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By now we are used to being eternally surprised by French designer Christian Lacroix’s creations, ranging from extravagant fashion in unusual shapes and volumes to experimental haute couture. Lacroix also works in the design world, having collaborated with Designer’s Guild and Kartell, for whom he made the Le Paseo bag, and approaches interiors as “full works of art”. We have already spoken of his Hôtel du Continent. His dell’Hôtel du Petit Moulin is Parisian treasure, located in a XVII building in the historic Marais quarter.

The street entrance to the Hôtel du Petit Moulin still bears the antique sign of the bakery that was once located there. The sign is under the protection of the Fine Arts foundation.

The hotel is a true example of the crème de la crème of hotels. Some time ago, there was a bakery where Victor Hugo was said to have purchased his baguettes. To commemorate the historic destination, the original street sign and shop window have been preserved. The inside of Hôtel du Petit Moulin is a maze of spaces, one running into another. The original framework and finishes remain, now part of Lacroix’s decorative universe. In the 17 guest rooms, colours and patterns run rampant, giving each room its own character and unique aesthetic. Lacroix’s typical style shines through the playful world of references to different periods that fill each room, from floor to ceiling.

The Hôtel du Petit Moulin rooms have diverse colours and patterns and eclectic furnishings.
Christian Lacroix designed the interior of the hotel.
The Honesty Bar on the ground floor is the perfect place for a drink.
The rooms are highly decorative, original and unique.
The Deluxe room has an antique feel to it.
The hotel is found on Rue de Poitou, in Marais. The streets were named for all of the provinces, a project commissioned by Henry IV.
The 17 rooms are defined by their unique styles and details.
In one of the Deluxe rooms, baroque wallpaper and interesting trompe l’oeil are the background to a modern bed and seating, making for a splendidly calibrated mix-and-match.

WHERE: 29 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris, France

By now we are used to being eternally surprised by French designer Christian Lacroix’s creations, ranging from extravagant fashion in unusual shapes and volumes to experimental haute couture. Lacroix also works in the design world, having collaborated with Designer’s Guild and Kartell, for whom he made the Le Paseo bag, and approaches interiors as “full works of art”. We have already spoken of his Hôtel du Continent. His dell’Hôtel du Petit Moulin is Parisian treasure, located in a XVII building in the historic Marais quarter. The hotel is a true example of the crème de la crème of hotels. Some time ago, there was a bakery where Victor Hugo was said to have purchased his baguettes. To commemorate the historic destination, the original street sign and shop window have been preserved. The inside of Hôtel du Petit Moulin is a maze of spaces, one running into another. The original framework and finishes remain, now part of Lacroix’s decorative universe. In the 17 guest rooms, colours and patterns run rampant, giving each room its own character and unique aesthetic. Lacroix’s typical style shines through the playful world of references to different periods that fill each room, from floor to ceiling.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.