La Planque Hotel — Paris, France
Tapping into the diverse energy of the city’s 10th arrondissement, Belleville’s new bolthole La Planque Hotel brings together the old and new Paris in a former sweet shop and apartment block just behind Avenue Parmentier.
Imagined by design agency Desjeux Delaye, founders Dorothée Delaye and Daphné Desjeux have stayed true to the hotel’s origins, transforming the building into a homely and intimate guesthouse. Mirroring the surrounding quarter, La Planque features an eclectic array of vintage furniture, gathered from local flea markets and set to a backdrop of stained antique mirrors and personal photographs. Books and found objects jostle for space in the charming library, and while the walls inside retain their aged patina, outside the rose pink terrace adds a touch of fun and modernity to the period style.
The original staircase, now restored to its former glory, leads up to the hotel’s 36 bedrooms. Stamping their signature masculine style onto the project Delaye and Desjeux have played around with sombre shades of deep fir, khaki green, grey, and rust orange. The curved lines of the bureaus and velvet-clad headboards nod to art deco, while wall phones and retro-inspired light fittings, designed by the duo, add the finishing touch of sophisticated nostalgia.§