Following on the hip heels of Palihouse in West Hollywood, developer and hotelier Avi Brosh has just launched Palihotel on L.A.’s happening Melrose Avenue. The 32 room boutique hotel has a similar cool, laid back and un-hotellike vibe as its predecessor, but amps up the throwback design cues with loads of vintage furniture & art, along with a 70s color palette in the guest rooms. The walls above are ghost wood while the vintage leather sofa is notable for the unexpected combo of worn leather with a green velvet seat cushion.
Brosh designed the dining, lobby, and food areas to be communal and establish a friendly, neighborhood, community vibe. A communal wood table that you can glimpse in the lower left sets the tone.
The unconventional front desk is crafted from vintage wood topped with marble. A gallery style display on the wall shows off vintage art and photographs. Along with 2 mirrored wardrobes, the space is filled entirely with stuff you could find in your grandmother’s attic. The key here is the way all the pieces are displayed and edited–it’s an example of how everything old can be new again.
The waiting room features red walls and ceiling. It’s a space you either want to hang out in all day or you don’t vibe with at all. Red rooms have that effect on people. You either love them…or not. I actually really dig this space, I bet it is especially cool at night.
Cork walls give the space a warmer feel that paint would. A vintage metal stool doubles as a bedside table, while an accordion metal task lamp is a groovy choice for reading in bed.
GET THE LOOK:
Star pillow made from recycled boat sails on Etsy
Blue subway tile from subwaytileoutlet.com
Robert Abbey’s Bruno Scissor Arm Pharmacy Sconce
Turner Bar Stools from Crate & Barrel