The Fleur Noire Hotel is a Palm Springs boutique hotel consisting of 21 uniquely designed casitas, bungalows and suites.
The property features graphic floral wall murals by internationally renowned artist Louise Jones.
Louise Jones (née Chen) aka Ouizi, was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA to Shanghainese parents. She is best known for her large scale floral mural installations which can be seen in public spaces throughout the United States, from museums to public parks.
The murals often depict site-specific plants and animals, and the techniques are uniquely informed by her education in drawing and printmaking.
Her affinity towards botanical subjects continues to grow, stemming from an early introduction to Georgia O’Keeffe and fond memories of picking figs with her grandmother. She currently lives and works in Detroit.
Artist Ellie Cashman creates original works of art for wallpaper, wall deco and home textiles.
Born in the US (Providence, RI), and with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University, Ellie expatriated to the Netherlands in 2007, where she has been deeply influenced by the still life painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
Ellie says: “I created Ellie Cashman Design in 2013, after my original Dark Floral wallpaper went viral on Pinterest. Since then, I have added fabric, cushions and silk scarves to my product line. Tying it all together is my personal take on the floral print.
To create my large-scale prints, I alternate between traditional and digital art media. From start to finish, a design usually takes me about 6 months to a year.
My floral wallpapers celebrate nature in the peak of its glory.
It is this feeling of awe and reverence, this experience of beauty and harmony that I want to introduce into my customers’ surroundings, daily lives and experiences. I believe that being in the presence of beauty awakens our creativity and courage, invigorates us, and makes the impossible seem possible.
Behind each Ellie Cashman design is a time-consuming artistic process aimed at creating prints that are beautiful and eye-catching, emotionally affecting, skillfully rendered and produced using only the finest quality materials.
Chris Pardo’s work focuses on architecture, hospitality design & development. Born and raised on the West coast his style has been strongly influenced by his travels.
Co-founding ARRIVE Hotels in 2009 he introduced a neighborhood centric aesthetic, offering guests an authentic representation of place while creating an almost theatrical backdrop to their daily activities. Hospitality design projects include Arrive Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs (public spaces interiors), Ernest Coffee, Bootlegger Tiki, Starbucks Reserve, Free People, Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, and Il Corso restaurants among many others.
While traveling in France searching for vintage furniture the owner happened upon a roadside cart selling flower seeds. Not being fluent in the language they believed they purchased a vintage lineage of seeds. Once back in Palm Springs they planted seeds on property and unbelievably, the flowers kept blooming black. Dismayed they had one horticulturist after the other come evaluate the phenomenon with no success. Finally after researching the small town near where they purchased the seeds they came upon an obscure landscaper, a French man named Jacque Cousteau (no relation to the famed underwater explorer). After months of negotiating his travels to the states, he immediately identified the problem was not the soil but the seedlings which were the fabled fleur noire.
They have a fantastic Rose & Champagne bar on site called La Boisson, located on the North side of the clubhouse watch for the open pink doors and delight in dozens of bespoke Rose varieties, Champagne, wine, beer and liquor curated offerings. Don’t want to get up from soaking up the rays? Text them and they will serve you poolside.
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