A stunning view of the Eiffel Tower is pretty much all a restaurant needs to get some tourist butts in seats. But the restauranteurs at Monsieur Blue weren't content to rest on their Eiffel laurels, instead enlisting elite architect Joseph Dirand to build an artful and quintessentially Parisian dining experience, with beautiful scenery inside and out. Citing influences like Yves Klein, Adolf Loos and Art Deco design, Dirand crafted a luxe, high-contrast and textural dream, replete with lush velvets, striking marble, and stunning sconces. Head to the Monsieur Bleu website for more looks at the space (and their mouthwatering menu).
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Making the Most of Summer’s Awkward Social Opportunities, via Wit & Delight
The Reading Nooks You Need to Mimic, via Lonny
The Watergate Hotel Adapts to a New Age of D.C. Scandal, via Vanity Fair
Outdoor Furniture That Works Indoors, Too, via Arch Digest
These Bowls Really Pack a Stylish Punch, via Lonny
Photo by Adrien Dirand, via Monsieur Bleu