wear this there: firehouse hotel + restaurant.
by victoria comment


the bar at firehouse hotel restaurant. / sfgirlbybay

today’s wear this there is slightly challenging in that there are so many beautiful color palettes to choose from it makes it difficult to choose just one perfect ensemble. we’re headed to the latest hotspot brought to us by restaurateur and hotelier Dustin Lancaster, the new firehouse hotel in DTLA’s Arts District — designed so beautifully by none other than L.A.’s own ETC.etera (etc for short) with principal designers Jake Rodehuth-Harrison and sally breer. we’ve shared their inspiring design projects here before (hotel covell, cafe birdie, oriel chinatown and designer sally breer’s former fabulous loft) — and there appears to be no stopping this incredible creative team, so i’m excited to share a peek inside the new firehouse hotel and its fabulous adjoining restaurant.

firehouse hotel restaurant outdoor patio. / sfgirlbybay

housed in a historic 1927 firehouse that they’ve so incredibly restored — even the small firehouse gift shop and coffee counter is stunning. and i’ve been to the restaurant and since we all shared many, many plates, i can assure you it’s well worth the visit — simply everything was delicious, and the bar is not to be missed for a cozy cocktail by the built-in outdoor firepit. don’t forget to look up either — the lighting designed by jason koharik and simon st. james is awe-inspiring. each hotel room is a different color theme with some of those iconic textiles by blockshop — each more beautiful than the next, so dare we just wear all white and try not to clash? it’s well past memorial day, so i say, yes! while you’re cozied up in one of these colorful rooms, we’re naturally going to be reading the white album — not just because it’s white (duh) but because joan didion’s brilliant essays and observations on the late sixties and seventies are a must-read. enjoy the tour, with gorgeous photographs all by Laure Joliet.

colorful gift shop at the firehouse hotel dtla. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: white outfit inspired by the colorful firehouse hotel dtla. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: MAZARINE Tokyo Kimono in White Lurex; Botanica Workshop Romy Silk Bralette in White; Collina Strada Monk Satin Cargo Pant in White; Martiniano Glove Slip-On Shoe in White; Anthropologie The Book Club Reading Glasses; Levens The Necklace in White; Herschel Supply Co. Carry-On Trade Luggage in White; read this there the white album by joan didion; Rachel Comey Baby Factor Acrylic Earrings; Maison Louis Marie No. 09 Vallée de Farney; j.crew vintage white tank top; Mozh Mozh Beaded Flower Bag in Transparent.

colorful goods for sale inside firehouse hotel giftshop. / sfgirlbybay

colorful wall mural and red velvet headboard inside firehouse hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

firehouse hotel dtla guest room. / sfgirlbybay

built-in custom floral headboard and canopy inside firehouse hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

firehouse hotel room in dtla arts district. / sfgirlbybay

design details inside firehouse hotel dtla. / sfgirlbybay

velvet gray sofa in firehouse hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

room at the firehouse hotel in dtla arts district. / sfgirlbybay

gold chain light fixture in room at firehouse hotel dtla. / sfgirlbybay

blockshop textiles lumbar pillow on firehouse hotel bed. / sfgirlbybay

brown leather sectional sofa inside firehouse hotel room. / sfgirlbybay

firehouse hotel guest room in dtla arts district. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Laure Joliet.

4 responses to “wear this there: firehouse hotel + restaurant.”

  1. Hi Victoria.
    Just a question. Are Friday Finds not going to be a part of your format anymore? Always look forward to that, and it hasn’t been available for the last two weeks I believe. Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

    • i cece, no i’m still doing them! i’ve just had a crazy two weeks with a lot of travel so i just haven’t had time to do them! but i promise one for this week! i’m glad to hear you like them!

  2. So cool! I was on the team that renovated the old Ford Factory (now Warner Music) building across the street! I saw that firehouse daily for over a year, love seeing what they’ve done with it.

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