DECO designer Gera Smuts is off to Paris for Christmas. So the big question is this. Where? To? Stay? We’ve got the whole office voting on this.

On Gera’s shopping is La Maison Champs Elysées, another wonderworld dreamed up by fashion designers Maison Martin Margiela.Soak up these pictures, and you’ll see why we fancy the idea enormously. (Also on her Paris list: Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, famous for its Fornasetti adorned interiors.)

We’ve had Maison Martin Margiela a bit on the brain lately.  Their interior design work was featured in Elle Decoration International Issue No. 85, and yesterday on our blog, here. If you can dress a body, you can take it up few sizes and dress house. Or a log cabin. Or an hotel.

All images courtesy of La Maison Champs Elysées