Since I recently blogged about hotel style decorating, I thought I'd have to mention the most recent renovation of the Hotel Meurice in Paris. It is so refreshing and inspiring. Designer Philippe-Starck finished his beautiful face lift of the downstairs areas of the 5 star luxury hotel palace. Inspired from one of the Meurice's legendary guests Salvador Dali, Stark has included some wonderfully curious pieces that make my jaw drop! He has done a beautiful job mixing modern decor while maintaining the traditional old world French decor. Over 600 new pieces of furniture have been added to the hotel. If you click on this link and watch movie #3, you can see a great video of new welcome areas designed by Philippe-Starck. With the dollar so weak here in the US, we can at least pretend we're there! And for those reading this that are there, please check it out for us!
Being a lover of hotel style, this is so refreshing that one can take classic elements of French decor, add some Neoclassical elements and top it off with some unique modern pieces. This is the concept I always try to achieve in my own home; a mix of traditional and modern. The color palette of black and white with accents of silver and gold create the look. Some crystal chandeliers, Neoclassical pieces & one-of-a-kind accents can bring that Parisian hotel feeling right into your livingroom.
Silver leaf wing chair that was inspired by Dali's use of birds in flight to form faces.