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Ideas from Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

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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:

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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:

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Love this brass detail and window:

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Cozy, Tolix, very country chic:

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Scandinavian furniture. Gets me every time:

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What is it about greenhouses that are so inviting:

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Been loving these lights forever and I love that they are hanging from a skylight. And we can’t overlook the stools:

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Two words: art wall:

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You know I love a good window seat (even a faux one like this one) and I’m loving the patterns and textures here:

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You can see more entries (and ideas) here.

P.S. The winner of the Forever Paris book giveaway is…..

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#4. Lauren!

Congratulations, Lauren, we will get in touch with you soon.

(Photos: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards)

Kartel, Shanghai

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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.

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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.

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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)

A Slightly Different Art Wall Post

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.

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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.

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This is the newly opened Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon and as soon as I saw the photos, I knew I had to post about it.

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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!

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What’s really cool about the place is that it was created from scratch.

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It looks like it’s been there for ages due to their choices in vintage industrial furnishings, fixtures …..

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lighting …..

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and furniture:

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Total PNW hipster vibe, right?

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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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Traveling Thursday: Nomiya, Paris

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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.

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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!

Paris Restaurant Interiors

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I love the mix of contemporary pieces with very ornate ones that I found in a lot of Parisian restaurants in recent years.  I think the Crystal Room at the Maison de Baccarat by Philippe Starck is to die for.

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This is the private room at Senderens. I love the walls. (The food is divine too.)

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And an oldie but a goodie – Bon also designed by Philippe Starck.