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Inspiring spaces

Liza Beirut
Inspiring spaces

Situated in the former Abdallah Bustros Palace, the 19th century interiors of this Lebanese restaurant in Beirut are still regal and lavish, yet with a playful edge that prevents the place from feeling stuffy. A creamy palette is offset with bespoke wallpaper and Moorish style interior windows.

Maison, Women's Club
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A women’s only work and wellness-focused social club in New York’s upper east side. Working with architect Lubrano Ciavarra and Ronen Lev for the interior design, the space is bright, mood-lifting and more sophisticatedly neutral than overly feminine.

Designed by Woulfe Sweetwater, Kings Cross
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Sweetwater is a New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar set across two levels within Lafayette, a new 600-capacity music and nightlife venue within the Goods Way project. A modern take on saloon-style watering holes, the huge space also houses a plant-covered courtyard dedicated to street food.

Ozone Bethnal Green, Designed by Woulfe
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This airy converted warehouse restaurant in Bethnal Green is the latest opening from New Zealand-based coffee roasters Ozone. East London interior design studio Box 9 crafted a modern space that reflects Ozone’s ethos of sustainability, using plywood benches and architecture studio Snøhetta's S-1500 chairs which are made from recycled fishing nets.

Cafe Murano Bermondsey Designed by Woulfe
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The popular Italian eatery by renowned chef Angela Hartnett opens its third branch serving up simple but sumptuous interiors designed by GS Contracts. Glazed tiles, textured glass, chandeliers and a timber-panelled bar provide a rich mix of textures.

Kolamba, Soho Designed by Woulfe
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Sri Lankan dining goes back to basics in this Soho restaurant. The interior designers, Studio Fils and Whitebox London, combine aged brickwork, raw plasterwork and dark wood for stripped-back, Geoffrey Bawa-inspired vibes. Batik art by Sonali Dharmawardena and paper pendant lights also give a subtle nod to the island aesthetic.

Wilder, Shoreditch, London, Designed by Woulfe
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Located in the basement of East London’s Boundary hotel, legendary British designer Terence Conran’s new restaurant celebrates wild, foraged ingredients under the watchful eye of chef Richard McLellan. Architecture studio Kirkwood McCarthy crafted a grand, impressive space with an earthy feel. 

Padella, Designed by Woulfe
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This is the new outpost for Padella, which garnered a cult following since initially opening in Borough Market. The designers at DayStudio offset multicoloured marble surfaces against golden details and stripped-back walls. The signature open kitchen allows guests to watch the chefs make fresh Italian pasta while dining.

Designed by Woulfe, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair
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French designer Pierre Yovanovitch has revamped the interiors of Michelin-starred French chef Hélène Darroze’s restaurant to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The new design shows a bold contrast of colours and furnishings in yellow, red and salmon-pink hues.

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, Designed by Woulfe
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Located in the Royal Festival Hall and designed by HOK, the theatrical interiors of this bar and restaurant combine pattern and colour in a way that clashes without being jarring. Velvet curtains, a marble bar and rounded leather booths provide the perfect perch for socialising in this space that’s specially catered to music lovers.

Folie, Soho, London, Designed by Woulfe
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The interior designers behind Chiltern Firehouse, Studio KO, have injected "the sensuality and glamour of the 1960s and 70s" into the interiors of this Mediterranean eatery. Terrazzo flooring is softened up with patterned carpet and special attention has been given to the seating which is a combination of leather banquettes and blue velvet armchairs.