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The Bedroom

A laid-back getaway by Shanan Campanaro and Michelle Zacks.


When Playland Motel—a new boutique destination that aims to capitalize on the renaissance of Rockaway Beach—approached Eskayel founder Shanan Campanaro about designing this spacious, light-filled suite, she agreed without hesitation. Campanaro worked in collaboration with Michelle Zacks of the Brooklyn studio SPACED OUT to conjure a dreamy, bohemian mood. The design draws on Rockaway’s local lore, the surrounding environment (there’s an ocean view from the suite), surf culture, and their own travels. With the internet (principally, a shared Pinterest board) at their disposal, the duo made quick work of the challenge—which was imperative, given that the lead time was only a month. “It’s kind of amazing how much from our inspiration board made it directly into the project,” Campanaro says. “Cinder blocks, round upholstered headboard, and tumbleweed included.”

• “In the bedroom we used shades of blue that are reminiscent of the sea,” says Zacks. The wallpaper, headboard, and pillowcases are by Eskayel. Mounted above the bed is a tumbleweed found on Etsy.

A gnarled piece of wood was hung with paper lanterns to create a floor lamp.

Cinder blocks—painted with contrasting pops of color—serve as a minimalist side table. “I distinctly remember my parents using cinder blocks for this purpose when I was young,” says Campanaro.


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