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
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.