Villa St. Germain
Wengé wood, marble and precious materials. Those who place value in sophisticated and exclusive design will be spellbound in the Villa Saint Germain, established by Marie Christine Dorner. This dame learnt from one of the best: she was a pupil of Philippe Starck, the most famous French designer of all time. The Villa is fantastic and exudes an elegance of excellence. Harmonie and simplicity, clear lines and soft colours set the tone here. And it's all found in the picturesque Saint Germain des Prés, right next to the Louvre and the Museum d'Orsay. As a tip, order a glass of champagne or a whisky and soak in the ambience at the hotel Jazz bar, even if you're not staying overnight. Double rooms from 270 euros per night.
Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. These are the seven deadly sins. And have served as inspiration for the new project of interior designer Chantal Thomass. The result: a comprehensive redesign of the Vice Versa Hotel in Paris. Each and every flower ornament, butterfly pattern and lace ribbon has been conceived by the renowned designer herself. The same applies to the furniture, beds and fauteuils, wallpapers, fabrics and curtains. Afterwards Thomass has put everything into the rooms of the seven floors and painted them with matching colours: mellow in beige, sensual in black, or playful in sugar pink. In addition Thomass glued notes to the wall, painted oversized cutlery on the carpets and screwed tea pots to the ceiling as light fixtures. In order to avoid an explosion of colour there are cosy sofas in white in the entrance area. Parts of the hotel mutate into a Etruscan palace. That is inciting indeed - but not necessarily to sleep!