Location: Paris, France
Project Year: 2016
Photo: Philippe Servent
Just a short walk from the Parisian comic opera, the doors of the elegant Hotel Saint-Marc open to the universe created by the Milan design agency DIMORESTUDIO. The traveler is in a building that was built in 1791, earlier in the private residence of the Duke of Choiseul.
In the beginning of the 20th century, the famous Italian restaurant Le Poccardi was located in the building. After serving several years as an office building, the place was bought in 2013 by Nadia Murano and Denis Nourry, owners of Hôtel du Petit Moulin, designed by Christian Lacroix in 2005. They chose Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci from DIMORESTUDIO to bring life to the Saint-Marc Hotel in accordance with modern trends, but also with respect for his noble heritage.
Visitors are greeted by a delicate union of black and white marble in the purest French tradition, walls delicately powdered with pink shades and rich and luxurious velvet. Wide sofas, designed by DIMORESTUDIO, contribute to relaxation immediately upon arrival. The metal and glass of the side tables facilitate the roundness of the lines, and the sense of warmth comes from the wooden console tables with their brass supports, also created by DIMORESTUDIO. Lighting with Fontana Arte lamps and conventional wall lamps creates a warm and cozy atmosphere.
In the annex of the lobby, the hall was designed in the spirit of a club bar with bookshelves, small armchairs in Art Deco style, made of velvet and gilded metal, and low tables of brass and glass. Here guests will find a bar with its wide selection of wines and champagne, which are stored in a chilled wine cellar.
Breakfast is served in the spacious hall with graphic lines inspired by Art Deco, where you can spend a quiet moment away from the lounge bar. The zone is animated by light, direct and indirect, cast by ordinary lamps of polished white glass and brass, which hang over each table. A wide window opens onto the newly created patio.
The Saint-Marc has 25 bedrooms of different sizes. They were designed as private apartments and with an obvious high level of luxury, in which the traveler can create one’s own level of intimacy. The bedrooms of the elegant hotel Saint-Marc are decorated in six styles, differing mainly in colors and materials. Mustard yellow, claret red, pine green and sky blue form the backdrop to a range of decorative and artistic objects created by artisans of the city of Murano.
Bright and spacious bathrooms continue to feel comfortable and elegant in the old atmosphere of black and white.