Atrium opened earlier this yr inside Ponce Metropolis Market, positioned within the metropolis’s Outdated Fourth Ward neighborhood northeast of Downtown.
The mixed-use improvement incorporates quite a lot of eating places and retailers, and occupies a transformed, historic Sears constructing.
Atrium’s interiors by Smith Hanes Studio mix wealthy tones of inexperienced, pink and gold to create areas that really feel concurrently moody, whimsical and tropical.
“The design was impressed by colourful French cafes and Artwork Deco buildings,” stated studio founder Smith Hanes. “The strains, colors, shapes and patterns are fascinating, unafraid and daring.”
The institution is break up over two important rooms: The Parlor and The Bistro.
The Parlor accommodates a 1,200-square-foot (110-square-metre) cocktail lounge, the place the entrance of the bar counter and a big column behind are clad in emerald inexperienced ceramic tiles handmade by native artisan Charlotte Smith.
“Just like the title Atrium, the tiles had been impressed by Roman columns and structure,” she stated. “A translucent glaze was utilized to intensify dimension with the pooling of wealthy color.”
Liquor is displayed in open cupboards with ornamental rounded tops, additionally painted inexperienced to distinction the pink shade that covers the remaining partitions, ceiling, ductwork and pipes.
The terrazzo bar countertop, additionally flecked with pink, curves round to a seating space the place banquettes tuck into every nook on both facet of a hearth that has a floral set up.
A hand-painted wall mural by Savannah-based artist Kipper Millsap depicts a flock of ibis birds in flight and is lit by fringed sconces imported from Spain.
“After I heard that Kipper was portray murals of those shiny ibis from South Africa, I designed a mossy panorama on the fire to abstractly home these cool birds,” stated floral designer Skye Lind.
From The Parlor, arched openings lead via to a brilliant lounge that’s populated by gentle, informal seating atop inexperienced and white flooring tiles.
Extra arches on the opposite facet present entry into The Bistro — a eating space with mottled inexperienced partitions and a striped diagonal sample utilized over its wooden flooring.
Dusty-pink banquettes and deep-teal love seats encompass darkish picket tables, that are additionally paired with matching chairs for smaller events.
Hand-blown pink glass sconces supported by brass arms cantilever over the tables, giving off a heat glow. Additional lighting is supplied by inexperienced cloche-shaped pendants with bronze undersides.
These are suspended from the 12-foot (3.7-metre) ceiling amongst an set up of vines and hanging vegetation, additionally by Lind, who based native florist Pinker Occasions.
“1000’s of items of florals and foliage are suspended within the air,” Lind stated. “Composed like a bit of music, the artwork set up strikes harmoniously across the room to have fun the culinary expertise at Atrium.”
The verdant theme can be continued in patterns throughout floor-to-ceiling curtains that drape throughout the whole again wall.
“The eating expertise at Atrium is paying homage to a backyard get together the place you are free to get pleasure from your self among the many distinctive pure magnificence of every petal and department,” stated the group.
Smith Hanes Studio was based in Atlanta in 2004, then opened a New York workplace in 2020. Finest recognized for its hospitality initiatives, the agency additionally collaborated with R&A on the Woodlark Resort in Portland.
Atlanta’s culinary scene has been on the rise for a while. In 2019, we rounded up 5 bars and eating places with spectacular interiors within the metropolis, together with a cosy membership by Workstead and a cocktail lounge by Tom Dixon.
The pictures is by Tim Lenz.