Lavish L.A.

The desired theme was three-fold, a trifecta of styles that would wholly encompass Los Angeles’ vibe—Hollywood meets Downtown meets the ocean—all manifested through a combination of color, fixtures, art and furnishings that simmer with a subtlety rare to the L.A. scene. “We were asked to create a modern luxurious space that would complement the style of Gensler's contemporary architecture,” says Bob Barry of Barry Design.

The suite boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, whose brilliant blues and natural majesty are offset by a careful lighting design as well as modern furnishings in a muted palette of ochers, creams, beiges and browns with the occasional burst of bright color.

“The jewel tone accents were selected to showcase Hollywood, while the neutral scheme accentuates the jewel tones," explains Barry. “We wanted to reinforce our design with the use of lit lamps and decorative lighting, and keep the use of architectural lighting to a minimum."

The suite's entry features a hand-painted wallcovering surrounded by tiger striped teak veneer wood paneling, while a gold-textured ceiling glints down on the taupe-toned stone floor.

In the living room, which features two groupings of sitting areas, there is a touch of contemporary Zen coursing through the details: sleek, custom designed furniture with crescent-shaped sofas and handmade wool rugs are coupled with an Asian influence with bead-trimmed pillows and silver accents.

“The theme heard throughout was the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles,” says Barry. “With that and the location in mind, we wanted to create a space that everyone would enjoy, but particularly young executives and affluent travelers.”

The dining room is all in the decadent details, including custom light fixtures with silk shades, a glass dining table with white-gold leaf legs and a Venetian glass lamp atop a buffet with parchment wrapped doors and drawers.

The study echoes this opulence with a sexy yet masculine vibe—upholstered walls of golden metallic fabric are reflected in an all-mirror desk with undulating brass legs while a black-lacquer credenza with gold accents shines right back.

While guests may be reluctant to call a night quits, the master bedroom is an ideal sanctuary for a sublime night’s sleep. Channeling the caramel-colored palette featured throughout the suite, the bed is framed with an oversized, upholstered leather headboard that stretches all the way to the ceiling and flanked by marble-topped mirrored nightstands.

Crystal ceiling fixtures dangle from the bedroom and walk-in dressing area and built-in wood millwork houses an impressive entertainment system for supine recreation. Admirable ablution can also be had in the marble and onyx bathroom where a rain shower for two and a soaking tub both reside.


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