It is called Hotel Covell…a tiny 5 room boutique hotel located on the east side of Los Angeles in the hipster area of Silverlake. Each room is called a “chapter”…the concept is based on a fictional character George Covell and each unique room is supposed to represent an aspect or “chapter” from his fictional life…in other words…the decor in each room of the hotel tells a fictional story of world traveling writer.
What I think is interesting is the use of so many different colors and textures on the walls at Hotel Covell. The hotel was the creation of restauranteur and bar owner Dustin Lancaster…the space was designed by Los Angeles interior designer Sally Breer.
The rooms are an eclectic mix with bold accent walls or striking floors. Smart design to customize each of these unique rooms. Here are some ideas for making your walls tell a design story directly from Hotel Covell.
1. BOLD STONE INSPIRED WALLPAPER – Love this bright green malachite inspired feature wall in one of the rooms living area. Keeping all of the rest of the decor around it relatively neutral helps counteract the boldness of the design and color. This makes a statement.
2. HIGH BACK FURNITURE – VELVET TUFTED – In this case, in the dining area of the same room, Breer and team created a banquette seat with a tall to-the-ceiling back that is tufted green velvet. Very hipster and retro but it works to add surprise texture to the space.
3. GEOMETRIC TILE ACCENT – In this small kitchenette in one of the Hotel Covell rooms, a green and black hexagon wall tile is used to create a stunning feature wall. Use wall tile instead of wallpaper in a kitchen or bathroom to create a cool accent.
4. CREATE A HEADBOARD WALLPAPER NOOK – This Moroccan inspired bed nook is super cool with its marble style green blue wallpaper. Love the touch of the gold ball light fixture. If you do not have a real nook, create the illusion by putting a bit of wallpaper just behind your bed headboard…you can even trim it in molding to make it stand out as a deliberate design wall detail.
What do you think of these ideas? What room might you consider adding an accent wall to?