“On The Road With Kathryn”: First Stop in France… St. Emillion

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

The first stop on our French wine adventure, was Saint Emillion and our first hotel was Hostellerie de Plaisance. This lovely medieval city’s buildings are carved in rock and the architecture is characterized by an elegant ascetic classicism. The warm, pale beige stone dominates the architectural landscape. From our hotel you have an unbelievable view of the ancient city as well as the edges of the vineyard landscapes.

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north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

Our rooms were lovely, but my favorite space at Hostellerie de Plaisance was the newly appointed bar. The bar was recently redone by the famous designer Alberto Pinto. Orange is not one of my personal favorite colors, but the orange and brown color scheme in this bar was very pleasing to me.

 north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

The warmth of wood, leather, fabrics ranging from velvets to leathers to linens, and the skin print carpet, made this a wonderful place to relax and have a drink after a long day in the vineyards!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

As you can see…my friend Annette and I made this an afternoon habit. I think Wells and Fred may have still been tasting the Bordeaux!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

The bar had a very nice original art collection, and I loved this quiet little corner with the velvet banquette!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

The orange cut velvet on linen drapery fabric was magnificent! The lighting was perfect for late afternoon and evening with its tones of deep antique brass and cream. I think I may be inspired to use this color combination for one of my design clients who may be “so inclined”! I do remember seeing lots of orange this spring at High Point Furniture market.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

Stay tuned for a “collected tabletop” inspired by this bar and more “on the road” travels in France!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents on the road to france

xo Kathryn

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2 Responses to “On The Road With Kathryn”: First Stop in France… St. Emillion

  1. Luke says:

    I do love the orange! I have that same color in my kitchen prep area. It looks like you all had a blast in the French wine country.

  2. Kathryn Greeley says:

    I bet your prep area is lovely! And yes, we did have a blast in France. You will be hearing lots more about it in the weeks to come. Hope you won’t get bored on my “French blogging”!

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