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Palm Springs Modernism Week: Postcard from Hotel Lautner

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 21, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Brent Turner last modified Feb 20, 2013

Palm Springs  Modernism Week takes the SoCal desert by storm every February. To take a break from this snow-bird's roster of design events, tours and exhibitions (as well as endless unsanctioned parties and pop-ups), consider losing yourself just outside of town in the desert sun at the Hotel Lautner. Formerly the iconic  Desert Hot Springs Motel, this famed John Lautner property was recently purchased and renovated by Los Angeles based interior designer Tracy Beckmann of Tracy Beckman Design and furniture designer Ryan Trowbridge of Brown + Trowbridge.  Although  Beckmann has been making a name for herself for her slick, glammed-up commercial and hospitality spaces, Hotel Lautner is more of an exercise in Modernist provenance, showcasing the designer's love for Mid-Century design. This is Madmen gone wild West. Interiors are true to the period with the "Bachelor Pad" room (pictured below) sporty a smoky, low-slung vibe.  Each room comes with a kitchenette, perfect for mixing a twilight martini. Period ceramics and art dot each of the rooms. We like how ceramic and painted table lamps throughout give each space an authentic vintage feel too.  Taken all together, this beautiful retreat is hard to leave. Comfortable rooms, a wading pool, BBQ pits, and the experience (if for a day) of living in a Lautner? You can count us in again next February. In the meantime, we'll be re-creating the place at home. Doughnut Cross Brass Robert Abbey Ceiling Light Wire Chrome Modern Zuo Bar Chairs Arteriors Home Trenton Lacquered Wood Console Zuo Whitby Glass and Chrome Dining Table Trac Tree Brushed Steel Adjustable Task Floor Lamp Palm Springs Modernism Week continues until February 24, 2013. We hope to see you there! Images: Hotel Lautner






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