Gilles Marini’s Cozy Cabin Retreat

When French-American actor and heartthrob Gilles Marini wants to get away from Hollywood, he and his family head to a mountain cabin retreat house that’s 90 minutes away from Los Angeles. The cabin is completely green, meaning every effort to make the vacation home as environmentally friendly as it could be was made when the home was renovated. 

Quick Facts:

Location: Idyllwild, CA

Style: Eclectic Cabin

Interesting Fact: The entire cabin is solar powered.

When Gilles’ friends come over, they comment on his global-style decor, which they assume are pieces from his native France or from trips abroad—but the most interesting items are always those he’s selected from Cost Plus World Market.

We wanted to have this house evoke a cozy feeling, and we knew we would find everything we needed to create that cozy look at Cost Plus World Market,” says Gilles.

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Henry Coffee TableArabella Vintage Frames (Rectangle)Branch Foyer TableAberdeen Darby ChairBasket-Weave Jute Rug, Latte Leather Mason Chair.

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Wood Buddha Face Wall HangingNatural Bowen Wishbone BarstoolBranch Foyer Table, Norah Gray Wash Wood Clock, Black Globe with Brown Wood Stand.

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Trenton Suitcase ChestArabella Vintage Frames (Rectangle)Dark Mahogany Chase Storage Platform BedWide Whitley Chest.

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Bennett ChairBryant Mobile Kitchen CartHudson 6-Piece Dining Set

The overall style Gilles was going for was a cabin in the woods that evokes a rustic, European sensibility.


Gilles and his family in front of what he calls their “paradise in the forest.”