Hôtel Monte Cristo
Paris , France
Step back in time to a mythical Paris of literary salons, luxury and the eclectic glamour of overseas adventures. Hôtel Monte Cristo’s interiors are a riot of rich color and print, inspired by the great writer Alexandre Dumas and the hero of his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Both the travels of the eponymous hero, and the Caribbean ancestry of Dumas himself inform every aspect of the hotel, which boasts Paris’s first dedicated rum bar, a nod to the Dumas’ family history as rum producers.
The interior design by Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget embraces the trend for bohemian maximalism, with layers of detail built up with vivid hues and antique treasures. The bedrooms ooze old-world glamour, with bamboo and rattan furniture, lush velvet upholstery and out-sized paper lanterns. In the bathrooms elegant vanity basins and baths are complemented by GROHE Rainshower Cosmopolitan showers and Essence bath mixers in a period-appropriate Brushed Cool Sunrise finish.
Interior designer Pauline d’Hoop
20–22 Rue Pascal
75005 Paris, France
Date of completion:2018