" When we took over this hotel at the end of the 1960s, it had no defined style but an exceptional location and a strange bean-shaped swimming pool typical of the time. We went all the way to Italy," says Jocelyne Sibuet, "and saw these yellow ochre facades, these Palladian columns, these pools and these small round terraces, this opulence of the gardens of the Italian Riviera... They inspired us to redo the veranda like a greenhouse, in black and white with touches of coral, to keep or replace the mosaics on the floor, to ochre the facades... The lounge is tangerine, with large, very stylish baroque armchairs. All the rooms are different.
Along the Mediterranean, nature is very present, sounds and scents are part of the décor, think of finding a "house smell", a candle, a scent to which the house will remain faithful, think of the lovely noise that a fountain would make, the mistral wind that would make the pines rustle... Decorating is telling a story.
The Mediterranean style panoply
On the facade, the yellow ochre and pink ochre palette of the houses on the coast from Nice to Genoa, passing through Menton and Bordighera. On the terraces, iron furniture with scrolls, very "Riviera", typical of the 1960s and well reinterpreted today. On the floor, stone or terracotta tiles, patterned cement tiles. Stone is omnipresent (as is wood in the mountain country). On the walls, dense tones, tangerines, cobalt blues, large spaces crossed by contemporary or Baroque pieces.
Raw and refined fabrics such as wild silks, coarse linens, hemp and woven raffia. Joyfully coloured ceramics from Vallauris, succulents and potted palms, a whole jungle in the veranda.