Last summer I was a bridesmaid for the 6th and (I assume) final time in my life. With the bride being April, my BFF from high school, this is what bridesmaid duty looked like.
Basically I helped the bride get dressed, and did my best to make sure she felt relaxed and gorgeous. So easy and fun!
As an added bonus, the reception of this beautiful wedding was held at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, where the airy lobby and bar became a new source of design inspiration for me. The hotel was renovated by the Pacifica Group, and I found that the thoughtful mix of design elements – nautical, mid-century, Moroccan, organic and more – all added up to a California Eclectic feel that works great for a hotel on the marina. I showed you the wonderful seagull sculpture installation that greets you in the lobby (above). Here are some other things that caught my eye.
Mid-century style furniture mixed with organic pieces like the live-edge coffee table….
…all working together with this very contemporary textured wall-treatment.
I’m delighted by unexpected details like this in the floor
And this lounge area looked so fun and inviting!
SALT, the hotel’s bar and restaurant, has contemporary lighting features warmed up by mid-century style furniture.I love the mixture of Wishbone chairs with the quilted texture of the vinyl on the lounge-ier chairs.
The marina itself is a beautiful sight. I don’t get to this part of L.A. very often, so looking at all these boats bobbing around on the water made me feel like I was on vacation.In fact, I think this place would be a great location for a Staycation!Photos 6-10 are from the Marina Del Rey Hotel website, the rest are by me and a kind bartender at Salt.