Falling Asleep to the Waves in Style in Mendocino, California
Laura Ashley’s cabbage-rose design aesthetic lives on at Mendocino inns: lace curtains and flowered wallpaper are the norm. God bless the gay boys to have the cojones to break ranks with other innkeepers and import real style to this sleepy little town. Done up in a blue-and-white nautical theme, the John Dougherty House is one of Mendocino’s only inns that looks like it was styled by real decorators. And it was. Some of the design touches are too aggressively urban, like the flat-panel TVs, but so what?