Sketch. ♥ restaurant in London with striking interiors. Feast your eye & have some tea.

If you are mad about architecture, beautiful interiors, chic service and tasty food you should read this post!
If you love to know about hidden gems worth to visit in chic cities like London…you are in the right post.

I’m not sure if the joy is bigger than the torture experienced after leaving the restaurant. But to their credits I must add that not visiting the Sketch, if you are able to go, is almost a sin.

Sketch is a complex and unique site. A converted 18th century building that will make your head flop and fly at the same time becasue in here anything becomes possible, and even the unthinkable becomes thinkable.

Restaurants, bars, tea rooms, and art shape the world of a visionary team composed by restaurateur Mourad Mazouzand and renown chef Pierre Gagnaire. The interiors were designed by the talented India Mahdavi, and the art is by  David Shrigley, an Scottish artist.

One of the rooms stole my heart: The Gallery. A sumptuous space, flamboyant and sophisticated where pink is king (or Queen). Brass lighting fixtures and a zig-zag tiling floor become part of the scene where white tablecloths are the perfect backdrop for the bold, yet delicate food that accompanies your (english) classic afternoon ritual.

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Gorgeous Interiors at The Gallery
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All images courtesy of The Sketch website.
WHERE IS SKETCH?
sketch
9 conduit street
London W1S 2XG
 

Cheers,

Dinorah
P.S. Remember that spaces are an unavoidable part of our journey in life, becoming silent influencers of our mood and actions. Making intentional visits to places that make you smile will lift you up and energize you. Hope you like my post from today!

Before & After | Contemporary Barn Renovation

It’s not a secret to anyone that I’m a huge fan of the TV program Fixer Upper and of the renovations Joanna Gaines & Chip (her husband) do. This before & after contemporary barn renovation was so great that I decided to share my insights with you. Also, I’ll give you 3 tips to help you understand what makes it a great design.

My first reaction to Joanna’s ability to merge contemporary and country style is admiration, to a point that my heart wants to melt in front of such a good work. Yeap, you read it correctly, I just went all the way in here by exposing my admiration in a metaphorical language – not shame on that! 🙂

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Inspi-gram. Space That Reflects Beauty and Joy

 

Make sure your spaces reflect the beauty and joy of the nicest season of the year!

Visually Loud | New York City Street Art | Love it!

©2015 Dinorah Matias-Melendez

VISUALLY LOUD

Love New York City gritty-awesome art.

What about you? love it or hate it?
Street art gives character to a city. It also helps enhance the spirit of the place, and strengthens a sense of belonging of many city dwellers – who, like me, feel attracted to this informal artistic expression.

What I’m Listening Now

This is the last weekend on September 2015. Make the most of it.

Just discovered this cool group: Eskimeaux. And wanted to share my precious find.

What I am listening

One of my favorite short programs where great, not super well-known, artists are invited is Tiny Desk Concert by NPR. These tiny concerts are literally short, only 3 to 4 songs are played live.  You can listen to this episode below. Read more

Deep Blue in Interior Design

Combining images found online to insert later on my inspirational design board is an activity done on a daily basis. It’s a practice that keeps my inspiration flowing and excited.

Chevron Marble Subway Tiles + Single Copper Cord Set w/Edison Bulb + Blue Wall + Blue Cabinetry + Ocean + Open Cloudy Sky + Spaciousness + Classic + Hydrangeas + Sublime Beauty

By pairing down the room designed around a deep blue theme and the ocean, I enhanced the moodiness and beauty of one another. Hope you enjoy it!
Deep Blue-Interior Design

How to Create A Perfect Home Office – My latest interview (in spanish)

Perfecta Home Office

Hello! I’m so happy to share with you my latest interview done for the spanish-speaking blog Madres Conectadas (learn more about this blog below).

Como Crear Tu Perfecta Home Office

 

Gianny, a great friend of mine, approached me, over a month ago, to help her figure out how to re-create a more inspiring home office where she could keep growing her business with style and comfort. Her working space is part of a mix-used room which needed to retain that double functionality.

Just FYI, for years, I have acted in many occasions as her (not official) appointed designer’s advisor when she feels stuck reorganizing her spaces – this is a real joy for me, and she knows it. Anyhow, she finally, with the help of her husband, finished the project and decided to share the journey with her thousands of followers on a 3-part series blog. The idea was to inspire other parents on creating a sanctuary for their work, and to show them that you don’t always need big money to make a space neat and functional. Read more

When was the last time you consciously…

When was the last time you consciously unwind?

Unwind

A space that invites you to get relaxed is a space that supports your success.

Antigua, Guatemala. July 2005 Vacation/Work Trip.

Courtyard surrounded by tropical plants and shaded areas that provide comfort, inspiration and a sense of place.

Xo,

Dinorah

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How A Short Film About The Love For A Dog Can Inspire My Work

A short film that explores the infinite love between a dog owner and his dog. Only 7 minutes, and after that, you will feel refreshed.

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Why I share it?

  •  I am deeply connected to my dog Mona. Her UNCONDITIONAL LOVE inspires me everyday to be more unselfish.
  • The NATURE on the film is a SOURCE OF INSPIRATION as well. Do any of you would like to have a life unfolded with such a background? I know I will love to, and this wish reinforces my interest on keeping my practice as sustainable as possible to help preserve the wonders we can enjoy today, so other generations can enjoy it too.

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