Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by the client's grandmother, a mover and shaker in the LA area, Sadie Kitchen & Lounge was designed with a hint of the Depression and all the glamour of the Forties. Just past the vintage neon sign, guests first enter the Parlor with its lively bar scene and comfortable booths. Three large Victorian chandeliers dramatically illuminate the room, which features a vintage mahogany bar. Discarded curiosities of an Industrial Age live again in wall-mounted curio cabinets.
Just down a long dark corridor, the Center Bar glows with the warmth of Old Hollywood. A former Craftsman bungalow, this area retains the charm and intrigue of bygone eras. Family photos are re-imagined using lenticular technology that adds movement and mystery. A large centrally located bar is four sides of people watching, with cozy lounge seating and two private booths surrounding. A jimmy-rigged copper beer tower with the quirkiness of a Rube Goldberg machine dispenses craft beer and local wine by the glass - a memory of speak-easy days long forgotten.
The destination of choice is the covered and heated rear patio. Relaxed and varied seating on several wood decks varies from communal, to lounge, to dining. Exposed brick floors and walls add to the nostalgia while lovely planters lend a garden feel. A mature olive tree provides natural focal point and a cleverly concealed water trough bounces shimmering light off the surrounding field stone walls. Overhead, floating points of light magically lend an ambient glow to the courtyard below.
Location: West Hollywood, CA, US
My Role: Interior Design & Architecture Firm