Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the L.A. scene have a new place to lay low with the opening of the Kimpton Everly Hotel located in
the heart of Hollywood Hills. This spacious, laid-back
hospitality venue designed by award-winning
architecture and design firm Rottet Studio is filled
with light and celebrates both local influences and
mid-century modern design.
“The goal of the project was to capture the spirit
of Beachwood Canyon, which is a neighboring area
in central L.A. enclaves with mid-century roots,”
said Ginny Hightower, founder of Hightower
Collaborative Design. Prior to establishing her
namesake firm, Hightower was a member of the
project team at Rottet Studio during the Everly
“It’s literally right up the street from Hollywood,”
she continued. “The design translates into the
physical space because the architecture reflects
the contemporary design that’s unique to L.A.,
but the interior decor, art, and textures still maintain
a really inviting atmosphere to capture that sort
of mid-century, young Hollywood/Beachwood
Art-filled public spaces and lush landscaping
invite visitors to take refuge from the clamor of
the surrounding neighborhood, while guest rooms
offer stunning views of the L.A. skyline or of the
iconic Hollywood sign. The hotel’s ground floor
restaurant and cafe, Jane Q, features unobstructed
outdoor views through double-height atrium
windows, while striking lighting fixtures from
Brendan Ravenhill accentuate the restaurant
space with its lofty ceilings.
In a recent interview with i+s Hightower
described the unique details of Jane Q and
how the lighting helped enhance the views of
the spacious eatery.
interiors+sources: What are some of the
architectural and design details that make
the public spaces within the Everly Hotel so
GINNY HIGHTOWER: The major design feature of the
project is the ceiling height. The hotel is positioned
on a hill, so at one point when you enter into the
cafe you have these 27-foot-high ceilings and then
it’s pretty much an open space to the second floor.
You have these massive spaces with floor-to-ceiling
windows on the south and the west sides that
have very simple, steel mullions in a big grid pattern.
That’s a really big design feature.
To bring in some more wood elements in the
cafe, we have these clamshell shutters that open
and close at angles. Some of them are full height
By Robert Nieminen | Photography courtesy of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
A NOD TO
L.A.’s new Kimpton Everly
Hotel celebrates its local
roots while incorporating
mid-century design elements.