ISSUE 10  |  California Cool

The Velvet Underground: Retro Glamour in Los Feliz

March 09, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

LA nightlife impresario Dustin Lancaster opened Bar Covell on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Feliz a couple of years ago; now he’s offering five suites (upstairs) for patrons who want to stay a bit longer. Located in a nondescript 1930s brick building, the Covell Hotel comes to life thanks to designer Sally Breer of Co-Mingle. Here are our favorite spaces.

Photos by Bethany Nauert.

Above: The gilded entrance with signage by Marjory Garrison signals Hollywood-style glamour to come. 

Above: A pink-velvet-upholstered Eileen Gray Bibendum chair anchors the Chapter 3 room, which is meant to evoke a Parisian atelier.

Above: A lighting fixture by LA designer Brendan Ravenhill illuminates the dining table in the Chapter 4 suite. (Read our Studio Visit with Ravenhill.)

Above: An upholstered banquette covered in green velvet echoes the Eileen Gray Bibendum chair in the living room.

Above: In the kitchenette, a tile floor from Kismet.

Above: Each kitchenette comes with a Smeg refrigerator in black or white.

Above: A lounging corner off the kitchenette.

Above: A pair of sconces by Brendan Ravenill.

Above: A black and white corner in the Chapter 5 suite.

Above: The bed linens are from LA-based Parachute.

Above: The bathroom in the Chapter 3 suite features a strip of marbelized trim tile and brass fixtures for a bit of subtle glamour.

 For more details, go to Hotel Covell. And consult our LA Guide for recommended things to see and do all over the city.