Our interior design ideas from around the world this month take us to the sun-drenched technicolour shores of Los Angeles to soak up the easy luxury coastal vibes of hotel Santa Monica Proper.
Occupying a 1920s building in the beachside neighbourhood of Santa Monica, American interior designer, Kelly Wearstler, created a relaxed and eclectic aesthetic using a mix of contemporary furniture and rustic furniture with vintage influences. The public spaces and bedrooms are inspired by the local coastline and have been designed to help guests relax. Curved, organic and heavily textured materials and finishes blend with sandy palettes and natural elements, such as grasscloths, oversized plants and of course, palm trees.
Interior decoration: tactile wood
Wood and wood tones feature dominantly in the hotel. From the patterned hardwood oak floors and custom-made reception desk to the wood-effect wall cladding and warm brown patinas throughout, Wearstler worked with local artisans and artists to create a welcoming yet sophisticated atmosphere that embodies Santa Monica’s iconic beachside identity.
Bedroom interior design
The organic tones and sandy hues continue into the suites and bedrooms. Curved fabric headboards and warm wooden furniture glow in the natural California light that spills into the space through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Get the look at home
Want to stay here? For more information visit Santa Monica Proper. Or to shop the look, browse our collection of rustic and modern furniture at Modish Living. All images credit The Ingalls.
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