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From the chic streets of Paris to the bustling heart of London, and the serene landscapes of Connecticut, the world’s most prestigious hotels aren’t just places to rest one’s head; they’re showcases of gorgeous design. These design-led hotels serve as a wellspring of inspiration for creating your own luxurious retreat at home. Drawing from the expertise of renowned designers from Martin Brudnizki to Kit Kemp, we delve into the interiors of some of our favourite hotels and how to bring a slice to your decor.

Le Grand Mazarin designed by Martin Brudnizki
Le Grand Mazarin designed by Martin Brudnizki

Le Grand Mazarin, Paris, France – designed by Martin Brudnizki
Nestled in the heart of Le Marais, Le Grand Mazarin draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of Parisian cultural history that permeates the area. Reflecting on the neighbourhood’s legacy as a hub of art, literature, and music, the design ethos crafted by Martin Brudnizki embodies the essence of the traditional salon. This concept, rooted in the gatherings of intellectuals and creatives in sumptuous residences, serves as the foundation for a hotel that seamlessly intertwines history, art, and literature in a quintessentially Parisian manner.

Throughout Le Grand Mazarin, guests are treated to a sensory voyage through the interiors imbued with a sense of wanderlust, with each room evoking a different chapter of global explorations. From bespoke furniture and layered detailing to antique accents and curated accessories, every element speaks to the well-lived life.

Ham Yard Hotel by Kit Kemp
Ham Yard Hotel by Kit Kemp

Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK – designed by Kit Kemp
Situated in the heart of Soho, this luxury boutique hotel is a haven of design. At the heart of the design lies a tree-filled pedestrian thoroughfare, adorned with a striking bronze sculpture by acclaimed artist Tony Cragg, setting the stage for Kit Kemp’s interiors.

With 90 individually designed bedrooms boasting floor-to-ceiling warehouse-style windows, Ham Yard Hotel offers a seamless blend of urban chic and timeless elegance. Bathrooms, adorned with granite and oak finishes, feature double basins and luxurious cast iron bathtubs, ensuring a truly indulgent stay.

Mayflower Inn & Spa by Celerie Kemble

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Connecticut, US – designed by Celerie Kemble
A country house hotel, nestled on 58 acres of serene countryside, the Mayflower Inn & Spa unveils a captivating transformation under the creative direction of celebrated New York-based designer Celerie Kemble. The iconic New England landmark provides a modern interpretation of country living infused with timeless elegance and whimsical charm.

Drawing inspiration from the distinguished heritage of New England, Kemble masterfully combines elements of English and Scandinavian country aesthetics to create a contemporary yet nostalgic ambiance. From floral motifs and vibrant colours to Gustavian antiques and eclectic artwork, the reimagined interiors exude a sense of warmth and sophistication. Each guest room is meticulously curated with custom furnishings, Turkish rugs, and whimsical wicker accents, offering a playful reinterpretation of traditional colonial revival style.

The Twenty Two, Mayfair, London - designed by Natalia Miyar
The Twenty Two by Natalia Miyar

The Twenty Two, Mayfair, London – designed by Natalia Miyar
Colour and materiality merge to create a distinctive vision in Mayfair at the new boutique favourite: The Twenty Two hotel and member’s club. Situated in the iconic Grosvenor Square, the site exudes the aura of a Parisian edifice, serving as the muse for the interiors’ design narrative by Natalia Miyar. Drawing inspiration from the timeless elegance of 18th-century classical French aesthetics infused with a contemporary twist, The Twenty Two offers a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern allure.

The design ethos, reminiscent of Chateau de Malmaison, the former residence of Joséphine Bonaparte, and Christian Dior’s opulent Parisian apartment, is palpable throughout the space. Evoking the grandeur of French Empire style, the lobby showcases a striking black and white cabochon marble floor, an homage to classical elegance with a touch of modern sophistication. This juxtaposition of historical opulence and contemporary refinement creates an ambiance of understated luxury and timeless allure, inviting guests into a world of unparalleled elegance and refinement.

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