Archive for January, 2012

NYRestaurant Week meets Wallpaper Weekly, no. 19 / Roebling’s Tea Room

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Restaurant Week Series Continues!

We love a place like Roebling’s Tea Room in Brooklyn.  Here, in the depths of Williamsburg hipster culture lives some fabulously kitchy hunting motif wallpaper which could be straight out of the pages of The World of Interiors.

What a great example of wallpaper showing it’s true versatility (read: Hey! It’s Cool for Hipsters too!). #WallpaperWeekly

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Hunting motif wallpaper detail of Roebling Tea Room, photo via Sweet Paul Blog

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Check out the menu here.

NYC Restaurant Week: Tiny’s

Day two of our Restaurant Week series. How cute is this spot Tiny’s on West Broadway in Tribeca?? The food is as good as this place cute…and we love that they kept to the original color scheme: an 1810 building with salmon pink facade!

The coziest of dining rooms…

Tiny's, photo via Veaney Blog

And, the dining upstairs. Can you handle the adorable bright pink cafe curtains?!

Tiny's Upstairs, photo: Brian Park, NYTimes

Industrial chic. And we love when interior design gives a nod to history…

“This vision led him cross-country and overseas to source vintage materials for Tiny’s interior. The base of the copper canopied coffee bar is covered in handmade Dutch tiles he found in Holland. Abramcyk justifies this with a nod to an oil painting of Amsterdam hanging in the hall, a shout out to Manhattan’s New Amsterdam roots.” – Stephanie LaCava, NYTimes, April 14th, 2011.

Check out what else the NYTimes had to say, or take our word for it! It’s adorable and delish!

Tiny's Upstairs, photo: Brian Park, NYTimes

NYC Restaurant Week: Bobo

We’re starting a week-long series of great NYC restaurant interiors – in conjunction with the start of the city’s Winter 2012 Restaurant Week! Kicking off, a great West Village spot, Bobo.

Bobo Restaurant, West Village NYC

We were lucky enough to join a cocktail party a couple of months ago at Bobo hosted by Arteriors Lighting. [Do you know them? They're great.] Fully charmed by the interiors of Bobo – named for “bourgeois bohemian” – a cozy and perfectly-lit townhouse turned restaurant.  They had us at hello with a dramatic black and white striped entrance…where you enter through the basement into the underground bar area.  The photo above shows the upper level dining parlor.

Check it out…

Bobo Entrance, photo via Domino Mag, Feb 2008

Bobo Bar

Bobo Upper Dining, photo: Domino Mag Feb 2008

Bobo Bath, Domino Mag Feb 2008

Kudos to Bobo’s designers, Dekar (also a NY-based female design duo!) who said of Bobo:  ”We wanted it to feel like you’d taken over your well-traveled, eccentric aunt’s house.”  We love the bourgeois bohemian interiors and can’t wait to stop back this summer for al fresco dining on the patio!

Bobo Patio

Press / Dynamic Duo!

Check us out as the “Dynamic Duo” ! in the latest Luxe Magazine!

We’re talking four of our favorite spots in NYC including the Ace Hotel, James Sansum Fine & Decorative Art, Tribeca Med Spa and the Winter Antiques Show.  What do you think of the adorable watercolor portrait? Frankly, we love that we’re now 5’10″ and seriously slender (although Suysel is wishing she could add a belt with her ensemble)! A very special thanks to the Luxe Magazine illustrator! :)

Not only are we thrilled to be included in the issue, we love being joined by friends.  Check them out too! Jon from Flavor Paper (the vendor who fabricated our custom peacock logo wallpaper, seen in TradHome) and two of our very favorite 2011 New Trad Designers, the supremely talented Callie and Nicki from Scout Designs!


Wallpaper Weekly, no. 18 / Fromental “Paradiso”

Manufacturer: Fromental / Pattern: Paradiso / Colorway: Cuirass

Fully embroidered Paradiso in Cuirass at The LUXE, Spitalfields in London

This week’s feature is from Fromental, a British company which creates luxurious wallcoverings – we’re talking handcrafted, hand-painted, hand-embroidered works of art for your walls. Above is one of their standout creations which is a fully hand-embroidered (crazy!) chinoiserie pattern wallcovering installed at The Luxe, Spitalfields restaurant in London.

We’re wild for this Yves Klein Blue colorway and the installation of this wallcovering.  The juxtaposition of the precious handcrafted and colorful wall and natural exposed wood and steel beams is design genius. We’re putting this spot on our list for London dining experiences!

The Luxe, Spitalfields, London via An American in London

“It’s the quirks of their designs, from the turn of a birds beak to the shimmer of a cherry blossom- which makes Fromental’s work worth a second, third or tenth look.” – vogue magazine. Check them all out here!