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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.



The unique design of El Equipo Creativo‘s Restaurante Pakta finds its inspiration in a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian traditions. Pakta means union in the Quechua language, and this concept is reflected through the duality of the two main sections of the restaurant. The delicacy of the lines that enlace the ceiling and walls and the Latin American informed use of vibrant colour provides a direct link to traditional Peruvian craftsmanship in fabric-weaving, while the bar area at the front is a clear reference to the austerity of Japanese architectural principles. The linearity of the design creates movement and visual interest within an otherwise small space, and the kitchen is incorporated into the dining experience as a luminous box, where the chefs can seen through glass panels of various opacity.

The sleek, refined design of São Paulo’s Kaa transforms the restaurant experience into an urban oasis. Isolated from the city by the lush vertical garden containing over 7000 rainforest plants, the space is finished with hardwood, neutral fabrics and warm lighting to emulate the relaxed sophistication of a hotel lounge. A glass retractable roof allows for control of the elements, while the central water feature creates a serene ambiance.

The pared back design is complemented by the careful use of detail, such as the collection of vintage objects behind the bar. As Arthur Casas has said of his work, ‘It’s not about how much you spend, it’s your capacity to transform a space into something interesting.’ See more at the Cool Hunter and Timeout.

Seeing double in Richmond’s interiors for the Kaspia restaurant at Four Seasons Baku and the 3.1 Phillip Lim looks on the NYFW runway this week. The bespoke ‘stalactite’ lighting, sculpturally curved walls and glossy black tables perfectly mirror Lim’s geology-inspired collection of embroidered organza, coloured leathers and iridescent finishes.