Decorating & Design

September 28, 2020

Designer Destination: The June Motel In Sauble Beach Is A Retro Retreat

Staying at The June Motel in Sauble Beach, Ontario — the latest outpost from moteliers April Brown and Sarah Sklash — is a real trip. The vibe is elevated ’70s beach town, inspired by retro motels and the stunning Sauble Beach sunset: think woven accents, mid-century modern–style furniture and nostalgic neon signs, all wrapped up in a pastel apricot and pistachio palette.

After having great success with the first The June Motel in Prince Edward County, April and Sarah are reprising their “good wine and good vibes” formula, but this time it’s supersized: this location has 24 guest rooms, a pool and patio, Heydays, the indoor-outdoor restaurant, and The Shop, a destination to discover treasures from female-owned businesses. Plus, it’s just a few blocks from kilometers of sandy beach!

So, get into the mood with some Cat Stevens and James Taylor, and scroll through our Q&A with April for the lowdown on how she and Sarah created a sun-soaked retro retreat less than three hours away from Toronto.