Hello everyone! How are you doing? The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, now in its tenth year, is a globally recognized competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces. I thought today we could look at some of my favorites from their 2018 entries, and with each, I will give you a tip on how to bring some of the ideas home. So often, I've been out lunching with a friend and spotted a good design idea to apply in my living space. You too? So let's look at 12 great interior examples below and see what we can learn from the talents firms who designed them.
1// Above: Superbaba (Vancouver, Canada) Studio Roslyn
DECOR TIP: Color Blocking with paint! Be daring!
2// Above: The Budapest Cafe (Chengdu, China) Biasol
DECOR TIP: More color blocking with paint on walls and stairs, and sticking to a limited palette.
3// Above: Sean Connolly (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Alexander & Co
DECOR TIP: Mix in brushed metals for elegance.
4// Above: 4City (Odessa, Ukraine) 2b Group
DECOR TIP: Add texture to the walls
5 // Above: ATX Cocina (Austin, United States) Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
DECOR TIP: Mix warm colors and wood with gray for an unexpected mix.
6// Above: Don Francisco’s Coffee Casa Cubana (Los Angeles, United States) Omgivning
DECOR TIP: Add decorative tile as an accent, not in the entire space.
7 // Above: Le Petite Tree House Cafe (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Sneha Divias Atelier
DECOR TIP: Work around a theme and build from there.
8 // Above: Mana 75º (Barcelona, Spain) Turell Sorensen Arquitectos
DECOR TIP: Mix nautical stripes with patterns that are unexpected, like from textiles found in Turkey, for instance.
9 // Neobio (Shanghai, China) X+Living
DECOR TIP: When designing a kids' room, mix patterns and colors and have fun first of all. The sky is the limit!
10 // Above: Pot Bellied Pig (Dublin, Ireland) Kingston Lafferty Design
DECOR TIP: Grab two colors that work together and experiment with them in different tints and tones. This lesson in restraint can have lovely results.
11 / Above: Spooning (Berlin, Germany) Zentralnorden
DECOR TIP: Pick a main color and add accent colors very sparingly (yellow on counter, blue stools).