December 1, 2021

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Ten inviting hotel interiors with a laid-back bohemian feel

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For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected 10 hotels from the Dezeen archive with free-spirited bohemian interiors that nod to the 1960s and 1970s.


An American West Coast aesthetic informed many of these hotel interiors, which feature plenty of natural materials such as wood and rattan, as well as a wealth of abstract artworks, potted plants and tactile textiles.

While a number of the hotels in this roundup are located in the US, the trend for bohemian interiors can also be seen in many other countries, including the UK and Mexico.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include dark and moody interiors, Wes Anderson-esque interiors and smart storage solutions.


Palm Heights, Cayman Islands, by Gabriella Khalil

The first boutique hotel in the Cayman Islands, Palm Heights, was designed by creative director Gabriella Khalil and features pieces such as Mario Bellini sofas, Ingo Maurer lights and an Ettore Sottsass rug.

Palm Heights’ design aesthetic was developed to be “like a 1970s-era mansion” and the hotel is filled with the saturated orange and yellow hues typical of the time, juxtaposed with patterned textiles and pale brown sofa upholstery.

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Hotel Magdalena, US, by Lake Flato

Bunkhouse Group and architecture office Lake Flato designed the Hotel Magdalena in Austin, Texas, to feature local art and “hippie textiles.”

Pieces by local artisans are mixed with designer furniture, and one wall (pictured) is hung with a selection of 1970s original collages by the late abstract painter Graham Harmon.

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Sister City hotel by Atelier Ace

Sister City, US, by Atelier Ace

At the Sister City hotel in Lower Manhattan, guests can enjoy some peace from the hustle and bustle of New York. It was designed to be minimalist, with warm wood fittings and furniture added to give the hotel an inviting atmosphere.

Vintage furniture and plenty of potted plants help to create a bohemian interior that still feels modern.

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Bermonds Locke by Holloway Li

Bermonds Locke, UK, by Holloway Li

California deserts such as Joshua Tree informed the design of the Bermonds Locke hotel in London, which has a lobby clad in passivated zinc with a rainbow-coloured finish.

“Joshua Tree is known as a pilgrimage destination for the Californian hallucinogenic travellers,” designer Alex Holloway said.

“The iridescence effect on the metal is reminiscent of dizzying colour saturation of the psychedelic experience – the brilliant purples, yellows and pinks.”

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Strandhotel Zoomer in the Netherlands designed by The Other Season and HK Living

Strandhotel Zoomers, The Netherlands, by The Other Season

The design inside Strandhotel Zoomers is in harmony with the sandy dunes outside its windows. Here, linen, bamboo and sandy-beige hues combine for a zen, relaxed interior.

Its 12 rooms also feature tasselled rugs and throws, bamboo-panelled cupboards and shell-shaped ornaments for a sunny summer vibe.

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The Wayfinder Hotel

The Wayfinder Hotel, US, by Reunion Goods & Services

The cosy Wayfinder Hotel has a beautifully retro orange fireplace at the centre of its lounge, which is also filled with colourful furniture, ombre and patterned rugs, and lots of art.

The relaxed interior of the Rhode Island hotel was deliberately designed to feel “as if you were staying with friends.”

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Santa Monica Proper by Kelly Wearstler

Santa Monica Proper, US, by Kelly Wearstler

Designer Kelly Wearstler is the master of laid-back California cool, as evidenced in this design for the Santa Monica Proper hotel.

The beachy establishment features eclectic vintage furniture in its living-room-style lobby, where a groovy reception desk in front of a warm orange painting sets the tone for the guests’ experience.

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Escondido Oaxa Hotel by Decada Muebles

Escondido Oaxa, Mexico, by Decada Muebles

Local craft pieces made by regional artisans was used for the bohemian interior of Mexico’s Escondido Oaxa hotel.

Set in a former family home from the 19th century, Escondido Oaxa now features touches such as a split-level “culture room” for relaxing and socialising and serene bedrooms with wooden furniture.

Find out more about Escondido Oaxa ›


Life House Collins Park Hotel

Life House Collins Park, US, by Life House

Photographs of 1970s-era South Beach, vintage furniture and woven sisalana fibre rugs are among the decorations in Miami’s Life House Collins Park hotel.

Macrame wall hangings and handwoven tapestries also nod to 1970s arts and crafts, and add a nice handmade touch to the bohemian interior.

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Hotel June by Proper Hospitality

Hotel June, US, by Studio Collective

A midcentury building designed by modernist architect Welton Becket in the 1960s was renovated to create Hotel June in Los Angeles, which is located in the city’s beachside community of Playa Del Rey.

Informed by “a true California spirit,” Hotel June has wood-clad ceilings and wooden and terrazzo furniture. Woven accents and green plants gives the hotel the year-round summer feel for which it was named.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing dark and moody interiors, Wes Anderson-esque interiors and smart storage solutions.

https://www.dezeen.com/2021/11/06/ten-hotel-interiors-laid-back-bohemian-feel-lookbook/

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