Luxorias’ 5 Hotspots in Paris with French Interior Design and a Velvet Touch

Interior Design – Described as one of the most decadent fabrics known to man, loved for it’s sensual softness, it’s brilliance and sumptuous elegance, Velvet has been making appearances in fashion and all around the interior design world over the past couple of years and the trend doesn’t seem to be wearing out just yet.
Whether it be in soft, powdery pastel shades or vibrant jewel tones we can see why this tissue boasts such an exclusive history as preferred amongst Royalty and leaves no doubt as to why Velvet has become the chouchou of certain interior designers.

We’ve decided to give you a heads up on some of our favourite fun, fashionable and French designed places to hangout. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the chicest of Chic that Paris has to offer and you might just bump into one of the Luxoria crew lunching over mood boards and architectural plans, or sipping a glass of red while writing a blog!

1) Le Roch Hotel and Spa

Le Roch, Hotel & Spa

28 rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris

Interior Design, @maisonsarahlavoine

You may be in a 5 star luxury hotel but Interior Designer, Sarah Lavoine’s idea behind Le Roch was to give it a feeling of “coming home”. Whether you’re lounging by the fireplace or enjoying a meal in Le Roch restaurant, you definitely get that feeling.
32 rooms and 5 suites that are chic and contemporary of course with a velvet elegance.
Oh and if you've been running around all day, Le Roch actually has its own spa where you can wind down and pamper yourself!

2) Le Bar at L'Hotel

Le Bar at L’Hotel

13 rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris

Interior Design, Jacques Garcia

Step into the renowned L’Hotel and you’ll take a step back in time to a bygone era of elegance. The last home of Oscar Wilde and the smallest 5 star hotel in Paris, L’Hotel is nestled on the Rive Gauche amidst the the ambiance of Saint-Germain-des-Pres and all the magic that comes with it.
Boasting a michelin star restaurant called Le Restaurant and a chic bar named (wait for it…) Le Bar you won’t be the only one to fall in love with it’s opulent interior created by Jacques Garcia. In a Louis XIV style, filled with plush velvet chairs, lavish leopard print carpets and grand mirrors, Le Bar has become the secret spot of many celebrities, artists and the fashionable crowd of the Parisian scene.
We recommend you try the “So Wilde” in honour of its namesake, you’ll feel like writing a novel after a couple of these.

3) Le Flandrin Restaurant, Paris

Le Flandrin Restaurant

4 Place Tattegrain, 75016 Paris

Interior Design, #josephdirand

Images @adriendirand

A classic establishment, installed in the train station Ave Henri Martin, Le Flandrin is a chic Brasserie where you can find a selection of french dishes produced by Chef Olivier Denis with top quality ingredients. The atmosphere inside is lush and glamorous, exactly what we expect from Joseph Dirand, with tones of mustard, black, brown and gold finitions that bring us back to the art deco era.
You’ll find us here on a cold winter’s day enjoying a velouté de potiron with chataignes followed by golden frogs legs on a bed of smashed ratte potatoes. So Frenchy!

4) Restaurant Monsieur Bleu, Paris

Restaurant Monsieur Bleu

Palais de Tokyo
20 ave de New York, 75116 Paris

Interior Design, #josephdirand

Images @adriendirand

Continuing along the path of Joseph Dirand our next stop is the restaurant Monsieur Bleu. Located in the renowned modern art museum Palais de Tokyo, the exterior boasts a rare terrace of 600m2 on the bank of La Seine facing the majestic Iron lady herself, the Tour Eiffel and the interior boasts impressive ceiling heights of up to 9 meters. Even with such hauteur sous plafond Joseph Dirand has respected the original architecture (built in 1937) and succeeded in giving this space a warm comfortable ambiance, with his use of marble and black lacquered tables contrasting the luxuriousness of moss green velvet upholstery and brass fixtures. We love the “golden bar” and hence this is one of our favourite places to meet up for after work drinks that can easily carry on until dinner. Oh and if you’re around for Paris Fashion Week you’re bound to bump into celebrities, models and the fashionista crowd as a number of shows are held inside the Palais de Tokyo.
Make sure you reserve!

5) Bar Le Très Particulier, Paris

Bar Le Très Particulier

Hotel Particulier Montmartre
23 ave Junot, Pavillon D, 75018 Paris

Interior Design, @pierre_lacroix

Now you probably saw our next pick plastered all over Instagram last year as it became the place to be with the Fashion crowd. Just finding Le Tres Particulier is an adventure in itself. Following the style of a real Speakeasy nothing at the entrance let’s you know you’re in the right location but press the buzzer and you’ll be let into the grounds, up an alleyway and past the entrance of the Hotel Particulier. You’ll eventually come across a gorgeous greenhouse patio with lush greenery and plush, ruby red (you guessed it) velvet, arm chairs. The owner Oscar Comtet teamed up with Interior Designer Pierre Lacroix to create a homely yet mysterious feel. The interior lounge plays host to an array of rich textures, persian rugs and deluxe tropical inspired wallpaper. The glow of candlelight reflects off the mirrors lighting up Le Tres Particuliers hidden nooks and crannies.
The crowd is trendy, the cocktails are amazing and the food (even though portions are on the small side) is correct. Who wouldn’t want to be here?

BUT WAIT......THERE'S MORE

Luxoria are based in Saint-Germain-des-Pres Paris but we also have an office on the French Riviera, so here's a +1 bonus hotspot with French Design and a Velvet touch for those of you planning a trip down south!

+1) Song Qi

Song Qi

7 ave Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco

Interior Design- @humbertetpoyet

Images @songqi.mc

Opened in 2014 by Riccardo Giraudi the Song Qi was the first and still today, the only Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant in the Principality.
As stated on their site “a magnificent combination of refined materials has been selected by the architects Humbert & Poyet. With a predominance of black and white, the subtle touches of brass in the lightings, as well as the silky green banquettes and chairs, bring warmth to Song Qi. The softness of velvet counterbalances with the black marble. A tiled star stands out on the floor with its points undulating out across the room in tides of black and white. This intimate restaurant is the perfect association of modernity, luxury and timelessness”. The Luxoria team love coming to Song Qi when we’re in Monaco because the crowd is chic, the food by Chef Alan Yau is to die for and if you’re lucky you may just be rubbing shoulders with Royalty as HSH Prince Albert & HSH Princess Charlene have been known to pop in on occasions.

So Voila, there you have it! Luxoria hotspots to check out when you're in Paris or on the French Riviera.

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