Recently, top interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard presented his latest stunning and luxury project at Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara!
This amazing and glamour-forward designer decided to bring a new elegance to this amazing Santa Barbara’s playground of hospitality!
As you know, Hollywood has been escaping to Santa Barbara since before pictures had sound, but the newly renovated Hotel Californian will be a worthy retreat for anyone still seeking Los Angeles-level glamour.
The 1925 Spanish Colonial hotel is fresh off an eight-year overhaul that rendered its interiors unrecognizable in a delightful way. As he does on most of his projects, Bullard paid close attention to the surroundings of the project and used Santa Barbara’s architectural influence as groundwork and as a powerful influence to this project, but he decided to mix this lovely inspiration with Moroccan and Moorish designs and Art Deco furnishings. The end result is opulent, elegant and stunning!
Whereas other beach hotels might feature a swell of rattan pieces, sea-blue art, and white linens, Hotel Californian favors graphic wallpapers, gold snake sconces, and emerald green club chairs. This opulent look is noticeable, for instance, in the amazing hall and the powerful bar of the hotel!
At several divisions of this hotel, Bullard tempered a mix of mid-century shaped furnishings with Moroccan accessories and quirky Portuguese antiques. The 121 guestrooms feature four separate designs with monochromatic bases and pops of jewel tones and studded leather.
The variety “stirs the emotions and attaches to your memory,” said Bullard, the way a “good hotel and vacation should.”