Hotel Les Deux Gares opened this September in Paris’ 10th arrondissement between the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. The joyful rooms feature bold colors and whimsical designs from a mash-up of different eras and endless artistic references.
Hotelier Adrien Gloaguen, founder of hospitality group Touriste, found his next project when he stumbled across an abandoned railway station hotel with fabulous bones in a narrow alley. As Gloaguen surveyed the space, still decorated with floral wallpaper from the past, he was immediately transported to French New Wave films from the ’60s and post-wave ’70s —and he knew just the interior designer to call, Luke Edward Hall.
Known for his eclectic designs and interiors, Luke Edward Hall, dove head first into the project. The hotel has an “anti-modern” interior approach where anything goes. The guests journey begins with emerald green reception walls, black and white chevron marble floors, gilt furniture and Warhol, Hockey, and Cocteau exhibition posters. The interior design tells a story throughout the hotel of an eccentric Parisian whose art and furniture collection reflects various travels to different eras.
The bathrooms are tiled in Art Deco green and yellow, the chic bedrooms embody relaxed elegance with mismatched geometric prints and plush upholstery. The pièce de resistance, however, is in the basement. A fitness room like no other with modern wood exercise machines, Svenskt Tenn wallpaper (web), and a bright red and white checkerboard floor.
Photography by Benoît Linero.
If Paris is for dreamers, the Hotel Les Deux Gares is a good place to start.