wanderlust: venice beach retreat

we’ve found ourselves with a head over heels design crush on this venice beach home. while we must admit, we could not personally live in this home full time, we sure could spend some breezy, relaxing weekends here with good friends! as you drive down westminster ave in venice beach, you would probably drive right past this home. you might think ‘that is an interesting looking warehouse front’ and never think twice. we were just as pleasantly surprised by the incredible interior of this home as you will be. immediately struck by the eastern influences in the design of this home, paired with the raw, simple materials, this home is beyond intriguing. those gorgeous wood beam ceilings sheltering the beautiful, moorish details of every room make you completely forget the immense amount of concrete. the high walls surrounding this overly open home with a small river-like pool throughout, make you feel as if you are completely removed from the outside world. comfortable to roam about in the open air and sunshine without a worry. when you remember, that you are a few short blocks to abbot kinney, and a quick bike ride away from the beach. all the privacy you want, with all of the conveniences you need. sure is a great alternative to that sought after malibu home. and hey, there is a wonderfully bright and large studio to work in as well, because we have a feeling it might be pretty tough to leave this place!

all images via postrain productions

wanderlust: ace hotel

we have a serious crush on the ace hotels. actually, so do all of our friends as well! they have been named ‘the country’s most original new hotel’ by the new york times and we could not agree more. they currently have hotels in palm springs, new york, seattle, and portland. with upcoming developments in los angeles and london that we are especially looking forward to visiting!

not to say we are superficial in our crushes, but the looks of these places was clearly our first attraction. ace hotel has their own in-house creative services firm, atelier ace, which includes the interior design team. this team collaborates with local interior designers to ensure that the style and design reflect the location of the hotel. in palm springs, ace hotel worked with los angeles based design firm, commune, to achieve the desired aesthetic. the vintage furniture and bohemian decor are right in line with the mid century modern movement happening in palm springs. not only does the beautiful, vintage furniture create a comfortable, lived-in environment, but it also falls in line with their mission for sustainability. ace begins with historical properties and “reimagines classic buildings and interesting opportunities, creating a sense of history and place while reinterpreting those details for a sense of modern bohemia that marries the pragmatic with the romantic. our hotels are inspired by an affinity for the soulful and fueled by localized and handmade culture.” well we are head over heels for you, ace, and cannot wait to see what you bring to los angeles.

palm springs via alice q. foodie

palm springs via ace hotel

palm springs via notcot

new york via ace hotel

portland via ace hotel