They remind us of the possibilities that exist in pulling themes, colors, and ideas we like about these spots and incorporating them into our own homes and interiors. So grab an abstractly geometric, pastel ceramic cup (hopefully filled with something laced in turmeric) and dig in…
Fleshy pink, honey, posh aqua, and so much green.
ABOVE: OMAR'S PLACE / LALITO / OMAR'S PLACE / DE MARIA
Fresh, “healthy-ish,” and vibrant — vegetable-forward but not vegetarian. Inventive and seasonal. Adaptogenic tonics, crudite appetizers, and vegetal cocktails are also a must.
ABOVE: HONEY HI, SQIRL
80s-inspired details aplenty, with colorful tile work and nods to Memphis-esque geometry in elementary shapes, curves, and moments of elevated kitch.
ABOVE: JUNE'S ALL DAY
Go big. We first noticed the striking Umbrella Tree at New York’s De Maria and started observing similar themes in the types of plants brought into spaces. Gone are the days of windows packed with houseplants and interiors transformed to greenhouses; the new word is fewer but more statement-making moments of nature, adding dimension and visual balance to rooms.
ABOVE: DIMES, DE MARIA
There will be collateral, and there will be a LOT: get ready to steal a lot of matchbooks and pens.
The takeaway is playfulness, and the use of branding and dynamic graphics to impart personality, color, and fun.
ABOVE: WESTBOURNE, TUSK, WESTBOURNE, JUNE'S ALL DAY