We’ve reached the final week of our Recreate the Look series with west elm, and to cap things off, we’re heading back to Southern California. All month we’ve been been matching our favorite warm-weather hotels with pieces from west elm’s spring and summer collections. Think of it as a hotel look-book for the coming seasons, inspired by some of the places that we always have a hard time checking out of.
Though it’s never less than fully put-together, one of our favorite things about the Shorebreak Hotel is how homey it feels. There’s a low-key, slightly retro vibe about the place, with lots of natural materials and colorful accents keeping it all from feeling faded. This is a hotel perfectly suited to its legendary Surf City hometown, mixing the laid-back appeal of a surf hotel with a quintessentially Angeleno understanding that appearances still count.
To match the Shorebreak’s sunny beachside aesthetic, west elm chose a set of furnishings that combine mid-century-inspired design, colorful accents and an eclectic mix of materials. There’s the Patchwork Dresser, with its richly grained façade and its playful mishmash of slightly weathered-looking woods. The Retro Tillary Sofa is a study in clean lines, a contemporary update on some of the classic mid-century pieces. The Spindle Side Table with a Mid Century Table Lamp, the green-tea-tinted Silk Pillow, and an abstract sea life–inspired print provide some visual anchors and accents. And photographer John Kuss’s pleasingly simple image of white coral printed on birch could easily hang on the wall at the Shorebreak itself — but better to have it at home, a reminder of the sea for those of us who don’t have crashing waves right outside our window.
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