Hotel Le Meurice is renewed again: in 2019, 29 rooms and suites were opened after renovation, including a penthouse with a terrace with a 360-degree view of all Paris: the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Eiffel Tower and the sparkling dome of Les Invalides.
The panoramic view of Paris has become a starting point for the designers of Lally & Berger studio: floor-to-ceiling sliding glass partitions allow you to admire the “live pictures” of the city from any place of the room. “We wanted to emphasize what makes this suite so incredible: its exceptional location,” explains Luc Berger. “When you are here, Paris is at your feet, it is yours, and you will never be tired of admiring it.”
Over the past twenty years, Le Meurice’s interiors have been renovated several times. Now the hotel got a new look that’s a melange of 18th century classical style and contemporary chic. The designers just replaced the furniture in the style of King Louis XV with a more modern one and added a little naughty tone in a respectable atmosphere.
Luc Berger and Margot Lally went a different way: they invite the guests going up to the penthouse to travel in time, as if they were in the same hotel, but in a different century. In the past or in the future, it is not very clear.
“We decided that it should look like an urban mansion where every client can feel like it is their own,” says Margot Lally, “therefore we used the architectural language of Parisian houses: marble, parquet, wood panels, gilding, bronze door handles.”
The Tuileries Garden, located near the hotel, added another detail to the look. The 350 m² terrace is designed as a continuation of the garden. The suite has several botanical details – for example, the “branches” on a spiral staircase and a chandelier with crystal “leaves”.
The suite seems to hover between heaven and earth, with the interiors clearly closer to heaven. Pale gray-green tones predominate in the color palette, the carpet pattern resembles white clouds, the gloss of the brass details in the decoration is similar to sun glare. The Paris sky, which changes several times a day, is presented here in all its moods.