Project Three-Star Quality Inn

Show If These Walls Could Talk

Created in collaboration with Hazel Eckert, Three-Star Quality Inn was installed at The Gladstone as part of the group illustration show, If These Walls Could Talk. We were inspired our nostalgia of staying in 1970s-style roadside motels. Our goal was to distill the feeling of each detail of these motels into a life-sized paper room. Everything pictured, from the wall hangings to the furniture was constructed completely from paper. I designed and Hazel letter-pressed our own stationary and “do not disturb” sign.  Not only that, we created a Gideon Bible to live in the bedside drawer. My favourite detail was the illuminated paper lamps that drove home the moody stillness of the installation.


Laurie McGregor


Paper, glue, wood, wire, screws, nails, lights, batteries