BRINGING PARIS INTO THE BATHROOM
Jacob Delafon has represented the French-style bathroom for 125 years. The band’s look is timeless rather than trendy; elegant but not pretentious; and chic with character. The secret? A unique style.
Men and women who travel the world say that Parisian hotels are like no other. Far from the standard luxury, bland, bling-bling establishments, these hotels have a style, an atmosphere – a je ne sais quoi – that you don’t find elsewhere. With Jacob Delafon, French-style luxury extends into the bathroom.
NOT A STYLE TYPE, BUT STYLE
The bathroom à la française is not a style type, but a question of style. It’s not about what fashion dictates; it’s a mixture of eras and design styles. There is no total look, or rules to follow. No frames on the walls? No rugs on the floor or flea market wood cabinet? A bathroom that resembles you will have novel touches. You establish your look with little details, and you enhance the room even more by keeping with the original style of the space – workshop, classic, modern or retro, etc.
A modern bath – Elite Collection
NEW BATHROOM CODES
In a French-style bathroom, you forget that the main function is hygiene. Just decorate it like a typical room in the house…with an armchair, a bouquet of flowers, framed visuals, a flea market washbasin mirror, or a bookshelf…When it includes pieces that add warmth, the bathroom is transformed into a living space and immediately becomes more sophisticated and elegant. Wood floors or floor tiles are also an excellent choice.
A vintage studio flat with the Cléo bath
LUXURIOUS, NOT OSTENTATIOUS
When it comes to fashion or decorating, luxury does not have to be “showy.” Quality is what matters. Just like all truly fashionable people, beautiful bathrooms don’t just “dazzle”; they simply mix very chic items with basics. Consider the bathroom like the contents of one’s closet: you have simple pieces and some favorites. For the bathroom? A grand bathtub – contemporary or freestanding retro style – a vintage cabinet turned into a washstation, or a sophisticated mixer. Once you find your perfect piece, all you need to do is accent it.
Two vials with essential oil and petals of pink roses on a wooden background
AN EXQUISITE PERFUME
That je ne sais quoi in a French-style bathroom also comes from pleasant, entrancing fragrances…a mixture of spices from a heady perfume, wood that creaks under your feet, and a bouquet of freshly-cut flowers. This assortment of appealing scents turns the bathroom into a living space.
A vanity top designed by Jacob Delafon
All women like to keep their makeup handy, but it should be tidy as well! Boxes, trays and bottles are great ways to keep a bathroom orderly. The vanity table is one solution, ranging from a simple shelf topped with a mirror, to a dedicated cabinet, a true beauty accessory in itself for you and your bathroom…