Ola! There's something magical about dodging a week or two of Canadian winter to vacation in paradise. During a recent stay at a picturesque resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I was instantly taken by the romantic appeal of the resort's tropical decor. Thatched roof huts and woven rattan furnishings and accessories are commonplace in Mexico, but for me they represent the indoor-outdoor lifestyle I crave most while enduring the long northern winter. Since February has only just begun and cocooning indoors will be reality for the foreseeable future, I've rounded up a few home accents that'll weave a touch of the tropics into the bleakest of winter days. Sheer Woven Placemat Set | natural raffia | $10.48 CDN | West Elm Blake Grey Wash Lounge Chair with Cushion | solid teak and handwoven rattan | $878.89 | Crate and Barrel Colton Woven Trunks | woven rattan | $39.30 to 181.30 | Pottery Barn Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock.