I absolutely love everything about this 60 m2 bar in Kiev, Ukraine called Pink Room designed by Circle Line Interiors. From the colour scheme and the glamorous vibe to how it operates. Bar is situated in a historic part of building of old cinema “Kiev” in the centre of the city. Owners of the place wanted to create something that differs from the rest of speakeasy bars which already exist in the city. It was supposed to become the secret place for all cool underground music lovers, for those who appreciate art of cocktail culture, of silent cinema performances and for those who appreciate french style of the beginning of 20th century. Pink room is placed at an old stairway of the cinema, which was closed for the last 10 years. The entrance is behind the replica of Jules Chéret’s poster “Exposition universelle de 1889 : Le pays des fées”. Instead of Paris our designers painted Kiev’s historic Sofia square. To enter speakeasy one has to know secret code on a door, which can be obtained only from the owner of Pink Room. The overall size of the place is 60 square meters.
Above the exit neon sign “Shhh…” reminds guests of Pink Room’s secrets that they should keep to themselves after leaving it.
On a lower floor we placed bar which is the main focal point of the space. On an opposite side from it is the row of cinema chairs where guests can enjoy view at the playful work of mistress of Pink Room – beautiful bartender Yasya.
Room with bar is teeny tiny and we had to search for solutions to visually enlarge it. To achieve this we covered ceiling and wall behind the bar with antique mirrors. In front of cinema chairs we placed copper cocktail tables with mirrored tops. Together with ceiling they play as a favourite spot for selfie pictures by creating double reflection.
On the second floor is situated DJ booth, large sofa, small tables and lounge chairs – everything is vintage. This is the space where they play silent movies and enjoy music sets from guest deejays.
Dark walls, accents in orange, Panton S chairs, Vladimir Tretchikoff art (I have the ‘Chinese Girl’ print above over my living room fireplace)…..what’s not to love about this project by Belfast, Northern Ireland-based Maven? It is bold and whimsical, and their online shop is pretty fabulous too – they carry Hay, Ferm Living, Marimekko, Muuto, Normann Copenhagen etc.
Your very first residential design job can be daunting. Can I? Will they? Does it? Why? What? How much? And this is the fabulous result of Melbourne-based Northbourne Architecture + Design.
“For the interior design, Northbourne drew inspiration from the client’s love of patterning, texture & contrast, evident in the client’s artwork collection. These ideas were interwoven into the whole design including joinery design, colour selections and material choices.”
Beautiful slabs of walnut (I’m guessing here), reclaimed wood shelves, raw steel supports, some stunning artwork, a vintage typewriter (this one is incredible, it too is like art) together in a small space make for an ideal cozy library/workspace with a masculine, rustic, industrial feel to it. By Vancouver interior designer Jamie Banfield.