by Michel Van Devender

We’re those people who have been known to make travel plans based solely on stylish lodging. It’s no wonder the recent opening of the Hotel Saint Vincent caught our attention. Surely set to become one of the best hotels in New Orleans or at least in my design mind. In all of its spectacular wonder, grandeur, style and glory has got us itching to plan an excursion down to New Orleans for a visit. It looks like the perfect place to “pass a good time”. Disappointingly, we didn’t get our invite to the hip, it-krewe opening featuring indie rock singer, songwriter, St. Vincent, but hey, we’re not ones to hold a grudge. How about next time?

As an interior designer, this hotel is the very best kind of eye candy. Inspired by 70’s Italian design, Lambert McGuire Design (love me some Liz Lambert) put a modern mark on a NOLA historic property that originally opened back in 1864 as a children’s orphanage. In the renovation and design process, there was absolutely no attention to detail spared in creating the resulting eclectic, decadent, magical vibe. From the colorful, bold patterned Vousta wallpapers to the dark, moody Farrow and Ball painted walls to the mix of vintage and modern art and furnishings, it is an intoxicating, seductive expression of both the feminine and the masculine, and the intersection where the old and new worlds meet, in the coolest kind of way. 

Hotel Saint Vincent, you’re on our radar and our where-to-stay list.  Laissez les bon temps rouler… We’ll see you soon!


Website Homepage - via
Neon Signage - via Instagram @thelizlambert
Historic Exterior - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Hotel Pool - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Mary Blessing the Hotel - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Front Desk - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Front Desk - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
Hotel Restaurant San Lorenzo - via Instagram @sanlorenzonola
San Lorenzo's Paradise Bar - via Instagram @hotelstvincent; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Chapel Club - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
Chapel Club Lounging - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
Hotel Boutique ByGeorge - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Updated Staircase - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
The Mary Suite - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Guest Room - via Instagram @hotelstvincent; Photo Credit - @douglasfriedman
Courtyard King Room - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
Guest Room - via Instagram @hotelstvincent
Guest Room Bath - via Instagram @hotelstvincent; Photo Credit - @douglasfriedman
Guest Room Bath - via; Photo Credit - Douglas Friedman
Guest Room Bathroom - via Instagram @anecrabtree
Hotel Detail - via Instagram @hotelstvincent; Photo Credit - @nicksimonite
Behind the Scenes Interior Planning - via Instagram @lambertmcguiredesign
Original Tile - via Instagram @lambertmcguiredesign

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