Hotel Love :: Hôtel Fabric

The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement in Paris is known for its bistros and bars.  Hotels?  Not so much.  But that changed with the opening of Hôtel Fabric, a 4-star boutique hotel located in an old, you guessed it, textile factory dating back to the Industrial Revolution.

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Architect Vincent Bastie and designers Patrice Henry and Agnès Louboutin stayed true to the space’s industrial roots.  The industrial chic interiors {check out my post on Industrial Chic here} take advantage of the exposed metal structure, large glass windows, exposed columns, and exposed brick and stone walls, which evoke the dark atmosphere of the workshops. The lobby features English-style Chesterfield sofas with antique travelling trunks used as side tables alongside tables with colorful Eames chairs.  The decorative objects sprinkled throughout the lobby come from the flea markets on the nearby rue Popincourt and add to the eclectic feel of the space.

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In the guest rooms, however, the designers replaced the typical industrial chic palette of muted neutrals with bright colors and graphic patterns {an homage to the factory’s textile producing past.}  Shipping crates have been repurposed as wardrobes and bedside tables to keep with the industrial chic vibe of the rest of the hotel.  For an unexpected touch, the bathrooms’ patterned cement tiles have LED lights embedded in the grout!  Another bonus?  The guest toiletries are provided by L’Occitane, but I digress....

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This set of nesting tables was created from shipping crates!

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The coffee counter {which also serves as a breakfast buffet in the morning and an honesty bar in the evening} was recovered from an old haberdashery.

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The dark and moody hallway outside the guest rooms.

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I love the barn-style door made out of a shipping crate.

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The rooms under the mansard roof on the top floor include a sleeping loft.

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You can really see the LED lights in the grout in this photo -- so cool!

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