Is there anything the French can’t do? It seems they inevitably out-chic us, every single time! Case in point: the recently opened Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré, architect-designer Michele Bönan’s first Paris hotel, as featured in the newly rebooted issue of domino. The space, which consists of 15 luxury suites, is housed (of course) in a historic 1730 mansion that once belonged to Marquis de Lafayette.
With a consistent gilded palate from room to room – Bönan’s combination of deep-toned walls and ivory-colored furnishings – the entire hotel feels as though it’s beckoning royalty, fit for a queen. The hotel offers traditional luxuries such as Carrara marble bathrooms and Louis XVI mantels, but Bönan also had fun with the space; playful elements such as chartreuse satin draperies and sleek midcentury-inspired lamps abound. Neutral wall tones and natural wood flooring offset decorative elements such as book, pillows, and art, while gilded accents and fringed sofas hearken back to an earlier time of opulence.
We believe that vacation is all about treating yourself – and this Parisian hotel seems like the perfect place to do so. Paris is such a beautiful, romantic, opulent city all on its own that the thought of pairing a Parisian getaway with such gorgeous accommodations has our heart in a tizzy!
Marble and mirror. What else can we say?
Gilded accents take center stage here, though we can’t ignore those incredible (original, perhaps?) wood floors!
Neutrals with a pop of red make for a serene but chic room.
Beamed white ceilings, charcoal grey walls, red striped linen curtains…what’s not to love? It’s as though this room is a combination of Swedish country house and chic Parisian abode.
Can we talk about these gilded lampshades? We die for these. SO GORGEOUS, especially when paired with the chartreuse satin and plaster bust.