Hotel Lautner at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Palm Springs Modernism Week takes the SoCal desert by storm every February. To take a break from this snow-bird's roster of design events, tours and exhibitions (as well as endless unsanctioned parties and pop-ups), consider losing yourself just outside of town in the desert sun at the Hotel Lautner.

Swimming Pools Palm Springs

Formerly the iconic Desert Hot Springs Motel, this famed John Lautner property was recently purchased and renovated by Los Angeles based interior designer Tracy Beckmann of Tracy Beckman Design and furniture designer Ryan Trowbridge of Brown + Trowbridge. Although  Beckmann has been making a name for herself for her slick, glammed-up commercial and hospitality spaces, Hotel Lautner is more of an exercise in Modernist provenance, showcasing the designer's love for Mid-Century design.

Desert Hot Springs Hotel

This is Madmen gone wild West. Interiors are true to the period with the "Bachelor Pad" room (pictured below) sporty a smoky, low-slung vibe.

Mid-century Bachelor Pad

 Each room comes with a kitchenette, perfect for mixing a twilight martini. Period ceramics and art dot each of the rooms. We like how ceramic and painted table lamps throughout give each space an authentic vintage feel too. 

mid century arts

Taken all together, this beautiful retreat is hard to leave. Comfortable rooms, a wading pool, BBQ pits, and the experience (if for a day) of living in a Lautner? You can count us in again next February. In the meantime, we'll be re-creating the place at home.

Modern Ceiling Light

Doughnut Cross Brass Robert Abbey Ceiling Light

Modern Chairs

Wire Chrome Modern Zuo Bar Chairs

Modern Console

Arteriors Home Trenton Lacquered Wood Console

Modern Table

Zuo Whitby Glass and Chrome Dining Table

Modern Floor Lamp

Trac Tree Brushed Steel Adjustable Task Floor Lamp

Palm Springs Modernism Week continues until February 24, 2013. We hope to see you there!

Images: Hotel Lautner