Built originally as a private villa in the 1920’s for a rich industrialist, the Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa is a romantic getaway set in one of California’s most exclusive beach resorts. Laguna is a historic and picturesque town with beautiful sandy beaches, private coves, and famous surfing spots.
“I designed this small but charming boutique hotel to capture both the essence of the architectural style and the magic of its ocean side location. Mixing bold, traditionally Moorish tile patterns in overscaled panels with fresh color palettes of azure blues and golden saffron, mixed with vintage terracotta and quirky custom designed furnishings. Choice antiques have been mixed into the decorative scheme to add a sense of vintage glamour, whilst easy living fabrics like linen and cotton have been used to instill the beachy vibe and a relaxed atmosphere.”
“The guest rooms and cottages are all individually decorated with the utmost attention paid to the guests’ needs. From stocked bar carts to designer bathroom amenities, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to customize their stay, which for me as part of designing a boutique is an important element.”
“Modern luxury is a comfort and that has been key in the design. Fabrics from my own line have been used throughout the project, blending the Moorish elements with modern colors and understated luxurious textures. Because of the age of the property, many of the rooms have unusual shapes which add to the individual atmosphere and decorative charm of the hotel. That accompanied by the views and ocean breeze, lushly landscaped and fragrant terraces for lounging and dining and the quaint nature of the pool carved out into the hillside make for a memorable experience.”