Hello, readers! Recently our principal designer Sascha had the opportunity to visit fellow interior designer Kirsten who is completing her co-op in New York City! New York is an incredibly vibrant and energetic place that really feels like the "place to be" when it comes to design. From restaurants that appear to be straight out of an interior design magazine to historic architecture, the city inspires us to create every time we visit. Keep reading for our favorite experiences and interior design.
We began the visit enjoying a coffee at Pause Cafe NYC. This Moroccan style cafe has the best Chai in town! Owner Amine Sadki moved to New York from Morocco at age 24 and has had amazing success in creating a warm and cozy neighborhood coffee shop frequented by creatives.
At West of Main we are known for our perfectly polished nails, even under the toughest of circumstances. We love Inglot Nail Polish because it is tough enough to keep our nails looking polished even when lugging around tile samples. We are always fully stocked in our office. (Of samples and the of the polish)
We were able to visit Kirsten at We Work NYC. This office such an inspiring work-space both in concept and by design.
Beautiful wallpaper design at We Work. If you missed our graphic wallpaper blog you can revisit it here: Trend: Graphic Wallpaper Interior Design
Next in true Sex and the City fashion we visited the Central Park Boat House for paddle boating and brunch. (No one fell in.)
We did some design shopping and saw some beautiful Jonathan Adler pieces. This vacation print is printed on aluminum and protected by plexiglass. We can't wait to get some #Westofmaintravels photos done like this.
Everywhere you look there is design. Can you believe this is a beer can wall? This photo was taken at the Dream Hotel NYC.
A beautiful lighting concept.
Kristen taking it all in.
Lights at the Chelsea Market.
We are always more than impressed by Free People's arts and crafts style of visual merchandising.
We visited the Met and loved the Art of the Ottomans exhibit.
Lastly, a book to add to your interior design reading list... Gardens are for Living.
As always thank you for reading. We will catch up with you again soon!
Team West of Main
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Going out to a restaurant isn’t solely about good food and good service. Of course, this is important, but it’s also the ambiance, atmosphere, and social experience that keeps guests returning. Many design elements come into play and considerably influence your overall dining experience.
“It was important to us to give back and to create an environment that is enriching to both customers and staff. It’s cliché, but that’s what really sets us apart. We wanted to create a culture of care. That’s exactly what I see every time I’m in one of our restaurants.” -Stephanie Howarth
When he isn't kayaking Ottawa's white waters or making the team gin & tonics on Fridays, Justin is hard at work behind the scenes at West of Main. Justin is a pillar of the interior design company, he sets the bar high for his staff, and is a team motivator (aka he keeps us in line).