Meet Our Resident Mermaid
She's Beauty and She's Grace
If you have ever strolled down Washington Boulevard, then chances are she has made you stop and do a double-take. She's beauty, and she's grace, standing at 18 feet tall. A point of pride and joy for our Venice Beach hotel near Los Angeles, Romy the Mermaid has been a very special part of the Inn at Venice Beach since early 2008. Designed by Barbara Larson and brought to life by Topanga Art Tile & Design, she is an orchestrated mosaic and truly one-of-a-kind, just like her artistic and eclectic home in Venice Beach, CA.
What's an Orchestrated Mosaic?
The process began with raw clay, designed in large tiles that fit together like a puzzle with the full design etched into the clay. Grout lines were also etched into the clay to give the appearance of smaller mosaic pieces. Pieces of the clay were then cut out to be filled with real glass tiles. The combination of the orchestrated design and the real mosaic provides a unique finish that is classic with a contemporary edge.
About Our Mermaid
- Name: Romy Latin for "Dew of the Sea"
- Birthday: May 16
- Favorite Color: Orange
- Favorite Season: Endless Summer
- Favorite Moment: Turning Heads
- Favorite Hobby: Singing
Front and center at the Inn at Venice Beach, Romy the Mermaid is always ready and waiting for her close-up. She has become an iconic part of Venice and a favorite photo opp for visitors and locals alike.
A Little Mermaid Advice
- Make Waves
- Take Time to Coast
- Believe in Magic