand how cross-border shipping can still be such a problem. Regardless, I love cyber-shopping and getting inspiration from photos, even if I can’t purchase the product. This bedding from Eileen Fisher is just stunning. I adore the muted colour palette and the hand-tufted pure silk comforter.

More about bedding:
10 beautiful bedding picks

Buying guide: Pillows, sheets and duvets
How to: Make a bed

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pintuckIt’s a wet, cold, dreary day in Toronto today. It’s the perfect day to dive under the blankets with a good book and to keep a steaming hot cup of tea bedside. West Elm’s organic cotton pin-tuck duvet cover is the perfect attire for a cozy bed. I love this look; the multiple pintucks add such a pretty detail to this simple cotton duvet cover and add a burst of visual interest for the entire room. The cotton is certified organic, grown and processed without the use of herbicides or pesticides. This 230-thread count combed cotton cover will add instant style to any bedroom. Available in three gorgeous neutrals (sea spray, clay and natural), they’re easy to add to your existing decor. And priced from $79USD to $119USD, you might just want to pick up more than one!

Available at: West Elm
Price: $79USD to $119USD

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parkhyatt_medWhen it opened in September 2008, the Park Hyatt Shanghai officially became the highest hotel in the world. The elevator ride up to the lobby is long and full of anticipation. But as the elevator doors finally ease open to reveal the stunning 87th-floor lobby, the view does not disappoint. The dark mahogany wood of the reception area against pale coffee-coloured walls is rich and luxurious. The exceptionally high ceilings (unexpected in a high-rise building) give instant grandeur to the space and create an immediate sense of extravagant style.

Designed by New York–based Chinese-American interior designer Tony Chi, the rooms at the Park Hyatt Shanghai are nothing short of sophisticated. With high-tech features (remote controlled shades that, at the click of button, reveal a sweeping view of Shanghai, a television screen hidden in the bathroom mirror and a toilet that does everything but your laundry) and an otherwise minimalist decor, the rooms are a perfect mixture of modern American design and traditional Chinese Zen.

We checked in with Caitlin Hickey, a public relations representative for the hotel, to find out more about the inspiration behind the hotel’s beautiful design. Click here to read the interview.

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Especially as the weather turns cooler (um, it was snowing here this morning), I find solace in retreating to the calm and cozy sanctuary, better known as my bedroom. Styleathome.com has lots of ideas to help you turn your bedroom into a space that helps quiet your mind after a stressful day and ensures sweet dreams night after night. For easy decorating ideas to update your room, check out our simple and stylish tips that are easy on the eyes and the bank account. Check out our shopping guides; we’ve got beautiful bedding suggestions plus a mattress buying guide that’ll help you invest in the one that’s right for you. Kimberley Seldon offers her tips on where to splurge and where to save on bedroom decor. And, from carefully placing sheets and blankets to choosing the right duvets and pillows, get some easy pointers on how to beautifully make a bed. Seriously, we’ve got everything you need to turn your bedroom into a peaceful retreat you’ll never want to leave. Except that you’ll have to because, you know, you’ve got stuff to do.

For a full list of great decorating ideas for your bedroom, click here.

Sweet dreams!

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Someone told me today that her favourite home decor find is pretty toss cushions. I agree. Pretty pillows and chic cushions in extravagant fabrics just emanate luxury. Throw pillows on a sofa beckon you to join them, luxuriate in them, lounge a little longer. While the pillow pictured here may not exactly be for napping, it’s got such style and whimsy that I just love it! The colourful, bright buttons on a crisp white linen cover are playful and will add a decorative touch to a bed or divan.

Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $39

Check out more pretty pillows here. Plus, check out an easy project for making your own silk sofa pillow.

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I love to crawl into a freshly made bed with crisp new sheets, don’t you? And my new favourite linens are these 250 thread count, sateen jersey sheets from Cotton Ginny. Part of the company’s new Eco-ganic line of 100% certified organic cotton products, these sheets feel silky soft against your skin. The flat sheet features extra-deep pockets (15” to be exact), which means it’ll fit nice and snug around your mattress and won’t come off in the middle of the night, leaving you tangled up in a load of linens. And the pillowcases have envelope closures, meaning they’ll stay on nice and snug, too. Reasonably priced, they’re available in white and taupe, nice neutrals to match most any decor.

Available at: Cotton Ginny stores across Canada
Price: $70 (Queen), $90 (King)

Plus, check out our great tips for making up the perfect bed!

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I love to travel. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do. There’s such a thrill that comes with packing your bags (the more last-minute, the better!), jumping on a plane and heading somewhere, anywhere. Travel has become so accessible these days that we’re all doing it more and more. And I don’t know about you, but it’s not just exploring new destinations that thrills me. It’s that feeling of checking into a gorgeous hotel and knowing that I’ll be calling it home sweet home for a short while. I love beautiful hotels with rooms that issue a warm welcome the moment you step foot inside.

Pictured above (1) is Toronto’s Hotel Le Germain. This boutique hotel beautifully merges cozy and chic and everything about this room says calm comfort to me. I just want to curl up with a good book on that big comfy bed!

Pictured above (2) is a room across the globe at the Wailea Beach Villas in Maui. This room evokes a whole different feeling, drawing inspiration from the colours of nature on the island. The room feels bright and sunny and the blue and green accents are reminiscent of the Pacific.

Thinking about a vacation yet?

For more inspiration from hotel decor, check out styleathome.com’s series Hotel Style – you’ll find beautiful hotel interiors with ideas you can copy at home.

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