Trixie Motel Atomic Bombshell Room Reveal - Designed by Dani Dazey
This past year I went on the journey of my life as a designer and human being. I was chosen among hundreds of designers to design the Trixie Motel. A 7 bedroom motel in Palm Springs California, purchased by drag icon Trixie Mattel. Not only were we renovating and designing a run down motel, but the whole process was filmed and is now a TV show streaming on Discovery+! I began the designing and pre production on the show started in early 2021, and by fall we were breaking ground in Palm Springs. I lived in a hotel during filming with my fiancè and two dogs for almost 5 months. I was one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences of my life. And now I finally get to share what we did with you all :)
This room of the motel has hands down been the fan favorite of the season....so far! I really wanted to make this room feel like you truly were being transported (or abducted) into another world. We nailed down the technique for the fauxrazzo floors by using the paint made for epoxy and the glossy deep blue color really set the mood. It looks like a galaxy full of stars! I was thankful to have our friends Nicholas Scheppard and Jenson Titus from Very Gay Paint back to help us with the two different murals that we decided on for this room. With their help along with Trixie, my fiancé Phillip and myself the 4 of us (inside joke if you watched the episode haha) were able to knock these out pretty quick!
This room is a nod to Retrofuturism, an art and design trend in the 50's and 60's. It was basically how people in the past imaged how the future would look. Some people even dated their "Futuristic" art to be set in the 2000's, which does not quite look like today, unless you're in this room that is LOL. It was a mid-century take on space, and I love it. Think starbursts, galactic shapes/motifs, linear colored lines, and basically an overall Jetsons vibe.
As always we stuck with our favorites over at Total Design Furniture to build us the amazing circle bed and Astek Home to print the custom wallpaper that I designed.
I got to do another custom print for this room, and as you may have seen on the episode we scaled it too small. Scale is so important when it comes to print, and I'm usually used to doing clothing so there was a leaning curve. Luckily we were able to reprint larger and then save the smaller scale for the dressing room which looked fine! It was another embarrassing moment for me haha, but Trixie and the team were gracious and we made it work, plus more drama for the show ;)
Be sure to continue to watch the rest of the room reveals on Trixie Motel every Friday on Discovery+. If you are interested in any of the pieces in this room I have included links at the bottom of this page to the same (or similar) items so you can create your own room that is out of this world!
Also everything you see me wear here and in the show is hand drawn and designed by me for my brand Dazey LA. AKA the website you're on right now! All sustainably and ethically made right here in Los Angeles. Clothing design has been my main thing for the past 12 years and I started Dazey LA 6 years ago and have been bootstrapping it since. They didn't really highlight that on the show yet and I've been getting a ton of questions, so I gotta promote it myself ;) You can shop these styles and support our small business right here.
Feel free to share and repin these photos of the Trixie Motel. All photos are owned and taken by Dani Dazey, you can credit her @danidazdey. Thank you!
FULL SOURCE LIST AND LINKS AT THE END OF THE POST! FEEL FREE TO SHARE AND PIN ALL THESE IMAGES ANS CREDIT ME @DANIDAZEY
Xx, Dani Dazey, Designer of Trixie Motel
Resources & Links
Paint By Dunn Edwards