I was checking out the entries for the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards and found so many good designs that could be translated for the home.
Tufted anything and that shade of emerald green? Definitely.
More tufting and a great color palette:
I don’t think I’d hang doors on my ceiling but I do like the idea of texture on the ceiling. Nice blue banquettes too:
Love this brass detail and window:
Cozy, Tolix, very country chic:
Scandinavian furniture. Gets me every time:
What is it about greenhouses that are so inviting:
Been loving these lights forever and I love that they are hanging from a skylight. And we can’t overlook the stools:
Two words: art wall:
You know I love a good window seat (even a faux one like this one) and I’m loving the patterns and textures here:
You can see more entries (and ideas) here.
P.S. The winner of the Forever Paris book giveaway is…..
Congratulations, Lauren, we will get in touch with you soon.
(Photos: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards)
In a somewhat similar vein to the Waterhouse in yesterday’s post, Kartel (no website), a bar located in the former French Concession part of Shanghai, is another new venture that combines old architecture and modern design beautifully.
The original architecture of the building is visible in places where walls were left exposed but rather than feeling industrial, the atmosphere is more salon-like due to the plush European and Asian furniture and accessories.
So far my art and design tour of Shanghai has been really interesting. I’ll be continuing it over the weekend – in between consuming dumplings – and will have more to share with you next week. Have a good one, guys!
(Photos: Dariel Studio)
Thank you all so much for the nice comments/tweets/emails about the InStyle mention yesterday! And thank you for all the compliments on my living room too. You all are the nicest bunch, I swear.
Okay, so I usually do roundups of art walls but when an art wall (and the space it’s in) is this outstanding, it deserves its own post.
This is the newly openedÂ Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon and as soon as I saw the photos, I knew I had to post about it.
All manners of landscapes in a variety of frames. It must have been so much fun to hunt for all of these pieces and put this wall together!
What’s really cool about the place is that it was created from scratch.
It looks like it’s been there for ages due to their choices in vintage industrial furnishings, fixtures …..
Total PNW hipster vibe, right?
Now I just need to know how the food is. Any Portlandians (Portlanders?) reading this, if you try it out, let me know!
(Photos: the Woodsman Tavern)
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Anyone else dying to have a meal at Nomiya in Paris? If you don’t already know about it, it’s a temporary restaurant that is part of “Art Home,” a concept developed by Electrolux and the Palais de Tokyo. The restaurant is housed in a sleek structure on the roof of Palais de Tokyo where you have panoramic views of the city. Reviews indicate that the food is as good as the views.
You have until the end of the year to try and book a table. After that it’ll be gone, possibly to a different location.
Happy Traveling Thursday and bon voyage!
I love the mix of contemporary pieces with very ornate ones that I found in a lot of Parisian restaurants in recent years. Â I think the Crystal Room at the Maison de Baccarat by Philippe Starck is to die for.
This is the private room at Senderens. I love the walls. (The food is divine too.)
And an oldie but a goodie – Bon also designed by Philippe Starck.Â