Resort Vibes at Home

By Kate Riley March 25, 2019

I’ve just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii and it was a great adventure, I’ll share pictures soon! I love to visit the resorts and walk around the lobbies then enjoy a cocktail at the bar and stare out at the ocean views. I’m always inspired by the resort decor, the way they’ve decorated in island style textures and motifs, and the way the designers blur the lines between indoors and out.

In every hotel I visited last week I noticed so many stylish woven chairs, I’m featuring all the ones I saw in my Insta stories today! I’ve already added a rattan papasan chair to my office earlier this year, it gives the space a little vacation vibe.


hanging chair


rattan armchair

Woven chairs make great textural accents in residential spaces too, think about placement in offices, bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Woven chairs in rattan or bamboo are an easy way to add texture and also inject a resort style vibe into a room.


mccan design group


zoe feldman design


rattan chairs from serena & lily


melissa lenox


Every now and then you can get lucky and score a great rattan chair at a thrift store or vintage shop like I did with these chairs. If you’re not up for the hunt or simply can’t wait to add a great chair with a resort vibe to your home, consider these!


cocoon chair / barrel arm chair

rattan lounge chair / pierce wicker

woven (set of two) / lily rattan arm chair

lauren wicker / bella rattan


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley March 17, 2019

It’s officially spring break for me and I’m spending this week in Hawaii with Matt and the kids. We’re vacationing on the Big Island and it’s the one Hawaiian island I haven’t explored so I’m excited to get out and about! I’ll be sharing on Insta of course, and please email or message me if you have a favorite spot here, I’d love to know!

I’m not sure I’ll have much time for blogging this week, but being on this island might inspire something related to tropical style! Stay tuned! Meanwhile, here are some favorite links spied around the web!


Wow, the vibe of this San Diego home and its stunning indoor outdoor transition!

Check out the well designed interiors and pool of this hotel in Brisbane.

This cake looks so beautiful and delicious.

Pi is 31.4 trillion digits and counting!

The benefits of weight training for women.

These reasons are precisely why I love taking solo trips.

Lesser known scenic national parks without the crowds.

An inspiring example of endurance: she’s one tough grandma!


Lately on Instagram (@centsationalstyle)