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In a city full of noise, sometimes the way to stand out is to be quiet. London-based firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors has done just that with their understated and rustic design for Nolita’s The Musket Room. With the combination of a six metre long walnut bar, lime washed brickwork and greenery that carries through from the careful floral arrangements to the herb garden outside, the feel is much more rustic farmhouse than Michelin-starred restaurant. However, there is still a beautiful attention to detail which can be seen in the scalloped tiles of the bar that tessellate with distressed floorboards and the classic colour pairing of teal upholstery with brass chandeliers. Casual, subtle yet elegant, the space is a welcome refuge from the urban.

Photos by Emily Andrews for The Musket Room.

 

Photos by Emily Andrews for The Musket Room.

 

Photos by Emily Andrews for The Musket Room.

 

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This place makes walking the fine line between nostalgia and modernity look effortless. Shortlisted for this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, the Marylebone location is the perfect mix of Spanish traditional design with a spaciousness that makes it seem both established and contemporary. Eclectic collections of ceramics and books line the walls of the smaller rooms, while sunlight from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the main bar area reflects off patterned tiles. Barcelona-based Lázaro Rosa-Violán’s other projects can be seen here, many of which are becoming my favourite spaces with their filmic quality and retro detailing.

photos: iberica food & culture ltd.

noma / space copenhagen / 3XN / polyform architects

“In an effort to shape our way of cooking, we look to our landscape and delve into our ingredients and culture, hoping to rediscover our history and shape our future.”  – noma philosophy

Space Copenhagen’s renovation features dark organic materials: oak, brass & fur, mirroring the Nordic environment and highlighting the delicate, earthy menu.

New details on a wrap-around garden renovation to take place in July – designed by Polyform Architects, the gardens will draw inspiration from Noma’s nautical setting and create a visually interesting environment for diners, where previously the view was bare concrete.

eye level view of proposed gardens

More info here.

And finally, the gorgeous renovation of Noma’s warehouse into the Noma Food Lab by 3XN. With geometric refractions of light and playful storage but still a raw, natural atmosphere, the space is perfect for creative gastro-experiments.