The French Affair

As our Valentine's gift to you, we've featured 3 of our most enchanting Paris Projects, the newly opened classical luxury of Hotel Relais Christine, the colourful Cezanne inspired 86 Champs and the bold eclectic Hotel Daniel.

Hotel Relais Christine

Newly renovated, this delightful and discreetly luxurious boutique hotel has managed to preserve the intimacy of the private residence it once was. The interior design, by Laura Gonzalez of Pravda, is a mixture of influences from various periods. Key design features include a pair of George Smith Ottoman Sofas in Dedar Silkbird Jacquard; chandeliers and furniture gathered from design markets, antique shops and antiquaries that pay tribute to classic French style; and porcelains that are reminiscent of 18th-century chinoiseries.

Each guestroom and suite has been individually designed, combining styles imbued with romanticism à la française. Furniture, patterns, wallpaper and fabrics are enhanced with contemporary materials such as brass and marble. Other features include antiques, velvet, woodwork and noble materials like a Toile de Jouy print in one room, canopy beds in another, and bathrooms of Carrera marble with Art Deco lines, while all the rooms have multiple patterns, reminiscent of Parisian homes.

The hotel's comfortable and welcoming 48 rooms and suites, the quiet atmosphere of its lounges, the charm of the vaulted spa, its private flowered garden and its personalised service make it a restful and friendly place to stay, worthy of the best Parisian addresses.

Pictured Above: From top, an Ottoman Sofa in Dedar Silkbird Jacquard Col.3 Red Lac, more about Ottoman Sofas here. Pictured bottom left to right, a signature sofa in teal damask and signature armchairs in velvet, more about our signature chairs here.

86 Champs

Intended to celebrate the high-quality ingredients that go into making both L’Occitane and Pierre Hermé products, concept store 86 Champs is a three-part gastronomic experiment, offering a dessert bar for initiating yourself in the art of pastry, a coffee station for discovering the art of coffee according to Pierre Hermé, and a restaurant, for a savoury interlude between dessert courses. Adding an olfactory twist, L’Occitane presents an interactive, in-store perfumery and scent installation, where guests come nose-to-nose with raw L’Occitane ingredients and production methods.

The interior design, by Laura Gonzalez of Pravda, focused on how the brands transformed natural ingredients into things precious but ephemeral. She persuaded L’Occitaine to put a Provençal fountain at the front of the store and devised a kind of shopping circuit, using display islands that have some of L’Occitane’s primary ingredients as their themes: vervain, rose, almond, cherry blossom and immortelle. In addition to making purchases, shoppers can sample textures, learn about distillation and infusion, and get information about L’Occitane’s sustainable cultivation initiatives in Provence, Corsica and Burkina Faso.

Pictured Above: from top, bespoke swivel barstools and bespoke swivel chairs. Learn more about our bespoke capabilities here.

 

Hotel Daniel

Hotel Daniel Paris, a Relais & Châteaux property, is ideally located between the Champs-Elysées and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The hotel cultivates the art of hospitality, in the heart of the Parisian Golden Triangle, surrounded by luxury boutiques, art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants, museums and famous theatres. The hotel invites travellers from near and far to make themselves at home in its refined spaces, designed for their comfort by international decorator Tarfa Salam and the hotel owners who wanted to create a unique environment and expertly married Eastern and Western influences.

A haven of elegance and charm, with only 26 guestrooms, Hotel Daniel has the intimacy of a private house, filled with character, personality and life; a meeting point between different cultures within the luxury of a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris.

Pictured Above: from top,  a bespoke Bolster Sofa in velvet, learn about Bolster Sofas here, pictured bottom left,  a bespoke Signature Sofa in velvet and damask, learn about Signature Sofas here