09.12.2011 | by: Meghan
Inns & Hotels

Check In: Saint James

Paris, France


London-based designer Bambi Sloan’s latest creation of wacky extravagance is the spectacularly revamped interiors of the 100-plus-year-old St. James–a 100-plus-year-old chateau gone hotel particular. With all the push-pull tension of Bambi’s signature over-the-top restraint, the hotel is as outrageously original as her other work–like, say, the Jura Lodge (Scotland’s Isle of Jura scotch property the internet loves to love). I mean, who else can fashion a decor element from an old-fashioned hot air balloon, which she prominently features as a tent on the garden terrace and wallpaper motif in the hallway? Sure, the neo-classical mansion was built on Paris’ first hot air balloon airfield, but still. Hot air balloons! Well done, Bambi Sloane.

[Photos courtesy at Tablet Hotels, where you can book a room at the Saint James]

One Comment on “Check In: Saint James”

  1. [...] fabric balloon at Saint James on Designtripper is beautiful. It makes perfect sense for an event space, but I think it would be great inspiration [...]

     

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