Award-winning interior designer, Waldo Fernandez, has redesigned all main areas at Malibu Beach Inn, a luxury boutique property located on the strip of Pacific Coast Highway referred to as “Billionaire’s Beach.”
The interior and exterior areas of the hotel along with the hotel’s popular restaurant, Carbon Beach Club, have been fully refurbished by Fernandez and include many custom pieces created by the designer specifically for the property. He is currently working on the 47 guest rooms and suites, which will be finished by the end of 2016.
To learn more about what inspired Fernandez, see the Q+A with the designer below:
1. Did you have a specific inspiration in mind when doing the redesign?
Tommy Clements and I just wanted to keep it simple and clean. The landscape is so spectacular; we always wanted that to be the star. The thought, really, was to try and create interiors that captured the serenity of Malibu Beach and that did not fight with the surroundings.
2. Describe the re-design style in 3 words.
Relaxed, Spare, Chic
3. What is being done to the rooms during the remodel?
The rooms are being completely redone. The newly remodeled rooms will feature beautiful European Oak flooring, raw rift White Oak paneling, crisp white walls, contemporary lighting, and soft, luxurious natural fiber fabrics.
4. What brands of furniture/decor are used in the remodel?
Almost everything is being custom designed for the space.
5. How do the rooms reflect the “Malibu style”?
I think the ease of each room really captures the spirit of Malibu. All of the rooms are relaxed and comfortable, but still feel very chic. The palette of the rooms also reflect the landscape – the blues of the ocean, the taupe of the sand, the earth tones in the surrounding mountains.
6. What is your favorite detail in each room?
There is not one specific detail that I think is the best. To me, it’s all about how the room feels as a whole.
7. What was done to the main areas of the hotel?
The restaurant, Carbon Beach Club, the bar and the reception areas went through a complete overhaul. The feel is very consistent with the design of the guest rooms – simple and clean with a lot of Teak, Oak and natural fiber materials; a tranquil, soothing palette.
For more information on the re-design and for high-res images, please email Kendal@ballantinespr.com or 310-454-3080.