Casa Laguna, California
Built original as a private villa in the 1920’s for a rich industrialist, the casa Laguna hotel and spa is a romantic getaway set in one of California’s most exclusive beach resorts. SPACE talks to fabric designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard, whose fabrics were used throughout the hotel…
“I designed this small but charming boutique hotel to capture both the essence of the architectural style and the magic of its ocean side location,” says Martyn Lawerence Bullard. Mixing bold, traditionally Moorish tile patterns in over-scaled panels with fresh colour palettes of azure blues and golden saffron, mixed with vintage terracotta and quirky custom designed furnishings. Choice antiques have been mixed into the decorative scheme to add a sense of vintage glamour, while easy living fabrics like linen and cottons have been used to instil the beachy vibe and a relaxed atmosphere.
The guest rooms and cottages are all individually decorated with the utmost attention paid to the guests needs. From stocked bar carts to designer bathroom amenities, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to customise their stay, which for Martyn was an important element as part of designing a boutique.
Modern luxury is comfort and that has been key in the design. Fabrics from Martyn’s own line have been used throughout the project, blending the Moorish elements with modern colours and understated luxurious textures. Because of the age of the property, many of the rooms have unusual shapes, which add to the individual atmosphere and decorative charm of the hotel. That accompanied by the views and ocean breeze, lushly landscaped and fragrant terraces for lounging and dining and the quaint nature of the pool carved out into the hillside make for a memorable experience.