I have probably told this story a million times, and we are not unique in this scenario, but just before the pandemic hit in 2020 Anton and I were set to travel to Paris that May. I remember so clearly watching the news in March and saying, “do you think we can still go…?” We all know what followed.
France recently announced that fully vaccinated South Africans can travel to the land of camembert and baguettes without restrictions or the need to quarantine – hooray! I am not sure when we will have our chance to travel overseas again, but if we were going to Paris I almost certainly would want to stay at Hotel Les Deux Gares.
It was designed by Luke Edward Hall, a very sought after British designer and artist responsible for the most beautiful and eclectic interiors, products, art and collaborations with brands like Dyptique and Lanvin.
A hotel, or the home of a bohemian Parisian collector? This imagined story was central to Luke’s concept for Hotel Les Deux Gares. Antique furniture from various decades, French wallpapers and English carpets, mid-century lighting and a wild mismatch of colourful fabrics combine to create an eccentric retreat for travellers to the City of Lights.
He is a very talented artist too, check out some of his work for sale here.