Organic interiors of Manchester

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Lawn Club, Manchester [Photography, Dursk]

As Summer disappears before our very eyes, I wanted to share some of the newest additions to the Manchester bar scene. The Lawn Club, The Botanist and Allotment revolve around a similar organic theme, but all with beautifully unique interiors.

The Lawn Club

The Lawn Club [Photography, Dursk]

Situated in the heart of Spinningfields, The Lawn Club is a summer cocktail bar made decadent by the combination of steel and wood textures, pops of fluro aqua lighting and leafy accents. The clean and luxurious interiors depict a sophisticated ambience, typical of any elite affiliation, and from the outside looking in, this cool 'members only' look is pretty tempting on a warm Summer's day.

The Lawn Club brings an up-cycling characteristic into the luxury category with organic accessories; milk bottles are filled with wild flowers and fixtures are wrapped in trailing ivy. The walls are adorned with a combination of painted palm leaves and black scalloped mirrors, and accompanied by tables made of white wicker and glass tops for an overall pristine finish.

The Botanist

The Botanist [Photography, Dursk]

The newest of The Botanist bar chain opened on Deansgate earlier this August, bringing shed chic to a whole new level. Entering this £1 million bar is like walking into an authentic but very grand potting shed. The open air entrance of the bar is a welcoming orangery with ceiling high plants against white brick walls and warm yellow, caged lighting.

The dining area is decorated with terracotta planters and tools in a discarded manner, while giant up-cycled chandeliers hang in the main bar area, each made up of illuminated vintage glassware.  Even the cocktails here are of a botanical nature; the menu consists of fruit, garden herb and flower combinations, adding to the avant-garde(n) experience.

Allotment [Photography, Dursk]

As soon as you enter Allotment, you are welcomed with the fragrant smell of fresh herbs and shrubbery from the many wooden planters that line the walls. Greenery is all around, adding further texture to the worn washed walls and exposed concrete details. This potting shed interior is rusticated with a make do and mend theme, with hanging buckets as lamp shades, wooden palette furniture and retro botanical illustrations. This cosy retreat is perfect for the Northern Quarter, with a homely eco chic vibe, ideal for lazy Sunday afternoon sessions.

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