Vintage, bohemian, do-it-yourself, and as they'd say here in Paris: “très dans l’air du temps”. New Hotel Henriette, conceived and furnished by former fashion-editor Vanessa Scoffier, rises in the district of Mouffetard on the ashes of what used to be Hotel Résidence les Gobelins, with a reduced budget and a mission: to be exclusive yet accessible.
Vanessa Scoffier was raised on bread and flea markets, and that's immediately apparent in her way of mixing vintage, classic and contemporary styles into a Nordic-influenced but yet welcoming and bucolic aesthetic: Platner chairs, Knoll night stands, Gauriche tables, wall lamps from the 50s that dialogue with chandeliers by Thomas Eyck and Kvadrat fabrics.
Henriette and its 32 rooms offer an accurate selection of furniture and decor from every style and age, so as to make you feel at home and not for the sake of a lesson in art history. The result might be defined as a hybrid between modernist rationality and the carefree indifference of New Wave. These are the stylistic coordinates of Henriette, apart from its true position a few steps from Paris' Latin quarter.
Photos via hotelhenriette.com