Be-poles fashions rustic interiors for Le Barn hotel near Paris
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Be-poles fashions rustic interiors for Le Barn hotel near Paris

Guests can watch horses graze from the rooms of this hotel near Paris, France, which studio Be-poles designed to reference traditional agricultural buildings.

Le Barn is situated 40 minutes outside of central Paris in the Forest of Rambouillet, which sprawls across 20,000 hectares of land.

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

The guest suites are set inside a handful of previously disused 19th-century farm buildings on the site of Haras de La Cense, an equestrian learning centre and stud farm.

This pastoral setting is what encouraged the centre's owner, William Kriegel, and hotelier Edouard Daehn to develop guest accommodation on the site where city dwellers could escape and be "immediately in touch with the changing seasons, the great outdoors, and local wildlife".

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

The pair charged New York and Paris-based design studio Be-poles with the task, asking that they establish a series of contemporary rooms that honoured the site's rich history.

"With my personal background of architecture, it was possible to be involved with everything from [the hotel's] interior design to branding details, creating a global narrative for Le Barn," Antoine Ricardou, founder of Be-poles, told Dezeen.

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

Rather than erecting new structures or creating a strict colour scheme for the hotel, the studio instead focused on establishing an "authentic agricultural environment". The original farm buildings have been restored and divided up into bedrooms, communal areas, a spa, and library.

Bedrooms have been completed with warm, copper-coloured walls and red-striped bed linen that subtly references one of the barn buildings, which has a maroon roof. Several horse-themed illustrations have been used as decoration, as well as oversized paper bags intended to resemble those typically used for storing sugar, flour or seeds.

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

"We of course integrated new materials, but always kept coherence with the existing [buildings] and the idea that farmers could actually be living at Le Barn," Ricardou explained.

"Beyond the project of creating a beautiful location and experience, there was already activity on this land, and the hospitality dimension had to adapt to it."

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

The rustic aesthetic continues into the bar area, which is filled with light-hued timber furnishings and centred by a wood burner.

Guests can also spend time in the La Serre restaurant. Set inside a greenhouse, it serves meals using seasonal ingredients grown in the hotel's own vegetable garden.

Le Barn hotel by Be-poles

Be-poles was established in 2000 and is collectively run by Antoine Ricardou, Clémentine Larroumet and Reynald Philippe. Earlier this year the studio curated a selection of artworks to feature in the suites of Los Angeles' NoMad hotel.

Photography is by Nomades.

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