Boulangerie de Lujo *
Dice la Wallpaper: "Hidden in the fashionable Marais district, the facade of this former boulangerie is the oldest in Paris where Victor Hugo would buy his bread that has remained untouched. The interiors, however, have been transformed into a true work of art.
In the reception area, original timbered ceilings compliment shimmering fabrics, leather sofas, colourful ceramic round tables and illustrations that Lacroix has hand-painted on the walls. Inside the lift a theatrical rococo scene sets the tone for the 17 individually-designed guestrooms. Quirky wallpapers and glamorous fabrics from velour curtains to fur cushions give each one a different mood and all the concrete or mosaic-tiled bathrooms are hung with Venetian mirrors. An old 17th century wooden staircase with a black and white spotted carpet leads to the bar with its original old wooden countertop and tables which Lacroix spiced up with 60s armchairs in bright yellow, pink, orange, red and green."