Saturday, March 3, 2012

Minimalism Meets Decadence

La Maison des Champs-Elysées:  The first hotel to be decorated by Martin Margiela, the renowned Belgian fashion designer.  Yes, you heard me right, a fashion designer.  In this absolutely gorgeous historical building, which dates back to 1864, fashion meets architecture and the two blend in seamlessly.

Take a look.

The Maison Champs Elysées successfully combines classical and avant-garde styles to create an elegant, relaxing environment.

The impressive and slick lobby.

The dramatic contrast between old and new is captivating.

I can't take my eyes off these danish style modernist chairs.

Painted mouldings echo the architectural details of this historic Parisian building.

I adore the contrast of minimalism with decadence as brought forth by this beaded chandelier.  For a similar one, visit my 1stdibs store here.

Margiela wanted to bring black and white drama to his design and contrasted white rooms against black ones.

So art deco.

A bronze and marble staircase contrasts with the belgian linen upholstered fabric Margiela is well known for.

The belgian linen upholstery makes this lounge inviting.  

I can't get enough of these chairs!

La Maison des Champs Elysees
8, rue Jean Goujon
75008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 74 64 65    
Fax.. +33 (0)1 70 36 54 63

I hope you enjoyed this design tour as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever this post finds you.

1 comment:

  1. Last September, I stayed at the San Régis, which is literally right nextdoor to this hotel. While the Maison des Champs-Elysée is audacious, it's just too much of a style statement for me. If you prefer substance over style, try the San Régis, designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. To each his or her own!


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