Peek Inside Hotel Covell In LA's Trendy Los Feliz Neighborhood

  • Hotel Covell

    Hotel Covell, in the trendy Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, is the first of its kind in the area. The upscale, five-room stay is situated inside a 1930s building above the uber-popular Bar Covell. The rooms are arranged by chapters, outlining the life of a fictional character, George Covell. George's made-up life is a hybrid between the backgrounds of Dustin Lancaster (owner of both Hotel Covell and Bar Covell) and Sally Breer (hotel designer). The result is a mixture of classic Americana with a modern twist, each room reflects not only Lancasters’ and Breers’ personal tastes, but tells a multilayered story in chapters. 

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  • Chapter One Bedroom

    George was born in Oklahoma in 1926. He was drafted into the WWII in 1945 at the age of 19. One year later he returns to his family's farm in Oklahoma and starts to work as a journalist for the local paper. Everything in Chapter One reflects George's roots with rustic materials like reclaimed wood, tartans, natural canvas and linens, copper, and raw steel. The space feels earthy, utilitarian, and warm.

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  • Chapter One Bathroom

    Everything in this space has purpose, but it’s far from cold. The furnishings are well designed and entirely functional but far from frivolous or opulent. This room feels grounded and represents where George Covell came from.

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  • Chapter Two Bedroom

    In 1948 at the age of 22, George moves to Paris on the GI Bill and meets a woman named Claudia who would later be the mother of his daughter. But George leaves Paris just two years later and heads to New York City. George plans on seriously pursuing writing and journalism. The Chapter Two bedroom reflects a young man's fresh start with built-in bookcases and a Murphy bed. The feeling is simplified and handsome. This room is masculine but has layers of a young man that’s starting to explore the world around him.  

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  • Chapter Three Bedroom

    The Chapter Three space is a reflection of Claudine's apartment in Paris where George would stay with her during his visits. The two kept up a love affair for many years. She was an artist during the modernism Movement. 

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  • Chapter Three Kitcen

    You walk into this space and feel a sense of inspiration and calm. It has a softness that comes from an artist that needs to keep her space a blank palette in order to create. While its base is white, it has details that can only come from someone who’s traveled and experienced the world‐ there’s collections from Claudine’s travels and pieces she’s picked up on the side of the road as well as some antiques she inherited from her bourgeois mother.

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  • Chapter Three Living Room

    She lives minimally but warmly. The room feels bright, bohemian, serene, and feminine. Everything in this space is about texture and layers. Neutrals layered on other neutrals. There is a lot of white-washed wood, brass, natural linen, and velvet.

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  • Chapter Four Bedroom

    Eventually George starts to gain major success as a writer. The decor in the Chapter Four bedrooms reflect old world elegance with a fresh hungry feeling of someone who has made it and appreciates all the good things in life.

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  • Chapter Four Bedroom

    There are still pieces from his early days in NYC in this space, same collection of books but now with even more on art & travel.

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  • Chapter Four Details

    The space showcases pieces George picked up from flea markets in Paris when he visited his lover.

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  • Chapter Four Kitchen

    Throughout everything in the expansive Chapter Four space, there are materials of high-gloss dark wood paneling, navy blue and emerald green colors, brass, and malachite wallpaper. It's warm and handsome, like George, with an air of luxury.

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  • Chapter Five Bedroom

    Enter Isabel, the daughter George had with his Parisian lover, Claudine. She grew up with her mother in Paris and is now 18 living in New York to be closer to her dad. This space reflects her cultured and playful personality with soft colors, bold graphic patterns, and wood furniture. It’s a collection from different eras and continents. She’s very much a child of the world and feels like an old soul. It feels bright and exciting but still layered with pieces she either inherited from her parents or pieces she’s picked up because they resonate with her.

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