7 December 2016
Trends come and go. The same could be said for interior design. Clean lines, light colours and general minimalism have dominated the scene, but as of recent, we have seen a return to “old fashioned” design. Decoration and textural finishes mix with shapes and forms of yesteryear that are updated, if not current. Located in a Haussmann building from 1854, it was fully restored by Philippe Mendoni. It looks out onto a wide cobblestone street, leading to a small square where tables are set up. The ground floor is an open space hosting a cocktail bar, reception area, and bistrot. The hotel’s 18 rooms are spread over six floors, and each room is more a pied-a-terre, a private apartment offering the comforts of home. Each has a bar cart, with a shaker, spirits, and an instruction booklet to make cocktails. Velvet, richly-decorated tapestries, refined furnishings and an almost obsessive attention to detail make the Hôtel Providence a favourite amongst visitors to the French capital.