While we are all more or less stuck inside our own homes it is hard not to dream yourself back to all those great memories from holidays or dream about some of those destinations you still have on your bucket list. I wonder when we will be able to travel again. And also, will we travel differently when all this is over?
If you look up California dreaming in the dictionary, I am sure you’ll find a picture of the newly opened Santa Monica Proper Hotel. The hotel spans across to buildings; one is a 1928-built Spanish Colonial Revival landmark building and the other is a sleek, contemporary new-build, with vintage interior out of this world.
American interior designer Kelly Wearstler created a stunning and very unique interior. An eclectic mix of details all in colors reminding you of the beach just down the street. The lobby is packed with a mix of contemporary furniture and endless finds from vintage shops. I for one wants to know where Kelly finds her vintage pieces, because, it is definitely not your average finds and certainly not piece I have seen on my hunts. I haven’t visited many hotels where you actually want to hang out in the lobby, but this one actually feels like someone’s living room. It’s just super relaxed and very welcoming with small nooks and alcoves.
The rooms are playful yet placid, layering muted tones and tactile textures with eye-catching geometric shapes. The headboard might be one for the DIY’ers out there to remake.
I’ve only hung out in the lobby and on the rooftop terrace, and it has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA. I am certainly also booking a night when it is safe to travel again.
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