Solvang, California, a small central-coast town that's famous for its Danish heritage, is replete with architecture resembling traditional European facades. And while nostalgia for a certain time and place is part of this area's allure, that reverence for history was not meant to include a nondescript building built in the 1980s. That's exactly what the Landsby was before Studio Collective, a design agency based in Santa Monica, worked to renovate it. The team wanted the hotel to emulate a Scandinavian lodge, in keeping with the neighboring styles on this main street, but they also strived for the interior to reflect a modern sense of minimalism. The exterior was kept simple with a charcoal-and-white palette, while textural details on the inside — like exposed-grain walls, leather accents, and sheepskin throws — give the fresh design scheme a warm finish. Now, the Landsby is a welcoming representation of its Danish name: a "village" where guests and locals can feel at home with the past and present.