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Located on the sixth floor with magnificent views, the spacious new Haussmann style suite is being designed by the acclaimed French agency Gilles & Boissier as a large single level chic Parisian apartment, overlooking the hotel’s lush inner garden and Rue Saint-Honore.
There will be four elegant bedrooms and bathrooms, an expansive reception area, bright dining room and fully equipped kitchen. For flexibility, the suite can be divided into two connecting two-bedroom suites.
“The apartment is designed to make the most of the natural light and will offer guests a comfortable, calm and elegant space. It mixes design codes and influences, like a free and daring Parisienne of today would do,” explains Dorothee Boissier, “It incorporates the codes of the Haussmann style as much as those of ArtDeco. The 1900s mouldings sit beautifully with wooden architectural features reminiscent of the 1930s”.
“The blonde parquet flooring, inspired by the Herringbone style, will be partly covered with thick carpets depicting geometric patterns. The leather-covered pivot doors evoke memories of spectacular antique Chinese panels, while the furniture, custom designed by Patrick Gilles, will be made from a variety of different types of wood and silky fabrics” she adds.
French agency Gilles & Boissier decorated Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech five years ago.
“They asked us to create this apartment a kind of “signature” suite. What’s important to us is to be very Parisian. Also, we really wanted to design a sort of Parisian apartment that says I’m Parisian. When you’re asked to do a suite and it has to be even better than the others, you have to be able to propose something different. I think the freedom of this apartment also comes, from the freedom to use very different materials. We created framed ceilings with more Thirties-style motifs; we created panels lined with leather, with embroideries that reference Cocteau; very light and very dark brushed woods, very lacquered woods materials that I would say are very discreet and comfortable,” continues Boissier.
For this newest suite, landscape designers Christophe Gautrand & Associates have imagined an authentic 230-square-metre Parisian terrace inspired by French gardens. Making full use of the private terrace’s spaciousness, the designers will create several different environments, each with their own special ambience that can be adapted easily to changing desires and seasons. It will be a lush, peaceful haven in the middle of the vibrant Saint Honore district.
Learn more at www.MandarinOriental.com/paris/placevendome/luxuryhotel