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Design Inspiration: The Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs

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Most people use hotels as a place to vacation and escape, but for designers, hotels also serve as inspiration resources. This week, InsideSeen turns to the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs for design inspiration. The Colony Palms originally opened in 1936 but also doubled speakeasy. Since then, it has transferred ownership a number of times, but [...]




 

 

Most people use hotels as a place to vacation and escape, but for designers, hotels also serve as inspiration resources. This week, InsideSeen turns to the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs for design inspiration.

The Colony Palms originally opened in 1936 but also doubled speakeasy. Since then, it has transferred ownership a number of times, but has continually served as a desert resort hot spot for Hollywood celebrities and those looking for a relaxing holiday. Most recently, the hotel reopened in 2007 after extensive renovations by designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.

The Colony Palms’ rooms fit the modern Moroccan theme of the hotel. Bold color pallets create warm and welcoming environments, but our favorite part of each room is the custom designed Turkish Suzani headboard, each one a unique work of art.

Create your own version of these headboards using FabricSeen’s embroidered floral fabrics with a 100% silk basecloth and 100% wool embroidery (shown above in Jammu Upholstery in Multi).

Even if your design doesn’t call for the enjoyment of Palm Springs’ 365 days of sunshine, take a cue from the Colony Palms and create outdoor interiors. Awnings allow for more quality time spent outside, and by adding the optional drape, you can create bonus rooms and better utilize outdoor space. Bold outdoor fabrics, like the red stripe fabric shown above, create modern luxury.

Take a cue from the hotel’s restaurant and bar, the Purple Palm, and incorporate bold solids into your design like the purple and green combo shown here. These simple color pairings make any design pop and allow for the incorporation of more elaborate design elements, such as the tiled floor and festive pendant lights.


 

 

 
 
 

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