You can almost hear the buzz of sewing machines as you step inside the industrial space that defines Hôtel Fabric, formerly a textile factory. The high ceilings and brick walls are softened by mid-century modern chairs and carefully curated vintage pieces, redefining shabby-chic. The hotel’s design preserves the history of its Oberkampf neighborhood, once an industrial center of Paris, now a trendy enclave boasting some of the city’s best eateries. I was impressed with the array of dining and imbibing options just steps away.

Hôtel Fabric’s thirty-three uber comfortable rooms are stylish, spacious and well lit, featuring industrial light fixtures and furnishings. Decorated in vivid prints by luxury design house Pierre Frey, each room bursts in a unique array of colors. The attention to space and detail appealed to the designer in me, I would have welcomed a tour of all thirty-three rooms! The bathrooms, dressed in slate gray tiles combined with artful mosaic prints, provide a haut level of luxury with their rain showers and products by L’Occitane.

In addition to the usual amenities of free WiFi, air-conditioning, and a 24 hour concierge service, this four-star boutique hotel includes a Bains de Marrakech spa, gym, yoga space and honesty bar. After a heavenly sleep, the French buffet breakfast provided the energy I needed to explore the neighborhood, followed by a visit to the spa…

Hôtel Fabric, 31 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris. Tel: +33 (0)1-43-57-27-00. From 153 euros/night in a Club room.

Kasia Dietz is a handbag designer from New York, with a passion for art, travel and writing, who followed her heart (and an Italian) to Paris. She resides in the North Marais where she has been featured as a local designer by Lonely Planet and KLM’s iFly Magazine. Her handbags are available online and sold at fashionable boutiques around the world. You can read about her life and travels on her blog.

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Kasia Dietz
Kasia Dietz is a handbag designer and freelance writer from New York, with a passion for art, fashion and travel, who followed her heart to Paris. She resides in the North Marais and has been featured in various publications including Vogue, Stylist, Travel+Leisure and Luxos. Her handbags are available online and sold at fashionable boutiques around the world. You can read about her life and travels on her blog: loveinthecityoflights.com

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