"The style is definitely midcentury modern but with a South of France kind of influence," says Abdi Manavi, manager of Holiday House in Palm Springs, California. The hotel was designed by Mark D. Sikes, who counts celebs like Reese Witherspoon as clients.
Indeed, with just 28 rooms, the ability to carve out a strong lifestyle element was a breeze once key decisions on color were made. All-white buildings with blue accents — from a deep cornflower blue to a perky turquoise — contribute to a Mediterranean beach vibe at what used to be Chase Hotel, dating back to 1951. Last year the owners of Sparrows Lodge, also in Palm Springs, scooped up this property.
Renovating from top to bottom took about a year, sourcing from West Elm (furniture), Quadrille (wallpaper) and Serena & Lily. Fencing in the pool and adding tall ficus plants created a privacy curtain.
While midcentury-modern furnishings were intentionally selected, a detour into eclecticism keeps it fresh. "We're not hitting you over the head with midcentury modern," says Manavi.