Tiled sinks, café curtains, and other boutique tips from Le Moulin hotel in Provence
The newly renovated hotel is a shrine to French style amid a provencal kingdom – and it's a haven for style enthusiasts
Few settings radiate the ambiance of Le Moulin De Lourmarin – Provence's chicest new hangout.
The recently renovated hotel sits on the fringe of Lourmarin's château near the mountain-kissed region of Pertuis. The serene setting was a canvas for designer's Jaune who worked alongside owners Beaumier to create a minimalistic utopia for home decor lovers in one of France's most alluring postcodes. Naturally, we adore every square inch of its glorious interiors. Here, we explore its most noteworthy assets.
1. Reversed bathroom tiles
While we're rather accustomed to seeing tiles on our bathroom walls, Le Moulin has shaken up the conventions and tiled the sanitaryware instead. The result is a neutral wall that oozes a certain country-esque minimalism – where the sink is left to make a stylish statement. Its subtly traditional aesthetic epitomizes Provencal ambiance whilst acting as a reminder to break the ordinary and have fun. This is the South of France, after all.
2. French cafe curtains
We're taking modern kitchen ideas from the masters of design, and it stems from a trend we already know and love. It's certainly no secret that we've fallen for French cafe curtains – the feature that allows us to bring the unrivaled style of Parisian café culture to the forefront of our interiors.
While Le Moulin does not use these curtains in their kitchen, they have used the material across their furnishings – including their cupboards and below the tiles in the bathroom. Again, this is a statement of unconventionality, and we've never felt more inspired.
3. Upholstered walls – with a minimalist twist
Le Moulin has just reached a hat trick. The third – but no less inspiring – unorthodox feature we're stealing from the hotel comes in the shape of an upholstered wall with a modern spin.
Creating a look that's reminiscent of an elegant hotel but still feels entirely contemporary is effortless only for the designers of Le Moulin, who celebrate the upholstered wall craze in the most minimalistic way possible.
Rather than celebrate upholstery for its maximalism, the hotel exhibits upholstered bed heads and walls that are kissed in neutral, almost rattan-like material, which gives the texture of the trend with the overpowering color. Upholstered walls have never looked quite so chic.
4. Decorate with cutlery
We understand that this statement will provoke memories of your grandma's vintage china, but Le Moulin just made these plates fashionable again. In the ultimate nod to native country charm, the hotel has experimented with painted plates that celebrate simplicity and individuality and fill the hotel with the warmth of a family home. We volunteer to call Le Moulin home for the rest of our days.
5. Bobbin furniture
Bobbin may be an American design classic, but it's just received a French twist. This 17th-century decorative technique has surged in popularity over recent months, but of course, Le Moulin knew that already.
Bobbin furniture's intricate shapes can elevate interiors from ordinary to extraordinary, and in case this reception wasn't majestic enough already, its injection of bobbin solidifies its place at the peak of the lust-list. We'll be right back when we've invested in a whole lot of bobbin.
Le Moulin De Lourmarin is located at Avenue Raoul Dautry, 84160 Lourmarin. Discover more online.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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