photogaphy by Chris Harder

Inspired by the great American outdoors, this new lifestyle hotel brand’s debut property is built for today’s adventurer, putting guests at the heart of one of the country’s most extraordinary outdoor destinations. Located at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the 2 properties include a restaurant, bar, and café, retail market, and extensive outdoor public areas, including a seasonal pool, patio, porch, and communal fire pit, all with views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

The designs celebrate the idea of Americana- guiding the way for collaborations with local makers and partners for a blend of new Colorado craftsmanship with a touch of nostalgia. The designers drew inspiration from the surrounding landscape and wild expanses of the park, resulting in the use of “natural colors “without being limited to muted greens and tepid tans.

The property’s own backyard contains streaks of bright neon orange moss and pops of brick red Indian paintbrush. Bringing those unexpected hues into the interiors was a respectful and exciting way to celebrate the site.

The guest rooms at the hotel are design-forward, functional, and fashioned to serve as a respite between outdoor adventures. Adding to the modern-meets-rustic aesthetic, custom furniture and lighting in natural materials are a nod to American craftsmanship – including wooden beds, sustainable cork flooring, banquette benches, side tables with inset charging stations, and multiple storage options. The spaces are neutral in tone with artwork commissioned as a nod to local surroundings, and textiles inspired by local artisans.


photogaphy by Read McKendree / JBSA & Noe DeWitt

The architectural design of Wildflower Farms (Auberge Resorts) is inspired by a long tradition of Swiss & Dutch design, tailored to the specific site and programmatic requirements. With a more modern take on the vernacular building typologies of farmhouse and barn, inspired by modern European architects such as Peter Zumthor, the buildings were designed to frame the surrounding mountains, nestled harmoniously into the site.

With further inspiration from Electric Bowery’s native state of California and architects such as Mickey Muennig, the material palette is composed to create a more direct connection with nature than is typically found in more traditional Hudson Valley architecture. These natural materials provide a rich backdrop for the highly curated interior design collection.

The overall site plan and design of the structures are all tailored to frame views of the natural surroundings. The holistic architecture of the structures is designed to create an experiential narrative that introduces the guests to the site and then reveals the views of the Shawangunk Ridge upon arrival at the Great Porch, the heart of the main building complex that connects the Shop and Clay restaurant.

This narrative approach allows the guest to fully immerse themselves in nature as they inhabit the space, left with a feeling of awe as they are removed entirely from their everyday life. The original Rosedale tree farm, before construction, had naturally evolved into a series of vignettes, with groupings of trees in varying formality tied together by the overgrown meadow. This inspired the concept and desire for meandering paths and discoverable moments woven within the landscape.

The overall palette of the project is composed of an abundance of natural materials – stacked stone, slate, weathered wood finishes, naturally oxidized Corten steel, to name a few – that blend seamlessly with the landscape and provide warmth through texture and lack of uniformity, but also conform to the modern architectural lines of the buildings

As a part of the overall design process, careful consideration of the materials palette and materials transition details took a front seat in the architecture, both interior, and exterior. It was particularly important to convey the indoor-outdoor living experience that was borrowed from and inspired by west coast Californian architecture, using tall storefront glass in several locations with naturally weathered and repurposed wood-clad ceilings and fin walls visually extending from the interior to exterior.

The founders of Electric Bowery, Cayley Lambur and Lucia Bartholomew met while working for Frank Gehry, and were particularly inspired by his early housing design from the 1980s, in which spare materials were used to create ‘villages’ of structures that work together harmoniously as one whole.

Character grade wood materials by Kebony as well as repurposed natural oak cladding by Madera Surfaces are prevalent throughout, as well as extensive use of textured slate tiles (as an alternative to the widespread use of local bluestone), a variety of mottled plaster wall finishes, and recycled canvas wall-covering in the Bower Cabins.

Electric Bowery worked with ownership from the early conception of the project, from initial site master planning through construction, collaborating on the evolution of the overall concept and goals for the guest experience throughout.

