Get the Look of this Très Chic Parisian Hotel
Colorful, chic and très cool, these days we are dreaming of a stay at the Hôtel Les Deux Gares in Paris’s 10th Arrondissement. With its leopard print sofas, vintage-inspired wallpaper and candy-cane-striped headboards, it is the playful mix of colors and patterns that feels so fresh right now. We asked our designers to help recreate the sitting room and one of the charming bedrooms so you too can lean into the eccentric, maximalist look.
With its bold, flamboyant use of color the interiors at Hôtel Les Deux Gares can’t help but inspire joy. It feels decidedly optimistic and we are here for it. There is an effortlessness that we wanted to capture in the color-splashed furniture and bright, jewel box paints. The use of luxe velvets keeps the interiors cozy and a few carefully selected vintage pieces give a nod to the past. The final design feels welcoming and wholly original.
Keep reading to get that certain je nais se quois.
Designed by renowned London-based interior designer Luke Edward Hall, the Hôtel Les Deux Gares’s cheerful lobby beautifully marries his signature British style with French atmosphere. Says Hall in an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, “I wanted it to feel like the home of an eccentric Parisian bohemian who, over the years, has amassed a collection of furniture and art from his travels, from various periods and countries.”
1. Anthropologie Willem Painted Wallpaper 2. Y Lighting Martine Wall Sconce 3. Etsy Alsace Art Print 4. Benjamin Moore Clover Green Paint 5. Chairish Vintage Striped Rattan Chairs 6. Bedrosians Tile & Stone Palazzo Floor Tile 7. Interior Define Ella Sofa
To recreate the lobby, our designers started with the vibrant, vintage-inspired wallpaper for a touch of whimsy. To recreate this look, use the wallpaper to cover the entire room, but this garden design would also look great as an accent wall or in a smaller space like a bathroom to create a jewel-box feel. An electric-blue sofa really pops against a panel of Kelly green paint and our designers love this Interior Define option for its modern take on a classic shape.
Vintage posters and art tie the room together and make the space feel collected over time. Our designers even managed to find that exact Alsace print so you can really bring the design to life. Add in a few fanciful wall sconces in brass and ceramic to create a warm, romantic glow.
In the bedroom, color once again reigns supreme. There is nothing muted about the design, but it still manages to feel comfortable and inviting. Even the ceilings are painted in bold shades such as yellow or pink to compliment the saturated walls. To start, our designers choose this beautiful Mid-Century modern green that still manages to feel calm and serene. Then, playing off of Hall’s mix of pattern and texture, we layered burnt orange velvet curtains to offer privacy and to keep the bright morning sun out so you can sleep in and enjoy a pain au chocolat in bed.
1. Anthropologie Orange Velvet Curtains 2. One Kings Lane Striped Bed 3. Visual Comfort Wall Sconce 4. Farrow & Ball Banche Paint 5. Interior Define Armchair 6. Design Within Reach Saarinen Side Table
Speaking of beds, how much fun is this one! The curved headboard and candy-striper fabric is traditional enough to work in a number of spaces. And its pale pattern looks perfect next to that bold velvet armchair in a bright citrine. An iconic Saarinen side table provides the perfect place to rest the latest novel, found from a charming little bookseller along the Seine, bien sur.
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