How cool–and rare–is it when you walk into a shop or restaurant and you feel happily at home? This is the vibe of renowned interior designer, Jaime Beriestain’s new Concept Store and Café in Barcelona, Spain. With about 5,300 square feet the modern-vintage restaurant and retail space is divided between a store and an 80-seat restaurant and bar.
Drawing from his native Chilean roots, Beriestain collaborated with his chef on the Café menu to feature dishes which are near and dear to him, those which he personally serves to friends at home. Luxe accents like black marble tables and glamorous Italian crystal chandeliers from the 60s play well the rustic farm tables and distressed, spackled concrete walls–amazing design insight!
Posh velvet sofas and upholstered side chairs in teal, grass green, chartreuse and charcoal elegantly surround round tables which are adorned with the fresh flowers which Beriestain also sells. Tufted booths are private, while a long, raw wood table with white-spindled chairs sits next to the bar. Exposed brick walls are painted white, while sconces seem to blossom with lively bulbs. Inky black ceilings portray industrial ductwork, beams and pipelines while parquet flooring provides a decidedly warm contrast.
After socializing and enjoying a meal, guests are welcome to meander over to the vibrant Concept Store where fabulous finds include art, books, stationery, housewares, textiles, home decor and furnishings all personally curated by the eclectic designer himself. The environment is so casual yet sophisticated at the same time, at some point one could feel like they’re rummaging through a dear friend’s closet who happens to have exquisitely stylish taste. The balance of modern with antique-like goods makes this retail space so unique, not to mention a visual splendor.
A place to shop-dine-socialize, Jaime Beriestain’s Concept Store and Café offers an innovative approach to modern retail design.