Nestled deep into the majestic countryside of Eastern Oregon you’ll find the Jennings Hotel, a boutique hotel in an beautifully restored 2-story building in the town of Joseph. The much-buzzed-about hotel went about restoring one room at a time by selecting one designer per room and giving them total creative freedom to design their space.
When Coil + Drift designer John Sorensen-Jolink was tapped to design one of the last untouched rooms in the hotel he jumped at the opportunity, having spent many childhood Summer holidays swimming in the nearby crystal-clear Wallowa Lake. He decided to transformed the small room into a cozy den, painting the walls a rich grey and building a custom platform bed and covering a wall in woven cane. The space also features a custom-made lacquered desk and Soren chair, a June Mirror, and custom turned-brass coat hooks. Sorensen-Jolink sourced vintage accessories like a brass bean scoop and amber glassware from local antique shops. Keep an eye out this spring when the Jennings Hotel will open its final room, which will be designed by BDDW founder Tyler Hayes.