At The DTLA Proper Hotel, Kelly Wearstler Converts a Former YWCA Basketball Court Into a Sophisticated Suite

This 1,300-square-foot guest space epitomizes the acclaimed designer's vision for the recently opened destination

In Downtown LA’s South Park District, the DTLA Proper hotel recently opened in a California Renaissance Revival landmark by the legendary Los Angeles architectural firm Curlett and Beelman. The iconic structure first housed a members club in the 1920s and then a YWCA in the ’60s. Acclaimed designer (and CH favorite) Kelly Wearstler worked with Proper Hospitality to transform the historic building into a warm-toned and welcoming hotel with …

NeueHouse Bradbury Opens in One of Downtown LA’s Architectural Icons

An ornate, historic building welcomes the forward-thinking collaborative workspace

At the corner of Broadway and 3rd Street, in Los Angeles’ historic theater district, the Bradbury Building endures as an epicenter for architecture enthusiasts and film buffs. Opened in 1893, its expansive Victorian atrium—with marble stairs, open cage elevators, elaborate iron railings and plentiful natural light—continues to draw visitors and elicit gasps. It’s so beautiful that Hollywood has used it as the dramatic setting for scenes in …

Red Herring, DTLA’s New Art Deco Sanctuary

An airy, thoughtfully-designed space that matches the playful nature of the owners

The tropical birds, monkeys, and colorful jungle foliage in Mike Willcox’s mural set the Art Deco-inspired tone for Red Herring in downtown Los Angeles. Chef Dave Woodall and Alexis Martin Woodall’s new restaurant invites diners from the bustle of Grand Avenue’s financial district into a classic Hollywood-meets-Miami haven—one both lush and glamorous. Willcox collaborated with Alexis to develop the mural. “We were aiming for a rich tropical …