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4 Design Ideas to Steal from L.A.'s Stylish Hotel Covell

Here's how to bring the look of the Best Coast home with you

4 Design Ideas to Steal from L.A.'s Stylish Hotel Covell
Courtesy of Hotel Covell

We've all been there. You spend a few nights in a hotel room that feels all too much like a larger, cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing version of your current home, and you never want to leave. Such is the case at Hotel Covell, a five-room boutique hotel in Los Angeles, decorated by local interior designer Sally Breer. The beauty lies in its simplicity: the digs are at once hip and cool but also completely accessible. It's almost like, if you wanted to, you could bring the look home with you in just four easy steps. Here goes.

1. Embrace contrasting elements.
From the bright-blue head panel and platform bed to the moody black door and floating bedside table, offsetting specific elements in a minimalist or neutral room helps them pop with intention.

2. Consider slim shelving.
To save space while adding visual interest in a tight area, opt for a Thumbtack-commissioned (or DIY) shelving unit that's slimmer than the average built-in. The bonus: just think of all that vignette potential.

3. Upgrade your flooring.
No one can deny the appeal of hardwood flooring. But to kick that notion up a notch, consider installing richly grained planks in a chic herringbone pattern for a touch of texture that doesn't overwhelm the space's more minimalist leanings.

4. Let there be light.
Free up floor—and precious bedside table—space by adding a pair of sconces above the bed instead of lamps. These are both functional and beautiful, becoming works of art that grace the walls with little effort.