8 Pieces That Channel Architect Paul R. Williams’ Most Famous Project


Photo: The Beverly Hills Hotel

Paul R. Williams was the first-ever Black member of the American Institute of Architects. A Los Angeles legend, Williams designed some 2,000 buildings in the area during his career, with A-list clients including Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. In the 1940s, he was hired for the renovation of the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he also fashioned the famous hand-written logo and iconic pink-and-green color scheme. The hotel’s posh Polo Lounge, shown above, has been a buzzing Hollywood hot spot for decades. Here, we round up pieces that nod to the gathering spot’s vintage vibes.

Addison Mini Bar / Price upon request / stickley.com

Drink Specific Rocks Glass / $33 for two / riedel.com

Bubble Sconce / From $1,669 / urbanelectric.com

Interval Rug in 005 Bare / Price upon request / maharam.com

Tabletop Lighter by Edie Parker / $450 / saksfifthavenue.com

Kindelan Desk Chair and Sebastian Ottoman by Alfredo Paredes / $4,705 and $2,365 / ejvictor.com

Ferren Domino Set / $595 / ralphlauren.com