My husband’s birthday was last Sunday so we went out for dinner. It’s so strange how something we used to do at last once every week or two suddenly became the biggest treat. I spent $30 on 2 drinks and they were the BEST. DRINKS. EVER. Looking forward to the day it becomes normal again. Poodle Bar & Bistro in Fitzroy, Australia is a gorgeous spot to enjoy many drinks and take in the art-deco decor, designed by Bergman & Co.
Poodle Bar, a modern interpretation of chiaroscuro; placing the patron at the centre of their experience. The ground floor embedded in a romantic textural representation of the past whilst situating us delightfully in the present through the careful placement of contemporary art, wildflowers and greenery. The archways acting as a conduit to a different scene, likened to the experience of being in a gallery, eyes adjusting to the varying levels of light and shade as the rooms are traversed.
Photos: Derek Swalwell
We are finally out of lockdown (#3? I can’t even keep track anymore) and heading to a restaurant for tacos tonight for my husband’s birthday. I’m super excited to get out of the house. The Boho bar in Odessa, Ukraine designed by Eugenio Kolomiychenko is definitively showing off some boho chic style! The details in this space are incredible – the wood bar, the mandala design in the plaster wall, exposed brick, the beautiful lighting…. how I would love to spend an evening here!
I spotted this home on the website of architecture firm Studio McLeod and later discovered that Beata Heuman was responsible for the the interior design. I should have guessed. Her omnipresent use of a plethora of fun colours and art and patterns, along with her incredible attention to details suggests this home is eye candy at its finest.
It has been several years since we have shared the work of Alabama designer Betsy Brown. Over all these years her style has been consistent – always rooted in contemporary with classic touches, always in a palette of whites and creams with significant use of black and wood tones. Her spaces stand the test of time.
What does one do with an 1890 Carpenter-Gothic-style cottage in Monteagle Tennessee? In this case interior designer Rachel Halvorson painted it all white for simplicity and brightness, added lots of vintage earthy touches and sympathetically restored and left natural some parts to keep it warm and inviting. *round of applause!*