June 28, 2016 // Design

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk (In Three Weeks)

Having enjoyed many a stay at The Surf Lodge many in Montauk over the past few years, we had this fantasy about how we would design a hotel room if we ever had the chance.

Then, three weeks before they opened for the season,The Surf Lodge asked if we could give the rooms a lil’ refresh for summer 2016. The surfy, bohemian design by Rob McKinley is still as beautiful as when he worked his motel magic around 10 years ago, so it was very much just a refresh, staying as true as possible to his original design.

In terms of a refresh, what can you do in three weeks, we hear you say? It turns out you can do a lot. With the help of brands like RH, ABC Home & Carpet, Walls Need Love and Gray Malin, we were able to pull off a pretty slick refresh in time for the start of the season. Check out the pics below.

Photos: Douglas Lyle Thompson & Emily Winiker

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Walls Need Love wallpaper its amazing, it’s very easy to apply and the tones of this pineapple print are quite relaxing. We put it in the closets and kept them open for all day enjoyment of the print.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Rob designed the standard rooms so that the beds face the pond, it’s a fabulous view to wake up to.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We added Fiddleleaf figs and ficus trees to all rooms and are happy to report they are enjoying their new lives in Montauk.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We went with soft pinks in one room, which  evoke the insane sunsets at The Surf Lodge.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

It’s the only room in the hotel with a pink chaise (from ABC Home & Carpet). The vintage Papasan chair is from Porter James in Greenpoint.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Gray Malin’s amazing photographs hang in all  the guest rooms.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, so we put fun driftwood pieces in all rooms to welcome guests.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Driftwood hanging rails by Andrew Thomas Hamm.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

It’s a pretty special place to wake up.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We redid the master suite in a super white and light palette.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We had craftsman Andrew Thomas Hamm create a kitchette from a found cart and brought in a Smeg fridge and vintage-style Nespresso maker.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We had a bistro table made at a restaurant supply store on the Bowery and the perforated chairs are  a sporty take on the typical metal restaurant chair. The antique Lifesaver is from Mantiques in Chelsea.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Gray Malin’s oversized print above a Cloud sofa by RH in the master living room.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

The pool table in the master living room is an epic piece by Freshwest in the UK.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

A vintage cedar root lamp from Adaptations in Brooklyn feels sculptural on a pedestal side table from CB2.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

A gorgeous Gray Malin photo in the main master bedroom.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

The master bedroom feels so breathable and airy – exactly how you want to wake up when you’re on vacation. The glossy white dresser is by ABC Carpet & Home.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Vintage and natural elements really stand out when placed atop a sleek, modern piece of furniture.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

In the master suite’s second bedroom, a fun Gray Malin hangs alongside a vintage pineapple lamp from Porter James in Greenpoint.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

The swings remain an iconic part of the rooms.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Yellow Leaf hammocks in bright yellow hang outside every room in the hotel.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

We used RH’s Maldives collection in weathered wood for our sandy firepit area.

Refreshing The Surf Lodge In Montauk  (In Three Weeks)

Doesn’t it just make you want to down a bottle of something delicious, stat?

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