The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California, provides all kinds of inspiration on how to give your bedroom some crazy retro flair. Today, I feature some of my favorite rooms – chosen for their delicious use of wallpaper.
In the booming world of motor court hotels built in postwar America, the Madonna Inn stands out for its over-the-top rooms.
Many feature boulders and rock installations from the nearby excavated hills. The Inn opened on Christmas Eve 1958 with 24 rooms, then expanded again in the 1960s.
To my mind, the bedroom is a place where you can and should create the room that inspires you and only you. These rooms remind me of swanky jewel boxes…viva las vegas love nests. Life is big canvas, throw on a lot of paint! Er…wallpaper! Seriously. I am inspired. I have multiple rolls of metallic 1963 Thibaut wallpaper in my private stash – I think the bedroom is ripe for its 60s makeover for sure!
Thanks to the kind people at the Madonna Inn, including Susie and Peggy, for their help with this post and more inspiring bedroom images to come! Here’s the link to the Madonna Inn – be sure to visit if you’re in the area!