Before officially stepping down from Maison Martin Margiela, the acclaimed designer created a special Ile aux Oiseaux suite within the Les Sources de Caudalie near Bordeaux. Tagged as classic Margiela, the suite features a mostly white interior decor with various hints of the Belgian designer’s signature touch seen throughout everything, including custom pillows.
For 650 euros a night and up, guests can retreat to the avant-garde chambre between spa treatments and bottles of premier cru at the hotel’s La Grand’Vigne restaurant. The suite’s decor is classic Margiela, with its white-on-white-on-gray palette and trompe l’oeil playfulness: overlapping white calfskin rugs cover the bedroom floor, 12 white pillows are stitched to a white wall to form a headboard. The wallpaper in the sitting room is printed to look like the ghostly walls of a Haussmanian apartment, while the bathroom floor “tiles” are photo-printed pebbles. The only shock of color among the slip-covered 1950s chairs and mirrored cubes comes from a red hot-lips sofa. The effect is as calming as it is subtly disarming.
Source: T Magazine