With undulating plaster walls, Jerusalem stone masonry, limestone sinks and tile, and Moroccan-style dome skylights, the new Spa Luce at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel blends ancient and modern, Mediterranean and Southern Californian. Kerry Joyce, known for his high-end residential design, shopped locally for the furnishings: The reception desk was crafted from a salvaged 300-year-old walnut tree by Pasadena woodworker William Stranger, and petrified wood stools from Indonesia came from Berbere Imports in Culver City. Though the architecture was costly, decorative accents bought online were not. Joyce added softness to the space with shaggy Greek wool throw rugs from www.Flokati-rugs.com. He found woven rattan stools for $59 to $139 each at Crate & Barrel and added flickering LED candles with wax holders from www.smartcandle.com. Says Joyce: "I wanted to create a space that transports people to a state of tranquillity." 1755 N. Highland Ave., Level 5, Los Angeles; (323) 491-1376; www.spaluce.com.
A sense of time, a sense of lace
In response to homeowners looking for period-appropriate Arts and Crafts window treatments, Cooper's Cottage Lace is offering newly woven curtains including the 1908 Hunter Rose pattern shown here, inspired by early 20th century Viennese design. The all-cotton lace was woven in Scotland and is available in three widths and lengths, from $49 to $179 per panel. They're sold through HL Ranch in Monrovia, (626) 303-4899, and Craftsman Revival Home Furnishings in Solana Beach, (858) 259-5811. To view other designs or order online: (866) 579-5223 or www.cottagelace.com.