Today, Home Decor Ideas share with you another luxury Hotel project by Laura Gonzalez. Saint James Hotel was designed by Laura Gonzalez is a true Parisian Oasis. The 22-room boutique hotel includes a fine dining restaurant, intimate library bar, and monastic Guerlain spa—is a masterful interpretation of classic Parisian luxury. At Saint James, guests will discover glowing interiors, stunning grounds, and a unique aesthetic in every room. Take a look!
The benefits of building up a trusting and long-term client-designer relationship are immeasurable, according to Parisian interior designer Laura Gonzalez. “I’ve worked with Olivier Bertrand so many times over the past eight years, we don’t even make 3D renders anymore,” she says of his newly opened Saint James hotel in Paris, which she designed from top to bottom. “He trusts my sense of style and I know his tastes.”
Laura Gonzalez‘s richly layered, maximalist style was the perfect match for the building’s elaborate 19th-century neoclassical architecture. In designing the space, Gonzalez conjured up an elegantly eclectic vibe, meeting the building’s striking energy with Art Deco references and her signature mix of colors, prints, and textiles.
“We wanted it to feel like a real Parisian house,” Laura Gonzalez says about the overarching design concept.
“Everything was made custom,” she says of the process, “even the numbers on the rooms.” Laura Gonzalez called on a multitude of French craftsmen and artisans to realize her vision.
The soaring, domed ceiling that dominates the entranceway was hand-painted by Paris-based Atelier Roma.
“The inspiration was a neoclassic fresco with geometric patterns; we wanted to make it very soft—like it had always been there,” Laura Gonzalez explains.
In each of the rooms, there are custom-made carpets by Manufacture Pinton, scenic wallpaper from London-based Iksel, and gorgeously rendered ceramic sconces by Jean Roger Paris.
The suites are outfitted with plaster chandeliers by designer Patrice Dangel. Laura Gonzalez took care to create a unique aesthetic for every room, following a rich palette of sage greens, terracottas, and saffron yellows.
“Each room of the hotel is different but completely harmonious. The fabrics, colors —everything changes but the atmosphere always stays the same,” she says.
While the interiors may be opulent and varied enough to keep visitors enamored for days, Laura Gonzalez claims that the hotel’s real charm is its verdant setting. “It’s an island building, which is unique in Paris,” she explains of the property, meaning that a walled-in garden borders the hotel on all sides.