The interiors of the 28-room boutique hotel have been decorated in Sikes’s signature cobalt blue and white palette. “We wanted to create something that felt like a fresh take on mid-century modern design,” says Sikes. “It’s very comfortable, relaxed, and not overly designed. It just feels approachable, very attainable, and like a place that people would want to relax and spend time.”
The hotel features works by artists like David Hockney, Alex Katz, and David Sultan scattered throughout the spaces. “I drew inspiration from Gio Ponti and Josef Frank and definitely looked to the past, especially to that mid-century Italian era,” says Sikes.
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Sikes wanted to update the design point of view while still honoring the authentic mid-century feel. “What was alluring to me was the authenticity of the architecture and the opportunity to create something that maintained the bones of the architecture while still feeling fresh and relevant for today,” he explains. The name of the hotel is Holiday House, but throughout the whole process Sikes referred to it as the “Happy House.” Hopefully the guests agree.
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Rooms are equipped with a kitchen nook featuring an upholstered banquette for space-saving comfort. “We wanted to make the rooms feel very livable,” says Sikes. “This meant having an updated kitchen and a bathroom that was a proper size, functional and comfortable for the modern day.”
Published on April 17, 2017