Anyone looking for a relaxing jaunt to a tropical locale should seriously consider the Hotel Azúcar, a slice of paradise nestled on the coast in Veracruz, Mexico, with a healthy dose of modern style. The palette of whites, pinks, warm neutrals and oceanic blue-greens is breathtaking, and I would love to stay anywhere with a biblioteca, especially one so serene as this (shown above and below).
At around $240 a night, the rates aren’t unreasonable for such beautiful lodging. You can make reservations through their site or by calling them directly. Still, if a tropical getaway is out of reach for the time being, there are some great design tips for summer decorating to be taken from the Azúcar. I particularly love the casual composition of hanging green glass jugs and the rugged irregular deck boards in the library.