Henriette in Paris


A man in Paris… and a woman in Paris… everyone envisions a beautiful romance in the city of love certainly. The reality is not always this…at least not in my case. Even though my parisian hero and heroine live only six kilometers far from each other, they don’t really have much in common, except from their town and the fact that me, personally, I like them both a lot.

I have already introduced you to Monsieur Bleu, now let me present you my heroine, Henriette, this warm-hearted, friendly and beautiful hotel that I have accidentally bumped into several times recently on the internet…she wanted me to write about her…

This relatively new funky boutique hotel on a brick-paved side street in the 9th arrondissement is just a 10-minute walk from Jardin des Plantes botanical garden, close to the Mouffetard district. The enchanting, unique Hotel Henriette offers a very intimate experience for visitors with its 32 individually designed bright rooms, lounge with a wide selection of reading matter and secret garden.


The designer of the accessible yet exclusive interior is Vanessa Scoffier, a former fashion editor and noted interior designer. Her task was quite challenging due to the relatively strict budget, but spending 15 months scouring Paris’ famous flea markets, collecting unique and affordable pieces for the hotel and several smart solutions – such as creatively painted walls – brought striking results to the Hotel Henriette project.

The winter garden with its timeless atmosphere is absolutely relaxing and makes it hard for guests to leave the hotel:


Even in the lounge, Vanessa managed to create a real home-feeling with these blue colors, comfy sofas and armchairs, soft rugs, and a lot of reading material:


The nice cantina is fresh, friendly and bright:


Vanessa’s sources of inspiration for the design of the hotel were: Eames, Raak, Perriand, Maison & Objets, Merci, Les Puces du Design, Au Fil des Couleurs, Pierre Frey, Caravane, Conran Shop, Flos, Cassina, Zara Home, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, Tissus Kvadrat, Patricia Urquiola, Linge Particulier, Stilnovo.


All of he 32 individually designed bedrooms are impeccably finished, they are innovative, refreshing, bold and striking:

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These super chic rooms are great examples of how thoughtful paint selections and simple furnishings can be more than enough to infuse charm and character to a space:



The retro furnitures combined with contemporary design pieces create an ambience like no other:



The wall finish of each room is truly unique. (However, in the next post you will see even more extraordinary walls, I promise!) Beautiful pastels in this bedroom for example:



Some of the rooms even have exposed beams and distressed leather headboards:



Apart from the bright geometric shapes on walls, some rooms have eye-catching, beautiful decorative wallpapers. This one for example has palm frond wallpaper combined with mint green and grey:



What a unique effect made with this super cheep solution: placing a blue door behind the double bed:



Vanessa played with colors in every room. Here she combined muted pastels with mustard yellow. Less is more:



Surprisingly, I again bumped into a weird but funny “duck-lamp”, just like in my previous post about SMEG fridges:



All the bathrooms are very simple and clear. Some have beautiful hexagonal mini tiles:


Others have fabulous old cement tiles on their floor:



Photographs are from the website of Hotel Henriette, shot by Hervé Goluza.

If you would like to see more pictures of Hotel Henriette visit their website, and make sure to check it out on your next visit to Paris!


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