Paris is no stranger to grand hotels, with several of the French capital’s most sought-after places to stay in actual palaces. The newly reopened Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, has decided to use modern art to help it stand out from the crowd of high-end hotels in Paris.
The Telegraph revealed that the opulent decor is complemented by nearly 1,000 pieces of modern art, which are predominantly by living artists.
It is located in an enviable position close to the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the French capital and in 2010 the hotel was bought by a Saudi prince. It has been closed for renovation for four years, and finally opened its doors to the public again at the start of July.
Within its bedrooms, suites and common areas are now dozens of striking works of modern art, all carefully chosen by two in-demand curators and advisors from the UK, Fru Tholstrup and Jane Neal.
Ms Neal explained that originally the brief had been to use French artists, but after finding it hard to source pieces that would fit in the setting, the brief was broadened to include “artists who had been inspired by France and Paris”.
Among the artists whose works adorn the hotel are Gavin Turk, Kate MccGwire, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Jules de Balincourt and Jesse Hodgson.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own home, you may just find it at this stunning hotel – although you’ll be incredibly lucky if you can afford the price tag on similar pieces of art.
Taking whatever pictures you do have to a picture framer in West London could make all the difference though, as a professionally framed piece of art can look stunning, regardless of the price tag.
And if you want inspiration a little closer to home, check out the Pop Art exhibition coming to the Hackney Museum.