Trixie Motel Yeehaw Cowgirl 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 :)
As a born and raised California girl I was so scared of getting this theme right! I didn't want it to feel too kitschy western or farmhouse. I wanted to make sure it felt fresh and new, but on theme. I love a challenge and welcomed it with open arms. In the end I think we really made, in the words of Trixie Mattel, a "California Cowgirl" room!
I had such blast putting a fun and colorful twist on this western inspired room. We kept the mural in this room simple but went bold with the color choice to make sure it still made a big impact. The print was just too good to not continue throughout the room so the upholstery on the rocking chairs and dining chair pillows got this same graphic which was the perfect way to tie all of the areas in this front room together. I created another custom graphic for the wallpaper made by Astek Home, and matched it with our bed linens and curtains. Seeing Trixie so excited about her face being in the wallpaper was probably my favorite part about this whole room reveal.
Our friends over at Total Design Co did such an incredible job making the custom horseshoe headboard from my rending I mocked up and it turned out even better than I could have dreamed! Concrete Collaborative came through with the terrazzo counter/bar top that was the perfect addition to the original leather bar that Trixie Mattel and Orville Peck made over with some leather paint. This was the easiest DIY project and it made such a huge impact in this room.
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 Yeehaw inspired room :)
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
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