Name: Andi Palacios
Time Lived In: A year and a half
GLB: What do you do? Or what industry are you in?
Andi: I’m in the hospitality industry — I open boutique hotels, I have a passion for creating spaces from A to Z, and the spider web of necessary connectivity that comes along with it. The design and feel, how we want people to organically flow through spaces without them even realizing it, creating the ambiance and experiences that makes people want to be there
GLB: What makes this space “home?”
Andi: Bru(no), my dog, haha. I think my home feels like a great representation of my personality and aesthetic. An old soul, minimalist, but the more time you spend in the space, you start to see and enjoy the details. I guarantee, if the sun is down, candles are lit, music is on, lights are dimmed and the bar is open — whether we’re expecting company or not, I love to create a space to host my friends. As soon as anyone walks in, they always say how homie and warm it feels, and I love creating that comfortable space for them.
GLB: What are 3 things in your apartment that you can’t live without?
Andi: Candles, plants, music box
GLB: What room do you spend the most time in? Why?
Andi: My living room. I work from home and so during the day I’m usually working at the dining table — going into the evening that space is so inviting with the candles lit and the music on, just sitting around the coffee table.
GLB: What are 3 words to describe your personal/interior style?
Andi: Minimalist. Scandinavian. Farmhouse
GLB: What do you love about living in a historic property?
Andi: For over the last decade my job has been restoring and opening historic hotels, however always with someone else’s aesthetic — finding my own historic property, with all of it’s character and unique details from the wall finishes, the high beamed ceilings, the ornate door handles and tiles, it’s all so inspiring when curating the furniture pieces and details for it.
GLB: What do you love about living in Los Angeles?
Andi: I never thought I would live in LA, but was sent out here for work during the pandemic. What made me love Los Angeles was the people I met, the walkability, the weather (though not lately), the architecture, and how it just feels like home.
GLB: What are your favorite neighborhood spots?
Andi: The Chateau Marmont has a special place in my heart and one of my favorite places for dinner. I love walking down to Book Soup with my dog, Pinhes Tacos always hits the spot, and my close friends, and Bru(no)s uncle’s house, which we can walk to for a late night drink and chat.
( I won’t specify the property but will say it’s located in West Hollywood)
GLB: Anything else you’d like to share?
Andi: Prior to moving to LA, and into this space, I’d been living out of hotels for the past 4-5 years, my last apartment being in Austin Tx in 2017. It’s truly so nice to have found a space I’m inspired by, feel at home in, and to be able to create a space for people to gather, drink, eat, and laugh.