Kelly Wearstler is a force to be reckoned with, and one of her latest projects, the Santa Monica Proper hotel, is really something else. I would looooooove to tour this in person. It is a bit subdued in colours then she normally chooses but of course, she nailed it. The landmark building is this beautiful Spanish colonial revival style, built in the late 1920s. The hotel was thoughtfully restored and refreshed, its original rich materiality and architectural moorish details served as inspiration for the overall design. The contemporary, modern building is more monolithic in nature and a great canvas for layering with textures – natural materials, stone wood, plaster. The hotel’s palette is nature-inspired and earthy, raw materials and organic textures, art and landscape bring a rich sensory feeling in to the hotel. Wearstler intentionally worked with local artists and artisans to bring a true localized experience within the spaces.
“In collaboration with III of Australia’s most respected furniture design houses. III Rooms Sydney offers a unique style of accommodation of unparalleled elegance.”
A perfectly imperfect apartment, one of three, in Sydney’s chic Potts Point. A getaway, a business base, a shoot location. MCM House Apartment via boutique luxury holiday accommodation purveyor Contemporary Hotels.
I could not imagine a hotel more fun than the Shoreline in Waikiki. Designed by BHDM Design, it is quite spectacular and I have never seen anything like it. Nature meets neon. BHDM incorporated the colors and textures found in the landscape and wildlife of Hawaii and filtered them through a neon lens. The aim was to create the most instagrammable hotel in Hawaii for the millenial-minded traveler, and the result: a boutique stay in an eternal sunset.
It’s Valentines Day and I could think of nothing better than escaping to a rustic little cottage, fire roaring in a stone fireplace, the sound of waves crashing just metres away. Sea Roost from the owners of Mate Gallery would be the perfect romantic getaway. Two cottages nestled in mature landscape at Montauk. I know you won’r mind if I don’t invite you, just my husband.
Photography – Matt Albiani, Heather Clawson and Michelle Adams