Month: February 2009

Last week, to celebrate our wedding anniversary, my hubby, our precious little bundle of joy and I dined at Indochine, one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. This restaurant was established in 1984 and since then has been a favorite among the famous and world socialites. The food, a fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine, is exquisite-I personally recommend their Vietnamese Bouillabaisse – And the drinks are one only-enough reason to visit. But, every time I step into this place I get mesmerized by its decor. This is what I would call a perfect Tropical Luxury style. With its famous banana leaf wallpaper, black and white checkered floors, green leather banquettes and those perfect toned lighting sconces, set the mood to transport you to the one time French colonized, Indochine.

indochine restaurant nyc, banana leaf wallpaper,Catherine Deneuve

After you enter through a very Indochine looking door with its neon lighting sign you find this gorgeous space in front of the bar. Where all of the very good looking staff await you.

Here, you can see the banquettes with mirror above, with sconces in between. I thought it would be fun to imagine decorating a home with an Indochine influence.


Two versions of the banana leaf wallpaper. Sold here.

A really cool sconce that would give that smooth tone to any room, Red Padoga chandelier, and painted bench.

Bamboo club chairs and Caribbean casual dining table.
Sheraton arm chair and Annie Selke green leather chair.

Nicky Hilton dinning room with the famous banana leaf wallpaper.

Above, the movie Indochine (1992) with Catherine Deneuve, one great source to get inspired by Indochine Decor.

veronica webb home, todd blank

Veronica Webb’s house in Florida is a perfect representation of Moorish architecture. Only that this house is surrounded by Florida palm trees and an oasis of ponds. The architecture is by
Bender & Associates and interior by Todd Black

I love the use of the huge modern art above the red velvet sofa. It breaks with the overly done and expected regal look of gold and red.

This part of the room is very eclectic. With pieces that evoke not only Morocco but also India and Africa. The choice of shades on the glass doors/windows softens the room without blocking the light or view and the green walls blend perfectly with the outside.

The colorful dome ceiling with intricate Islamic-star grids was produced in Morocco. Doesn’t it look like a Peacock in all its glory to you? All images from AD.