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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Currently Loving: Artesian Bar by David Collins

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London-based David Collins is one of my favorite designers in the world.I usually don’t think twice about a person calling his or herself a decorator or a designer, but for anyone who might be wondering, Mr. Collins is a designer in the true sense of the word. He doesn’t just plan and decorate spaces, he also designs furniture, lighting and offers branding and architectural design as part of his services, creating something beautiful from nothing. The man is a creative genius. Time and time again, I am blown away by the sophisticated, glamorous spaces her creates. I constantly look forward to seeing new projects from him and it always feels like Christmas when I come across a new project of his. The Artesian Bar at the Langham Hotel in London is no exception. Every last detail in this bar is stunning from the lighting to the lavender color palette and the Asian influences that are evident throughout the space.

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Take a look at the gorgeous details in this shot. The mirror inlay on the walls is beyond! Everything is so rich and sumptuous. Other cities should take note as London has some of the best design hotels, restaurants, and bars in the world and the Artesian certainly falls into that category. Perhaps Mr. Collins should take his talents to cities like Madrid which offer a very small selection of design destinations as I recently discovered while planning our upcoming trip.

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Things take a slightly more classic turn in the Artesian’s bathrooms where Mr. Collins has opted for clean lines and timeless finishes. Is anyone else feeling inspired to hop on a plane to London to experience this gorgeous space in person? I’ll be at the bar!


{Image Source: David Collins Studio}


Luciane at said...

Oh, yes! Totally inspired and holding my jaw! :-)

Stunning and glamourous. Very well done post, Paloma.


Luciane at

Anonymous said...

YES, YES, YES! I would love to visit! Based on these photos, I'd agree that the man is a genius.

When you have a moment, I'd love for you to stop by my blog and say "hello". I've revamped things after being MIA for a little while and I'm so excited to be back. The url is:

Tobe | BIA said...

truly exquisite details. i'll meet you there :)

Chelsea said...

Stunning space! Am going off to learn more! xoxo

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

That croc console is my love!!! Holy moly the color story is grande, so luxe!


Peace. Love. LOL!

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Lily said...

Wow...every detail of this place is perfection ! Its gorgeous.



A perfectly wrapped package.

Unknown said...

This all reminds me of you Paloma - sophisticated, pretty, more than meets the eye. Lovely!!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for all the kind words... be sure to follow us on facebook for all the latest projects!
David Collins Studio

Unknown said...

Incredible. Love the mirrors, can tell it's all custom. Beautiful work.

Three Sisters said...

This is an amazing place and what fabulous detail in everything! We LOVE!

Wives said...

I love the chinoiserie sconces.. oh my! he is lovely, thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous detail and I love the mirror inlay. Exquisite!!

Expats Again said...

Superb taste and execution!