There’s a fashionable new place to stay in West Hollywood thanks to designer Vivienne Westwood, the inspiration behind The London West Hollywood‘s super chic, 11,000 square foot penthouse.
The London’s glamorous new suite also happens to be LA’s largest: it is comprised of 6,000 square feet of spacious interior design and an additional 5,000 square foot private outdoor rooftop terrace.It was conceived by Gonzalez Architects and designed in collaboration with both Westwood herself as well as Richmond Design.
Guests are welcomed into the suite through double entry doors, which are set back from the corridor and accented by sconces on each side. The doors then open onto a large foyer that connects to the 2,000 square foot Grand Salon—an open entertaining space elegantly appointed with polished stone floors, large corner sofas, bespoke cabinetry and rich furniture, all accented by Vivienne Westwood cushions and upholstery. A long back wall features a built-in bookcase, backed with Verre Eglomise mirror panels.
The focal point of the salon is a large central rug which is emblazoned with the iconic Vivienne Westwood squiggle pattern. The hand-spun & hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug was especially designed and created for the room in a pale and teal blue squiggle print, a print of which wa first seen in Westwood’s seminal 1981 Pirate Collection, and has become an iconic print synonymous with the brand.
The Salon is bordered by two atriums, both of which feature skylights that help pour light into the room. The east-facing atrium houses a water feature, where water will cascade down a textured stone wall into a raised pool below.
Moving right along, the master bedroom suite features a coffered ceiling, a contemporary king-sized four poster bed and a Vivienne Westwood wall hanging entitled ‘Adventure’. The handmade tapestry measures 125 x 125cms and is hand-stitched in wool through an open weave canvas and stretched on a wooden frame. The design is taken from Westwood’s Spring/Summer 2001 collection ‘Exploration’, and is inspired by Westwood’s exploration of the world through the discovery of natural history, science and literature.
The mirrored dressing room also houses Vivienne Westwood prints, this time in the form of a black and white cut-out lace print wallcovering. It also houses an impressive marble bathroom with especially designed hand drawn Westwood tartan, white on white, soft cotton towels, and a ceiling light, which casts shadows down onto a free-standing bathtub. The second bedroom was designed in similar style to the master and has direct access to the corridor, enabling it to be booked exclusive to the penthouse.
The media room can be shut off from the rest of the suite by large sliding panels. The room features Vivienne Westwood specially designed beige and olive green enlarged dogtooth print fabric furnishings and a timber-lined ceiling, while central to the space is a large, wall-mounted TV screen alongside another of Westwood’s wall hangings. This hand-made wool tapestry is entitled ‘Active Resistance’, and was originally a knitwear design taken from the Autumn/Winter 06/07 ‘Innocent’ collection. Inspired by ancient Greek symbols of good luck, the tapestry measures 100 x 100cms and is stretched on a wooden frame.
In front of this sits a sumptuous ‘L’-shaped sofa, which is adorned with a selection of Westwood’s iconic scatter cushions including: ‘Lips’, taken from an image of Westwood’s one-time muse, Sara Stockbridge, originally used in the Autumn/Winter 04/05 collection ‘Exhibition’, the iconic distressed union jack flag print taken from the Autumn/Winter 02/03 ‘Anglomania’ collection, the brand’s signature orb which symbolizes ´taking tradition into the future’, and finally the scribble orb which is a hand-drawn orb overlaid on a classic tartan background.
The full-size kitchen features a sleek design, with glass splash backs and lacquered cupboard doors. The dining room features a central, stone-topped table that can seat up to ten people. The table sits below a dark timber slatted ceiling and large chandelier, affording views through to the west-facing atrium. A collection of Vivienne Westwood cotton and silk scarves, which were hand-picked exclusively from the designer’s archives, are framed and displayed throughout the room. Amongst the selection will feature; Endangered species, London Blackout, Do it yourself, London Skyline, Climate revolution, Sex square, and Let it rock scarves- that are all prints which have been taken from seminal Westwood collections and campaigns from over the last 30 years.
Guests can take either an in-suite elevator or private staircase to access the penthouse’s 5,000 square foot rooftop terrace, which can hold up to 300 guests and offers epic, panoramic views of Los Angeles. The terrace is comprised of myriad areas that are capable of seating groups for every occasion. This includes large daybeds, and sofas, upholstered with custom Vivienne Westwood white and deep blue squiggle print exclusive fabrics, grouped around a fire pit, with high bar tables below umbrellas, and specially made Westwood unisex squiggle print towels in mink and blue, to complement the exterior furnishings. There is also an outdoor kitchen with a stone island unit, which is idyllic for entertaining, both day and night.
The Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood guests will also be treated to exclusive designer experiences, including one hour of private shopping at the Vivienne Westwood store in West Hollywood and a special discount on all purchases; His and Her gift bags from Vivienne Westwood upon check-in; and Vivienne Westwood-branded amenities within the suite. The Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood will be priced at $25,000 per night.
All photos are courtesy of The London West Hollywood