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Hotel Covell & The Life of a Fictional Writer

Los Feliz in Los Angeles welcomed a new addition to the boutique hotel scene earlier this year with Hotel Covell.

The art of storytelling is embedded within each of the hotel’s five guestrooms. Local hospitality entrepreneur Dustin Lancaster and interior designer Sally Breer of CO-MINGLE created a fictional character as the inspiration.

George Covell is a bon vivant writer, who’s imagined life sets the tone and each ‘chapter’ is played out in the five rooms. The tale begins in Oklahoma and follows George’s travels to New York, Paris and beyond.

Chapter One evokes George’s humble upbringing with paired back simplicity and a refined Edward Hopper-esque bachelor pad feel.

Chapter Two is set in New York City in the early 1950s as the bachelor experiences city life. The room is styled with a modern blue and white palette – think of a well appointed small-scale residence with mid century pieces and oak panelling

Room Three is presented with a 1960s romantic Parisian feel, resembling the home of Covell’s girlfriend. A vintage Eileen Gray Bibendum chair sits in the corner, along with Danish Modern rosewood credenza and onyx bullnose trim features in the bathroom.

In Chapter Four, George travels through Monaco and India where he’s found wealth as an established author. An eclectic mix of furnishings represent a lifetime of collecting pieces from around the globe.

The story ends in New York with his Parisian raised daughter in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A mix of past and contemporary sensibilities create an inviting final guestroom.

Caitlan N

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