Trixie Motel Oh Honeymoon Suite 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 :)
Here's our Oh Honeymoon suite! A bee and honey themed room, designed to be a retro sexy getaway for honeymooners. The design of this room I feel is the most applicable to everyday life. You could absolutely have a bedroom designed like this without it feeling like a theme motel. I really leaned into the retro and honeycomb feel with fun details like this "honey disco light". This is the biggest suite of the motel and the one with the most massive changes. From removing a closet to add a banquette, to totally ripping out and changing the footprint of the bathroom.
In the original motel this room was connected to the lobby and the owner actually used this as her bedroom. We ended up using the previous hallway space to expand the bathroom and create a true honeymoon dream setup, complete with two shower-heads and double vanity! We retiled the whole bathroom with hexagon shapes in the color scheme of the room.
The floor and ceilings of this room are just so special. I always say ceilings and floors are the most forgotten surfaces in design, and I wasn't going to let that happen at Trixie Motel. We ended up going with a classic linoleum floor, but made it feel fresh and fun by creating a zig zag pattern with the squares. This was such an affordable, durable, and beautiful solution to the floors.
The honeycomb walls were a wild idea I had from the start, and I'm so happy everyone was on board and we were able to make it happen. Special shout out to Marc from Total Design Furniture for brining my vision to life. These were wood panels that he padded and upholstered that we velco'd to the walls to create a channel tufting look, and also a bee-hive vibe. What's nice is they were easy to make and install, and can be swapped out individually if needed!
I love this room so much and it was also a very special episode where Trixie Mattel officiated Phillip and I's wedding :) don't worry, a whole separate blog post on that will be coming soon!
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 at home honeymoon suite :)
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 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 AND CREDIT ME @DANIDAZEY
Xx, Dani Dazey, Designer of Trixie Motel
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