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Celebrating Culture Through Interior Design: 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord

Celebrating Culture Through Interior Design: 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord

Now that most of us will be staying in our for longer than usual, maybe now is the time get started on those home decor projects you have been putting off. Getting some inspiration can be a great way to get started.  If you’re a fan of celebrating and incorporating culture into your interior design, you will fall in love with the 25-hour hotel’s design concept. Across all the hotel chain, the style differs and represent different cultural themes.  With Paris’s 10th arrondissement being a cultural melting pot, it’s the perfect location for 25-hour hotel. The hotel located just opposite the Gare du Nord station stands out as a weekend getaway experience all on its own. Entering the hotel there is instantly an air of adventure and class, with books and postcards from African and Asian countries displayed along the reception desk as well as a  beautiful hanging chandelier and wall of mirrors contrasting with the earthy rustic hotel feel. Incorporating a western french feel ties together the hotel’s transcultural theme as well as added that luxury hotel feel we all love. 

The concept behind the hotel rooms is based on a combination of African and Asian aesthetics. using African prints as well as various ethnic patterns. The Minimalistic approach taken by most hotel rooms goes out the window at the 25-hour hotel, with different collectable items across different hotel rooms, from old movie posters, dolls, books, bags and a whole lot more. The colours are vibrant and bold giving you a whole adventure and entirely different homely feel after exploring the Parisian streets. Stepping out from the chaotic busy streets from tourists to workers and a range of locals from varying countries the 25-hour hotel strips away all the chaos and you’re left with a melting pot of cultures and a hotel full of experience.

The design concept of the room is based on African prints as well as various ethnic patterns. The Minimalistic approach taken by most hotel rooms goes out the window at the 25-hour hotel, with different collectable items across different hotel rooms, from old movie posters, dolls, books, bags and a whole lot more. The colours are vibrant and bold giving you a whole adventure and entirely different homely feel after exploring the Parisian streets.  Stepping out from the chaotic busy streets from tourists to workers and a range of locals from varying countries the 25-hour hotel strips away all the chaos and you’re left with a melting pot of cultures and a hotel full of experience.

The bar has a classic set up with a calm and friendly atmosphere, combined with small touches of cultural appreciation in the form of African record labels inspired by ’60s and 80’s African music as well as old album covers, artwork and vibrant photography.  In dedication to masculinity. The bar named “La Sape” is inspired by Congolese dandies, a term used to describe well dressed Congolese men who use fashion to show their character and celebrate their culture. The term La Sape is abbreviated from “Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes” translates to  ‘A Society of Ambiance-makers and Elegant People’. This is highlighted in the hotel’s bar with a soft ambience and unique and original elegance. Today La Sape is a dedicated lifestyle used as a means to empower Congolese men living in the DRC and across Europe. 

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In contrast to the masculine elegance of the bar, the restaurant is dedicated to expressing femininity through interior design and culture.  The restaurant is given a light pastel colour palette, using pink as the main colour and rose gold detailing. The artwork showcased across the restaurant wall is full of colour and life. Tying into the theme of femininity the paintings displayed represent fertility, growth and a celebration of new life. The mixture of artwork along with hanging lamps, pillows and a collection of candles gives the restaurant an eclectic fun feel whilst still maintaining the Parisian elegance.

This hotel embraces the last major immigration wave from the 1980s bringing in African an Indian settlers to the 10th arrondissement. Till this day the area remains a mixture of cultures in many ways this is what makes certain places in Paris creative hot spots as well as a place for open-minded people to experience various groups of subcultures and celebrate our differences. Next time you visit a country consider bringing something back and adding it to your house decor! 

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