All posts filed under: Inspiration

dallas restaurant

Restaurant interiors are bigger in Dallas, Texas

In the southern United States, food is serious business and that’s probably why Dallas, Texas is becoming a hospitality mecca. With the rise in people and companies moving into the area over the last decade, the conditions are perfect for new restaurants. However, with all the competition designers need to turn up the interior style a notch to draw customers in. Below are some of our favorite Dallas restaurants doing just that. Ida Claire Ida Claire paired with ID Studio 4 to create the epitome of shabby chic style.  With exposed wooden beams and AC ducting, this southern style restaurant gives off a warehouse feel.  Antique bird cages hanging from the ceiling and a mural of vintage plates on the wall complete the rustic vibe. But the cherry on top is the vintage Airstream resting in the outdoor area alongside outdoor furniture. Decorated like a bohemian wagon, this converted camper allows for more private dining. Gung Ho Gung Ho is the brainchild of 8020 Hospitality and is a elegant yet funky American-Chinese late-night dining venue …

4_hotelsanfran_919x601

Check out our latest project- Hotel San Francisco

Hotel San Francisco is our latest project and it is the American dream. Well, the American hospitality dream at least.  It’s nestled in the financial district of San Francisco, but certainly doesn’t give off straight laced, corporate vibes. This funky and modern venue takes it’s biggest interior inspiration from the world of music.  The name of the restaurant even pays tribute to the Eagle’s hit ‘Hotel California’. With artists like Prince, Biggie Smalls and Tina Turner framed on the walls it would have anyone walking out of work for drinks like this- Hey, any opportunity for a Tina Turner GIF, am I right? Inside Hotel San Francisco The Australian owners, Thomas Glenwright, Paul Schulte, and Priscilla Dosiou, went back to their Aussie roots and recruited us to tackle the furniture. The concept for the pieces were brass with bold fabric to give a luxe modern nod to a 70’s lounge (minus the shag carpet). Complete with a custom playlist made by fellow Australian company, Mustard, and neon light décor the place practically oozes cool. The …

tile

Tile is no longer just for floors

The hospitality industry needs durable furniture that also makes a big style impact to ensure a lasting impression on guests. There’s no better marriage between the two than tile table tops. Tile has been taking the design world by storm over the last couple of years. And hey if it’s tough enough for flooring why not put it on a bar table? Tile to inspire In a world ruled by social media, cafes and restaurants need to make an impact. Tile makes the picture-perfect background to ensure all your food shots look like they were taken from a magazine. Frankie’s Rooftop Bar sits perched on top of the Bayview Hotel and is a prime example on how to do tile right. Bergstrom Architects’ design uses beach coloured tiles in mixed patterns to add a tropical flair. The heart of the patio is the vibrant blue Spanish tile framed bar that makes a big statement. The appropriately named, Bayview Bar Tables, carries the Spanish tiles into the rest of the space and maximises on seating. Coupled …

Velvet

Warm up your autumn with Velvet

Velvet is coming back in style full force and we’re jumping on board. The lush fabric has transformed beyond vintage floral patterns to become sleek and versatile. Its subtle texture can add depth to any space whether on custom banquettes or barstools. Below are some of our favourite inspirational projects using velvet. №2 Behance Restaurant No2 in Belarus is essentially a how-to guide on the use of velvet. The pastel colour palette of the fabric against the concrete floor and textured wall give a tough edge to the feminine aura. The Quadro Chairs and Brass Edge Table tops are the perfect match to the U shape banquettes. Cod’s Gift Cod’s Gift gets a lot of mentions in our blogs and we’re certainly not stopping anytime soon. The rich sapphire tones of the venue are nothing short of dreamy. Though the whole wall is painted in a similar shade to the furniture, the velvet of the banquette stands out. Coupled with the Tess Upholstered Chair with a gold frame it adds a punch of modern luxury. Sketch The Gallery at Sketch …

Bar Patron

Bar Patron has opened its doors and we’re in love

Bar Patron is Sydney’s new maverick bar, building a bridge between casual dining and fine wining. The Mexican restaurant is the creation of Rockpool Dining Group, headed by Chef Neil Perry, and not so hidden partner, Patron Tequila. Menu The menu consists of Mexican staples like pounded-to-order guacamole, fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. However, the standout stars are the drinks, which is honestly expected when your venue takes the name of the tequila giant. The most extravagant drink is the Patron Serie 2, held within $10,000 crystal decanters. A shot worth of the liquid gold will set you back a whopping $990. Though if you’re not willing to shell out half your rent money, they do also have more budget friendly drinks for the everyday person. Interior When stepping into Bar Patron it’s hard not to be in awe of the interior décor. It’s as inviting as stepping into grandma’s house, minus the outdated 1950’s floral lounge. To make guest feel the warm and cosy vibes, Rockpool selected our Lisbet Chairs and matching barstools. The tan …