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I’m way late to post about this, but I’m doing it anyway. Two weeks ago I attended the WOW! collection, a showcase featuring the work of seven Interior Designers for the official launch of the residences at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Of those seven designers, Kahi Lee, my boss, designed the biggest unit with the least amount of time. Just saying. The inspiration behind the three bedroom, four bath penthouse – with amazing views of the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capital Records building and Hollywood sign – was a young Marlon Brando. The design concept was based around the idea that Marlon Brando would live in this penthouse in present time. Totally not trying to earn brownie points, but Kahi (not like she even knows I have a blog) knocked it out of the park. The result was a sophisticated, moderately rustic, swank bachelor pad with some representation of Hollywood elegance.
I suck at taking pictures, so I’m borrowing these from Kahi which all have people in them. But behind all the people is an awesome design. Check ’em:
image via Kate
Living area, looking into the dining room and kitchen. Both with custom light fixtures by Originals 22.
A little nook adjacent to the living room. Kahi decided it was best to turn it into an additional seating area since plenty of events will take place in this unit.
Custom wallpaper by French American.
Balcony just outside the living area.
Imagine the party possibilities.
Miss Kahi Lee herself.
One of the bedrooms.
Candlesticks and black vase were a designstILes find. Impressive, I know.
This Romo wallpaper is crazy good.
The tactile effect is fuzzy goodness.
One of the other bedrooms.
Please tell me you notice the light fixture in the background. It was ideal for the inspiration.
The Designer and her Design Assistants.
And just in case you’re wondering, Kahi’s shoes are Loubs.
Mine, are not.
View of Hollywood Blvd.
Drais nightclub is on the same floor as the penthouse suite. Hello.