Our first full calendar year of GAFF got off to a great start when we booked one of our biggest projects. We were tasked with redesigning the upstairs level of the Nightmarket restaurant in Ranelagh (you may have followed the progress – and our excitement- of the project on our Instagram), and, now that it’s all wrapped up, we wanted to share the decor details with you guys here. Take a look at what we did.
We started with the name – Nightmarket – a reference to the restaurant’s delicious Chaing Mai-inspired cuisine. We commissioned two bespoke prints from Jando Design – one for Ranelagh and one representing Thailand – The Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai in particular. The prints are our favourite element of the renovation – we adore Jando and they created two pieces that are a real talking point in the eatery.
Here are the prints when they arrived, much to our delight …
And here they are in situ.
We found the perfect room colour in the aptly titled Night Series by Dulux, which we used to create a cosy night-time feel. It worked perfectly with the restaurant’s name and vibe.
The banqueting is so luxurious – and what Caroline was most excited about – we chose beautiful buttery brown leather for the wrap-around seating, perfect for diners to stay put in all evening. Oh, and those pristine blinds are from Migloo – deadly Irish blind company who we love to work with. They’re usually the last thing that goes into a project and though it seems simple, they make a major difference to the finished aesthetic.
We knew we wanted to incorporate a tiling feature – we are BIG into tiles – so we used Halo Tiles to create a feature wall with these mosaics, and gave the staircase a much-needed facelift by adding tiles here, too.
Restaurant owner Conor Sexton was concerned that the room was chilly so we opted for a stunning free-standing stove that would heat the eatery during colder months and also provide a talking point in an otherwise drab corner. We got this beauty from Clifford’s Fireplaces and added a beam mantlepiece to finish it off. This made the dining space even more homely and relaxed, enhancing the Nightmarket’s atmosphere.
We added this giant mirror and oversized candles from Harvey Norman (they never see us wrong for affordable accessories) and polished up those parquet floors until they were as good as new.
And voila! For more on the restaurant – the food is to die for – or to see it for yourself, click here. We’re thrilled to have been a part of Ranelagh’s hippest new eatery.