Hotel Vernet, Paris – a makeover.

The French institution gets a new lease of life at the hands of famous French designer and architect, Francois Champsaur.


The designer’s love for arts, artists and the unique leads the iconic hotel into the future. Chandelier designed and made by Eric Schmitt. Bracket lamp in folded copper designed by François Champsaur and made by Pouenat.

Owned the by Besse Signature family group, Hotel Vernet is a veritable secret garden that maintains the traditions of great Parisian institutions by paying tribute to French elegance and savoir-fair. The hotel celebrates its 100th anniversary, entering an age of modernity heralded by  French interior designer Francois Champsaur’s renovations.


Lobby: The classic Carrare marble floor is stunningly updated with an abstract carpet by Jean-Michel Alberola and Blue by Rodolfo Dordoni/Minotti. Blue leather bench: designed by François Champsaur Ceramic coffee table, French-made circa 1950


The Restaurant: Benches designed by François Champsaur and made by l’Atelier Philippe Coudray sit besides tables designed by Lievore, Alther, Molina. Surrounded by drawings and prints by Katrin Bremermann, Gérard Traquandi, Alain Deswarte and Jean-Pierre Bourquin creates a gallery like experience as you dine.

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The designer’s eye for detail, love for flowing, curved walls, natural materials, bold coloirs and the unusual runs like the proverbial red thread throughout the hotel.


The Bar: Armchairs by Larforma and coffee tables designed by François Champsaur sit atop carpet designed by Jean-Michel Alberola. Armchairs in tan leather designed by Scott Fellows, Craig Bassam. Deconstructed bar in Carrare marble, designed by François Champsaur. Ceiling fresco by Jean-Michel Alberola.

As is with all projects fronted by the passionate art collector, Hotel Vernet too, boasts of original drawings, watercolours, engravings and installations – all handpicked by Francois – creating an intimate, personal setting that could rival the best of French galleries.


Copper room numbers placed on small steel brackets and individually lit, Desk in white lacquer integrating a blue writing desk designed by François Champsaur and made by Viriato. Chair designed by Sami Kallio. Bedside tables and lamps by François Champsaur flank the headboard, also by the designer.

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Headboard reading lamp by Astro lighting. Floorlamp with watercolor paper lampshade designed by François Champsaur and made by Pouenat.


Faucets in crude solid brass by Stella Roma offset Carrare marble floor and walls as curved oak screens create a serene space.

For more information on the hotel visit there website here. For More on the designer go here.


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