Tina Isaac
April 08, 2009

Like the property in the similarly titled book, Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), the owners of the new Pastis Hôtel-St. Tropez are transplanted Brits—and there's no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it. Retail designers John and Pauline Larkin marshaled their talents to transform a humble portside house with their eclectic Provence-by-way-of-London aesthetics. Off-white walls showcase the Larkins' collection of Hockney and Lichtenstein prints—as well as framed Sex Pistols and Rolling Stones album covers that date back to their courtship. The furniture was scored at local flea markets or, in the case of the pewter bar in the lobby, custom-made. Mies daybeds mix nimbly with Indian rugs, Chinese armoires, and beds dressed in traditional Provençal boutis spreads. After a day of flânerie in St.-Tropez's Old Port (just a 10-minute walk away), guests can sip an aperitif by the courtyard pool in the shade of the towering lone palm tree. 61 Ave. du Général Leclerc; 33-4/98-12-56-50; www.chicretreats.com; doubles from $225.

Pastis Hôtel-St. Tropez

Like the property in the similarly titled 1994 book Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), Pastis’s owners are transplanted Brits—and there’s no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it. With their eclectic Provence-by-way-of-London aesthetic, retail designers John and Pauline Larkin aim to make guests feel as if they are staying in a private house. Mies daybeds mix with Indian rugs, Chinese armoires, and beds dressed in traditional Provençal boutis spreads. Off-white walls showcase Hockney and Lichtenstein prints, as well as framed Sex Pistols and Rolling Stones album covers that date back to the Larkins’ courtship. The furniture was scored at area flea markets or, in the case of the pewter bar in the lobby, custom-made.

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