A Lager & Lime

A Lager & Lime

March 17, 2016

The year was 1988 when I was greeted at London's Heathrow airport by Kwasi and Steve, both architectural graduates of Oxford University. I was there to study and tour several European countries, in order to experience and develop my knowledge and understanding of Art, Architecture and Interior Design. 

Though I was far from home, Steve and Kwasi, with their lighthearted sense of humor, immediately put me at ease. Kwasi grew up in Africa and his father was a well known English architect.  The two young men were filled with knowledge and a passion for architecture.  After our long days of architectural touring, I enjoyed their custom of winding down with a LAGER & LIME.

The image above is courtesy of THE HARP, a 40 year old establishment that recently won the "Pub of the Year" award for CAMRA  "Campaign for Real Ale". The atmosphere in this pub, like many well appointed pubs, offers a sense of a home-away-from home coziness. 

Fabric for a pub ambience

Pillows from this Belgium Velvet Fabric from Dixie & Grace's Irish collection. The Clover Leaf Pub TAble is from Holland and Company available through Dixie & Grace.

English pubs often have tile floors; I selected an eco-friendly concrete tile by Granada. The color is inherent in the material so it will not chip away and becomes more beautiful with time. In your "pub" setting, I have also selected both woven grass shades and shutters stained in the color Holly Leaf by Hunter Douglas.

"Granada Concrete Tiles are Environmentaly friendly."

Granada Concrete Tile
 

The Clover Leaf Table by Holland and Company and available through Dixie & Grace.

Tapestry Velvet Pillow through Dixie and Grace.

Georgian 6 Light Chandelier

 



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