Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wanderlust: Post Card Inn, St Pete Beach, Florida

This weekend in particular, I'm longing to flee the oppressive cold and head south to sunny skies. I have some very special memories at the time of year in Florida, and while Miami will always be a favourite, I loved the relaxed, laid back atmosphere of The Postcard Inn in St Pete Beach, Florida. The Postcard Inn really is the epitome of laid-back cool - with a fun 1950's surfer theme, it's quirky, retro styling and relaxed, casual atmosphere make it a hip bohemian retreat.


This built-in book shelf really doubles as an art installation. I love how cleverly they've style it into pockets of colour, yet it still feels approachable enough for you to want to grab something from one of the shelves.






True to its name, many rooms feature a plethora of bright postcards, as well as surf photography by local artists, and clever quotes from sources ranging from Thoreau and Warhol to Jay-Z.



The Moroccan lanterns are a fun and unexpected burst of colour above.




{Photos: Eric Laignel for Interior Design}


8 comments:

Victoria said...

We have been going to Indian Shores over at the Gulf Coast for the past 3 years in May. A fab location. Hope that we'll be back that way this year too and the Postcard Inn is on my list for a few nights now. Looks so much fun and I love all the retro style, great colours and surf vibe. Thanks for reminding me about this place.

Design Elements said...

wonderful location!

Jenn @ Department of the Interior said...

Those gold lamps are awesome! Also, loving the big murals in the bedrooms. Too cool.

A.S. said...

What a great place! Love the daily temperatures on the dining room wall!

escapade said...

Hope you make it there Victoria - I'm a little jealous, you'll have to let me know how your trip goes!

Jenn - they were one of my favourite features too ;)

A.S. - fits so perfectly with the fun, casual vibe!

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Wish I was there too! Would love to see a weather forecast where the pool temp. is included not just the windchill.

designchic said...

It's in the 20's in NC with snow expected again tomorrow...would love to be relaxing in a chic Florida hotel right now!!

Anonymous said...

What an eye. Phenomenal design, thank you for sharing. I particularly LOVE the room divider/art installation/bookcase, the Moroccan lamp island, the driftwood floor piece, and the tsunami beds (the pillows like balanced rocks in a garden show the designer's quirky sense of humor). Again: YES! Many thanks.

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