Hotel Recamier~Tucked into a fashionable corner at Saint Sulpice on the left bank was a little jewel of a hotel. With French flair and a fashionable address in the upscale Saint Germain Des Pres neighborhood, I felt at home in Paris.
At one time this was the home of Madame Recamier, a French socialite and celebrity of sorts. A bust of her is seen on each of the 6 floors. Each floor has a color scheme ranging from grays and taupes to coral and soft green. A signature sunburst mirror hangs in each room.
After a thoughtful renovation by Jean Louis Denoit, who artfully mixed many styles, it has a decidedly cozy French feel with a strong neoclassical influence and a "dash of drama." And who loves that??
Oh, and look who I ran into while I was there, Nathan Turner! He was adorable and friendly. We had a nice chat. I asked about next season's Million Dollar Decorators; he told me they haven't signed on yet. I am sure it will be back, though. Love that show! Check out Nathan's guest editor page on
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The Recamier was tranquil and serene. It has beautiful views overlooking the Saint Sulpice Church and its beautiful fountain. The staff was friendly and helpful, and every detail was well thought out.
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