The Dive Motel & Swim Club, United States
An antidote to sweltering Nashville summers can be found in a twist on dated American motels. A rundown 1950s roadside inn has been transformed into an homage to vintage Americana, with designer Lyon Porter layering textures of vintage 1970s wallpaper and wood panelling around hand-picked objects – and, true to his previous work in Brooklyn, is thoroughly Instagrammable (room styles include ‘boogie nights’ and ‘mushroom’). Check in at the ‘dive bar’ and cool off in the 60-foot pool – you’ll likely forget Broadway’s honky-tonks are only a five-minute drive away from this Tennessee oasis.
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