From cement tile to brass fixtures, take design tips from the Ace Hotel. Known for carving out its own brand of cool, Ace houses guests from Panama to Portland. No two hotels look alike, helping to attract the class of creatives the hotel chain is noted for bringing in droves. Emma took a look at the downtown Los Angeles hotel and we were inspired room after room. From light and airy to dark and moody, pull these five style tips into your own home for a distinctly designer look.
1. Cement Tile
Cement tile makes a statement on a bathroom floor. Check out options at Granda Tile or Cement Tile Shop. A clawfoot tub and marble countertop pull together a look you won’t find at any neighboring hotel.
2. Contrasting Molding
House Tweaking author Dana Miller once noted painting window trim is like wearing eye liner. A contrasting black trim on a white wall is such a simple way to bring a designer touch home.
Unafraid of bold color, painted built-ins wrap this room in a bold blue-green. To make this work for your own home, keep the furniture and flooring neutral.
4. Brass Fixtures
Brass is back! Brass on marble creates a refined countertop at the downtown LA Ace. From lighting fixtures to drawer pulls, brassy accents are popping up all over.
5. Industrial Letters
Whether creating marquee letters or buying recycled industrial letters, customize this quirky accent for your own space. Try “Happy Hour” above a bar, “Gather” in a dining room, or “Bath” in a restroom. Letters can often be picked up at vintage markets for a steal!
Can you see these elements in your home? We’re full on swooning over here.
Photography by Spencer Lowell.