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Alsace LA hotel interiors by Home Studios encapsulate SoCal energy

The lobby at The Alsace Hotel, LA, designed by Home Studios, featuring custom designs including an oak desk and stools, etched amber glass pendant lights and a mural created in collaboration with local artist Lukas Geronimas Giniotis

Pei-Ru Keh
18 Jan 2022

The Los Angeles neighbourhood of West Adams might not have the name recognition as other areas of the city, but the recently opened Alsace LA hotel is adding to the district’s already significant standing. Known for its historic architecture and for being one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Los Angeles, West Adams also boasts a thriving dining scene, a host of unique retail destinations, and is also home to a blossoming art and music scene.

Against this vibrant and energetic backdrop, the 48-room Alsace LA hotel possesses all the hallmarks of a soon-to-be cherished fixture. Developed by CIM Group, the purpose-built hotel was designed by architects NMDA Group, with interiors by Home Studios. Inspired by the gestural curves of the Bauhaus, white oak floors and ceilings are muddled with terracotta plaster, fluted textures, warm wood accents and vintage and custom-designed furniture to create an evocative and sensual atmosphere that captures the eclectic essence of Los Angeles. 

Alsace LA hotel interiors by Home Studios

The courtyard at the Alsace LA hotel, featuring ‘Vimini’ sofas by Kettal and ‘Bubble’ armchairs by Casa Design Group. The tables were custom-designed with metal mesh bases and concrete tile tops

Guests first enter through a Mediterranean-style portico, where a verdant interior courtyard allows natural light to filter through each of the hotel’s three floors. Guest rooms each boast handcrafted details, with larger rooms accompanied by balconies or terraces, a custom-designed dining table and a bespoke pull-out couch.

Home Studios was responsible for designing many of the in-room elements, including the upholstered headboard panels, the rattan and wood wardrobes and sculptural brass hooks that together transport guests away to another world. 

A lounge area in the lobby with a custom mohair sofa and coffee table by Gubi. On the wall on the left is a textile artwork by LA sculptor Molly Haynes, and behind the sofa is a pair of vintage lamps and a vase by ceramic artist Morgan Peck

Home Studios’ residential-style approach to the interior design continues downstairs in the lobby, where a tile mural, produced in collaboration with local artist Lukas Geronimas Giniotis, draws on themes of ancient mosaic art with its figures in repose and abstracted landscape of fauna and classic architecture. Each of the artist’s tile motifs hint at the use of space throughout the hotel’s public spaces: divers appear near the exit to the pool, while figures play near the gym. §

The hotel’s courtyard with terracotta floors and a custom-designed oak door 

A terrace at the hotel with lighting by Justice Design Group, seating by CB2 and a table by Adico
 

The hotel’s meeting room, featuring custom wool rugs handwoven by Moroccan astisans. The room’s furniture includes a vintage coffee table and lounge chairs by Gubi

 

Superior King bedroom with custom bed and side tables


 

The hallway, featuring custom-designed lighting
 

A terrace with Adico garden furniture
 
 
 

A lounge area next to the hotel’s lobby 
 

A bedroom overlooking a private patio
 

The living area in one of the King studio rooms, with custom furniture including a dining table with rattan base and stone top, oak and rattan chairs and wardrobe
 

A detail of the hotel’s meeting room with a custom table and vintage chairs. On the walls are photographs by LA-based photographer Pascal Shirley


 

A detail of a studio living area with bespoke terracotta elements

A curved wall leads from the bedroom to the bathroom, with chequered terracotta tiles and a shower featuring verde marble mosaic floor and green zellige ceramic tiles