Netflix series documenting journey to build 'Instagram worthy' Sauble Beach motel
Two Toronto entrepreneurs brought retro renovations to a Sauble Beach motel.
It’s all part of a new Netflix series called Motel Makeover, taking place at what’s now called the June Motel.
The six-episode show follows two best friends turned business partners with a vision to reimagine the motel experience.
“A truly curated experience, like a personal touch from the moment you check-in you get a glass of wine,” said April Brown, co-founder of the June Motel.
The June Motel in Sauble Beach. (Supplied by The June Motel)
Brown and co-founder Sarah Sklash call it retro renovations with a modern twist that inspire guests to have unique stays that some might call "Instagram worthy."
“Statement wallpaper behind the bed and a pop of neon. It’s really designed to kind of be that backdrop to tell your own stories on social media,” said Brown.
The duo said they drew inspiration from the location at Sauble Beach.
“Some of our colour palettes actually came through in 'what is the Sauble sunset?' And these really amazing yellows and soft pinks and blushes and touch a turquoise,” said Brown.
The women said the show, which debuts Aug. 25, will also highlight how taking risks can pay off. The pair ditched their desk jobs to pursue this new passion.
“We started this, we were in our 30s already, when we made that pivot and we took that leap to trying something new,” Sklash said.
Their first motel overhaul was in Prince Edward County but the budget was smaller.
“It was April and I painting the walls, bringing in friends and family to wallpaper and assemble furniture,” said Sklash.
The women said the June Motel in Sauble Beach won’t be their last project. They hope to build a hospitality empire but have not yet decided where their next motel makeover will be.
“Can’t wait to go out and do it again,” said Sklash.
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