The Bower Cabins, Cottages, Suites, and amenity buildings together relate as part of a whole, with a consistent architectural language that adapts to the specific context within the site.


photography by Lance Gerber & Josh Cho

Inspired by coastal Spain, Electric Bowery composed a rich palette of color & texture to complement the existing historical character of Casa Cody. Casa Cody is the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, founded in the 1920s by Hollywood pioneer Harriet Cody, cousin to the legendary Buffalo Bill. The project blends historic preservation with fresh and modern colors, textures and patterns, honoring its Spanish Colonial Revival heritage and adobe hacienda architecture with a new lens.

Quiet and secluded yet just steps from Palm Springs’ center, Casa Cody is a romantic respite with 29 rooms including three free-standing accommodations across well-manicured grounds, situated in front of the rising backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains under the open skies of the California desert.

Casa Cody is a designated Class I Historic Site, Palm Springs’ highest level of historic preservation protection. In the early 1900s, Harriet and Harold Bryant Cody came by wagon from Hollywood to Palm Springs where they settled on land that was to become Casa Cody and built a home.

With warm coral velvet, textured blue-green accents, and otomi-patterned pillows, the rooms are imbued with depth to enliven the existing plaster interior.

Each room features richly colored zellige tile and deep blue millwork in the bathrooms and bar areas, reflecting the Mediterranean influence in a modern design.

Electric Bowery custom designed upholstered elements and cabinetry in the space for an inviting, residential feel. Dark wood tones balance the rich pops of color, creating a classic yet modern aesthetic that is unlike any other in Palm Springs, as unique as the vibrant history of the property.

With multiple courtyards and spacious lawns against a serene mountain backdrop, Casa Cody is a sanctuary within the creative bustle of downtown Palm Springs.


photography courtesy of palisociety

Electric Bowery was immediately inspired by Silver Lake’s historical legacy as a magnet for iconoclasts and its reputation as the Bohemian epicenter of Los Angeles. The warm and sunny climate, over 50 storybook staircases knitting the lush hills together, and the eclectic personalities of locals that Silver Lake Pool & Inn would soon attract all contributed to the design elements and overarching desire to create an informal and melodious meeting place in the neighborhood.

In addition to Silver Lake’s history and natural landscaping, inspiration came from a myriad of eclectic sources. The work of Luis Barragán, a pioneer of Mexican Modernism, was frequently referenced for his genius in eliciting tranquility from clean lines, natural materials, color and use of light.

This feeling was achieved through Electric Bowery’s use of natural, handmade and vintage elements, sunset tones and open, inviting spaces, ultimately creating a place to connect, create and relax.

The Southern California climate allowed for most social spaces to be outdoors, with intimate and casual seating in the garden-like atmosphere within verdant, cascading terraces joined together by exterior staircases, echoing the local context.

Flagstone flooring and handmade Moroccan and Italian tilework within tree-covered courtyards create intimate oases in which locals and tourists alike find themselves at ease and refreshed. Electric Bowery tied the exterior spaces together with smooth finish plaster & vintage stucco, paying homage to the Mexican influence on Southern Californian architecture.

Within the hotel guest rooms, a warm and singularly Californian ethos was achieved through custom millwork, handmade Moroccan tile, and terrazzo nightstands and vanities commissioned by Concrete Collaborative.

A sense of spaciousness and warmth was achieved by optimizing natural light and supplementing with vintage-inspired floor lamps, sconces and fixtures by ANDlight.

Armchairs made of leather and wood, prints by Blockshop and Alexandra Berg, and Laure Joliet photography animate the space while live plants and antique rugs unique to each room accomplish Electric Bowery’s desire for every guest to experience subtly distinct decorative elements.

A cactus garden inset within the hotel and exterior stairways connecting the outside terraces blur the line between exterior and interior space, creating a social sanctuary within the urban Silver Lake context.