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California Dreamin’

A coastal-inspired color palette and mid-century modern touches star in Southern California’s Hotel June, where the summer vibes shine in all seasons.

By Lauren Mang Photographed by The Ingalls

June Hotel lobby

At Hotel June in Los Angeles, sandy-hued terrazzo tile accents the reception desk and flows onto the matching floor. A colorful abstract mural by artist Alex Proba steals the show.

For an extra dose of California cool when staying or playing in the Golden State, pay a visit to the charming, 250-room Hotel June, which opened this past spring in Los Angeles.

The boutique lodging from LA-based Proper Hospitality is located in a mid-century modern building by celebrated LA architect Welton Becket, who’s known for designing significant structures including the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Los Angeles design agency Studio Collective honored Becket’s original creation with its design for Hotel June, exposing its structural columns and textured breeze-block walls on the ground floor, and adding mid-century-inspired elements including geometric shapes and forms, color-blocked patterns on corridor walls, terrazzo-topped tables in guest rooms, and white-oak daybeds upholstered in deep, sea-blue fabric.

Custom white-oak shutters filter sunlight in the lobby.

The aesthetic is balanced by a more playful, summery California spirit (think: road trips along the state’s super-scenic Highway 1) captured by materials including white oak, green quartzite, textured and green-glazed terracotta tiles, metalwork powder-coated in emerald green, and terrazzo tiles in sandy shades. Striking, full-height white-oak shutters, custom made by LA-based Agave Designs, do double duty in the lobby and restaurant by filtering the afternoon sunlight and blocking less-than-desirable views of the nearby busy street. But the lobby’s brightest star is the colorful abstract mural by Brooklyn artist Alex Proba. In guest rooms, a sisal-like floorcovering evokes the feeling of a traditional seaside casita, while ceramic tiles color the showers with sea-glass hues. California love, indeed.

Woven pendant lamps create a relaxed, beautiful vibe at the bar, which is clad with terra-cotta tile.

Guest rooms are decorated in coastal tones for a very California feel.


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