I travel a lot (usually work only these days, not for leisure) but luckily I get to go to rather nice hotels. One of my prerequisites on these crazy business trips is I can work all the hours you like but I need a fabulous hotel at the end of the day to hang out in (diva-ish I know but hey!). It’s my little indulgence, and has definitely inspired how I live and decorate at home. I thought it would be cool to highlight some favourite hotels whose design aesthetic really inspires… so much so that you sort of want to move in permanently. Sadly that’s not possible but that doesn’t mean they can’t inspire you to bring some of that hotel magic home right!
Gem and I stayed at the Hôtel Providence when we were last in Paris, and I can’t rave about it enough. It’s bijou, distinct and snug, it’s even got fires in winter. Plus it’s in our favourite area bordering the Marais, where you can wander the cobbled streets and you’re within pottering distance of Merci – one of my favourite shops in the world. It’s not just me who’s obsessed, you should also read Garance Dore’s glowing review of the hotel – super cool and inspiring.