ARTS DISTRICT | LOS ANGELES
DESIGNERS: Sally Breer + Adrie Costanza
PHOTOGRAPHER: Laure Joliet
Lobby + Gift Shop + Coffee Counter
“This building has some magic in it, and I think everyone wanted to be a part of it.”
"I wanted to curate a small gift shop that allowed both guests and visitors alike to take a piece of hotel home with them. It was great to work with such talented LA makers to fill this space with fun objects."
Restaurant + Bar
“Everything downstairs—the windows, the doors—is so severe. Every corner, a clearly visible 90 degrees.”
“I just wanted some looseness and something that softened the edges a bit and maybe made someone laugh.”
- Sally Breer, discussing the custom fixture above the bar.
“The narrative here is all about Mabel and Marta—a mother and daughter.
Mabel took it over in the 1940s as a boarding house. She was this eccentric lady who had this idea to make them ROYGBIV, so each room is a different color of the spectrum.
Her daughter Marta grew up here and in the ’70s took it over. She added some rock n’ roll elements.”
“Orange is a perfect example (of playing with the color theme)—you don't want to live in orange, but I think that room is successful because it’s a mix of everything that is orange.”
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