French architect Jean-Philippe Nuel has completed the Parisian Belleval Hotel within a Haussmann-style structure in the 8th arrondissement. Conceived to appeal to worldly travelers as well as Parisians, the elegant hotel alternates between sophistication and rustic charm throughout a classic interior. The building’s carriage entrance has been transformed into a monumental lobby anchored by a central bench and over-dyed patchwork rug. The hotel’s restaurant and bar are self-contained spaces that open up to sidewalks as well, while the plat-covered inner courtyard is adorned with a floral fresco from street artist Gola Hundun.
“The ground floor areas are charged with a real energy and are designed to be a place for meetings and interaction,” says Nuel. “The decoration is also designed to express this energy, generated by the variety of different functions. It combines references and trends to create a contemporary communal space, as opposed to a frozen backdrop.”
The 52 guestrooms are crafted to resemble Parisian homes while also continuing the green theme with deep teal walls and ceilings. Furniture pieces are configured in a salvage-inspired style, while graphics, fabrics, and accessories unique to each accommodation reveal individualized stories.