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Café de la SemainePigalle, Paris
A creative, whimsical café, Café de la Semaine is the brainchild of British artist Luke Edward Hall and online magazine Semaine. There’s a nostalgic, dreamy look to the café’s decor – with a Parisian twist, obviously. And while the serveware and art’s modern, the classic pink meets dark wood design creates a feminine take on the traditionally masculine flâneur aesthetic.
This London-based, avocado-heavy dining concept has a lush look – its interior decor is inspired by California. Think green tones, light wood, and pretty, floral-print accessories. The result is a laid-back, delicate design, where the pink plates and patterned cushions are as appealing as the avocado dishes served.
Frenchie Covent GardenLondon, UK
Celebrated chef Gregory Marchand is well-travelled – and it shows in the decor of his Covent Garden restaurant: Frenchie. As the name suggests, there’s more than a hint of Parisian charm, but alongside the no-fuss styling of London, and the urban grit of New York. Think modern, minimal and muted.
Hotel AmericanoNew York City, US
Mid-century decor meets modern minimalism in ultra-chic Hôtel Americano, a boutique hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea. This area’s known for its art and gallery scene, and inside, Hôtel Americano is equally cultured in its style. Latin, Japanese, and mid-century American influences mean that warm woods, black grass and concrete are common among the hotel’s 56 rooms.
Southam StreetLondon, UK
In a three storey, former Victorian pub, Southam Street’s a London restaurant and event space with a vibrant past, and a brighter future. Musical artist Luco Longobardi and chef Chris Denney have styled their restaurant with an industrial edge – think exposed bricks, statement lighting and working materials like marble and leather. The result is contemporary, urban, and more than cool.
108 GarageLondon, UK
Industrial interior style meets fantasy styling in 108 Garage, a hip restaurant serving fusion cuisine in London. As the name suggests, the space is a converted garage – evident from the exposed bricks and concrete floor. And furnishings crafted from metal, wood and leather are brightened by bold artworks and one-of-a-kind accessories.