Skate chic

Former pro skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizergues, founder of the footwear and apparel company Etnies, has teamed with other sports firms and interior designers to redecorate 10 suites at La Casa del Camino hotel in Laguna Beach. Senizergues collaborated with interior designer Eve Lowey of Studio Chameleon on Room 207, which features a lounge chair made from skateboard decks and a headboard made from salvaged scraps of shoe fabric. "We incorporated materials, shapes and concepts inspired by a skateboarder's daily life and blended them with green elements," Senizergues says. The bathroom's cast concrete sink, produced by Hart Concrete Design in Costa Mesa, is inspired by the kidney-shaped pools where skaters love to practice. The redesigned rooms, a project spearheaded by Riviera magazine, are open; nightly rates are $269 to $369, and a portion of proceeds go to charities chosen by the participating surf and skate firms.

-- David A. Keeps

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