Visiting LA’s Newest Boutique Hotel—Short Stories

We strolled around The Grove yesterday and was able to walk to LA’s newest boutique hotel—Short Stories.


The lobby is featured with classical black and white checkered marble flooring yet the all-white textured walls are quite minimal without any moldings. The whole lobby showcases a curved modular blue velvet sofa—simple yet relaxing and elegant at the same time.

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Textured Walls

Art Pieces In The Lobby

 “One of the cooler experiences we had with this project was we did what we wanted. That especially goes for the artwork. We chose pieces that we really liked and thought people would also appreciate. With the pieces in the lobby, they came from an artist named Jude Pauli. I actually discovered her on Instagram. She is a local artist in Echo Park. We loved how different her pieces were and asked her to create some for us. We gave her a lot of freedom and they turned out perfectly. “— Leo Grifka, real estate developer and owner of Short Stories.


Courtyard is truly one of our favorite designs. Once we stepped into the courtyard, we feel the old world charm—European stone fountain, rattan bistro dining sets, fireplace, lots of potted plants yet all of the lighting fixtures are quite contemporary. We really like this old and-new contrast.

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