Gorgeous Art Deco Restaurants

Or perhaps the title should be “Art Deco–Can’t Get Enough of You”.

What is it about Art Deco that people find so appealing? If you like the interiors of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Radio City Music Hall, and the Rockefeller Center in New York, then you’ve been drawn by the sleek look and clean lines of this iconic style. I think one of the reasons I loved NYC so much was that it was Art Deco lover’s paradise.

When my husband and I visited New York City we took loads of photographs. It got me around to thinking: I could pick our favorite shots and use them to decorate a—what else—virtual Art Deco-style restaurant! I initially considered a hotel room, but I’ll do a restaurant first and then a hotel room later. (Mainly because I like to eat more than sleep?)

Here are some beautiful Art Deco(ish) bars and restaurants from around the world.

Bar & lounge at the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London

Bar & lounge at the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London. Photo courtesy of decorreport.com

Bar & lounge at the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London. Photo courtesy of decorreport.com

Decor Report showcased this Art Deco lounge decorated in warm autumn hues.

Restaurant at the Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel in Prague

Restaurant at the Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel in Prague. Photo courtesy of prague-hotel-operator.com

Restaurant at the Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel in Prague. Photo courtesy of prague-hotel-operator.com

Prague Hotel Operator aptly recommends this beautiful hotel in Prague. The wood grain patterns are beautiful, and work well with the cream ceiling and marble floors.

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s in London

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in London. Photo courtesy of luxist.com

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s in London. Photo courtesy of luxist.com

Luxist made sure to report on the Ramsay beauty in London. I like the stepped wall opening and geometric patterned carpet.

The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The Spare Room, on the mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Photo courtesy of thecoolhunter.net

The Spare Room, on the mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Photo courtesy of thecoolhunter.net

The Cool Hunter, of course, did not miss out on this most gorgeous bowling alley. From the Art Deco chairs to the coffered ceiling this place is an Deco lover’s dream come true.

Prime Bar Cocktail in the Art Deco Imperial Hotel in Prague

Prime Bar Cocktail in the Art Deco Imperial Hotel in Prague. Photo courtesy of hotel-imperial.cz

Prime Bar Cocktail in the Art Deco Imperial Hotel in Prague. Photo courtesy of hotel-imperial.cz

Art Deco Imperial Hotel in Prague will get me and other Deco lovers to do the dance of joy. The ceiling is simply (literally and figuratively) golden!

Lobby at the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London

Lobby of the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London. Not a restaurant, but I'm assuming they serve welcome drinks here. It's so well-designed I decided to include it among the inspiring ones. Photo courtesy of cntraveller.com

Lobby of the 45 Park Lane Hotel in London. Not a restaurant, but I’m assuming they serve welcome drinks here. It’s so well-designed I decided to include it among the inspiring ones. Photo courtesy of cntraveller.com

Finally, we go back to London’s New Kid on the Block, the 45 Park Lane Hotel. If this isn’t Art Deco perfection personified then I don’t know what is. The gigantic lamp welcomes guests into the fine world of Art Deco.

Timeless Spaces

Aren’t these rooms gorgeous? For me, Art Deco is like a cross between Neoclassical and modern interiors. You get the beauty and symmetry of the Empire style and the clean lines and functionality of modern spaces. Add to that the most luxurious materials that nature has to offer, and you have a timeless, bequeath-worthy space.

Books to Consider

Related Links

External Links to Sources

Decor Report – source of the 45 Park Lane Hotel photo.
Prague Hotel Operator – source of the Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel photo.
Luxist – source of the Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s photo.
The Cool Hunter – source of The Spare Room photo.
Art Deco Imperial Hotel in Prague – source of the Prime Bar Cocktail photo.
London’s New Kid on the Block – Conde Nast Traveller’s article on the 45 Park Lane Hotel. Source of the lobby photograph.



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2 Comments

  1. kriss says:

    i like the fifth slide, your picture of a lighting fixture. christmassy! looking forward to the completed room.

    • Hey Krissie! Happy holidays to you, dear friend. I had hoped to finish the room within the year but at the tortoise-like rate I am going it seems it will carry over to 2012. 🙁 Hope to really be able to learn to model and render more efficiently near year…

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