Glamorous Living - J.K. Place Rive Gauche, Paris

For all you francophiles there’s a trés chic new boutique hotel that’s just opened in the “City of Light.” J.K. Place Rive Gauche Hotel is located at 82 Rue de Lille, in the elegant Saint-Gerrmain-des-Prés neighborhood in a building that was formerly an embassy. The jewel-box boutique hotel has 29 rooms and suites with bespoke interiors created by Michele Bönan, a Florentine designer and architect. Michele excels at designing spaces layered with flourishes of classical references and rich colorful textures that are all at once sumptuous, lush, yet invitingly intimate.

Michele collaborating with JK Place Founder Ori Kafri are renowned for their residential boutique experience at the JK Place hotels in Capri, Florence and Rome and “unparalled focus on the guest experience.” Now the duo has expanded to Paris because as Ori Kafri enthuses “It’s the number one tourist destination, your first stop when you come to Europe. It’s prestigious, chic, elegant, with fashion art and luxury. It’s sort of everything.”

Well, I know where I’ll be staying on my next trip…

Positioned in the middle of the room of this suite is the ingenious design of a hand-crafted double-sided cabinet carved from oak decapé - antique Chinese panels face the living area while the back transforms into the bed’s headboard and a closet

Positioned in the middle of the room of this suite is the ingenious design of a hand-crafted double-sided cabinet carved from oak decapé - antique Chinese panels face the living area while the back transforms into the bed’s headboard and a closet

Detail of the elaborate Chinese hand painted antique panels

Detail of the elaborate Chinese hand painted antique panels

The back of the cabinet on the bedroom side is both a beautiful and practical design element

The back of the cabinet on the bedroom side is both a beautiful and practical design element

Classic and contemporary French furnishings are seamlessly balanced

Classic and contemporary French furnishings are seamlessly balanced

Not very often you see a marble fireplace in a hotel suite which adds to its opulent residential sensibility

Not very often you see a marble fireplace in a hotel suite which adds to its opulent residential sensibility

Glam over-the-top bathroom with an expansive seating area - love it!

Glam over-the-top bathroom with an expansive seating area - love it!

Layering artworks casually against the mirror is a very nice touch that could be applied in your own home if you happen to own a marble mantel

Layering artworks casually against the mirror is a very nice touch that could be applied in your own home if you happen to own a marble mantel

Add plants and sculpture for a pitch perfect vignette

Add plants and sculpture for a pitch perfect vignette