Courtesy of Bedandstyle.com

Bed & Style, a collection of intimate retreats, is providing travelers a new way to stay in and around the City of Light.

Claire Downey
May 07, 2010

Stella Cadente’s Home

Fashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral duvet in sight. Five fairy tale–inspired bedrooms include the Queen of Snow, with etched mirrors and walls embedded with Swarovski crystals. Doubles from $202.

Bohème

Opened in February in Paris’s Montmartre neighborhood, this 340-square-foot pied-à-terre lives up to its name, with bold draperies and hand-stitched duvets, as well as an eclectic collection of artifacts (a Buddha statue; weathered wooden chests). Request champagne and truffle-infused foie gras for your refrigerator before you arrive. Doubles from $142.

L’Empire

Joséphine and Bonaparte, two adjoining apartments in Paris’s 17th Arrondissement, take inspiration from France’s famous royals. Empire-style antiques and marble fireplaces are offset by playful feather-trimmed lamps and a stainless-steel kitchen. Rent both places for 1,100 square feet of space. Doubles from $566.

Maison Stella Cadente

Fashion designer Stella Cadente transformed a private mansion an hour from Paris into a stylish B&B with nary a doily or floral duvet in sight. Five fairy tale–inspired bedrooms include the Queen of Snow, with etched mirrors and walls embedded with Swarovski crystals.

Bohème

Opened in 2010 in the Montmarte neighborhood, this 340-square-foot apartment hotel from Bed & Style is a one-room studio furnished by interior designer Laurence Guarrisson. Named after a 1966 song by French-American crooner Charles Aznavour, the Bohème accommodates three guests with a plush, four-poster double bed and a bright purple sofa bed. The apartment also features expansive windows, vibrant red and orange drapery, and a tiled backsplash in the fully equipped kitchen, which includes a pre-stocked refrigerator upon request. The Château Rouge Métro station is only a two-minute walk away.

L’Empire

This apartment hotel in the 17th Arrondissement features two separate apartments, the Bonaparte and the Joséphine, both furnished by fashion designer Stella Cadente. The accommodations can be rented separately or together for more space (around 1,100 square feet total). The Bonaparte features a light purple and mauve color scheme with classical Parisian moldings, a curtained bed alcove, and a brushed stainless-steel kitchen. The Josephine, designed in a blue-gray palette, offers a plush four-poster bed, feathered lampshades, and an all-white enamel kitchen. Both apartments include a touch-sensitive refrigerator and massage shower.

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