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Rosamar: A Seafood Restaurant in Lisbon with Retro Seaside Style

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Rosamar: A Seafood Restaurant in Lisbon with Retro Seaside Style

July 14, 2022

In case you needed another prompt to book a trip to Portugal, allow us to introduce you to Rosamar, a new seafood restaurant in Lisbon. Done over by Studio Pim, an interior design firm led by Belgian designer Perrine Velge, with twin bases in Lisbon and London, the interiors channel retro seaside summer.

Take a look inside, upstairs and down:

Photography by Francisco Noguiera, courtesy of Studio Pim.

when entrepreneurs margaux marcy and pierre d’andrimont acquired the bui 9
Above: When entrepreneurs Margaux Marcy and Pierre d’Andrimont acquired the building and decided to open a third restaurant (they also run Java and Leonetta in Lisbon), they again called on Perrine for the design. Their request? A sense of the seaside and the beach, but nothing too overt.

The blue-trimmed windows on the front are called “guillotine windows,” though the entrance still manages to feel open and inviting.

at the entry is the host stand and the bar. the reeded paneling on the walls co 10
Above: At the entry is the host stand and the bar. The reeded paneling on the walls continues throughout the restaurant, uniting each of the spaces.
the ship like bar, with white painted paneling on the back wall. 11
Above: The ship-like bar, with white-painted paneling on the back wall.
narrow blue grey tiles beneath the bar mix with the mosaic tile floor. 12
Above: Narrow blue-grey tiles beneath the bar mix with the mosaic tile floor.
continue through the archway beside the bar and you&#8\2\17;ll enter a larg 13
Above: Continue through the archway beside the bar and you’ll enter a large, bright space. The distinctive feature is the glass ceiling, which the team kept in place, adding “a raft-like timber structure,” according to Perrine, with white fabric woven through it. The result is a subtle nod to a ship’s sails (and the room is a bit less bright).
perrine kept in mind &#8\2\20;an old timber sailing boat set ashore on a be 14
Above: Perrine kept in mind “an old timber sailing boat set ashore on a beach with a dark sea behind” as inspiration for the project. Here, an archway is clad in tiles, a nod to Portuguese azulejos. The team had all of the tables, chairs, and banquettes made custom.
elsewhere, a built in two top. 15
Above: Elsewhere, a built-in two-top.
above; the tile motif continues just outside the open kitchen. 16
Above; The tile motif continues just outside the open kitchen.
back in the bar, a wood clad stair leads to more spaces above. 17
Above: Back in the bar, a wood-clad stair leads to more spaces above.
note the colorful assortment of sea themed posters. 18
Above: Note the colorful assortment of sea-themed posters.
above; upstairs, the space feels particularly nautical, with blue tiles on the  19
Above; Upstairs, the space feels particularly nautical, with blue tiles on the back wall and vintage-feeling built-in booths.
ceramics are hung on the wall and set into sculptural niches. 20
Above: Ceramics are hung on the wall and set into sculptural niches.
some of the custom chairs feature perforated backs reminiscent of fish bones. 21
Above: Some of the custom chairs feature perforated backs reminiscent of fish bones.
the back terrace is lush and mediterranean, with curvilinear banquettes, rattan 22
Above: The back terrace is lush and Mediterranean, with curvilinear banquettes, rattan pendants, and plenty of plants.
and the final space: the bath, with pierre frey calanques wallpaper and stacked 23
Above: And the final space: The bath, with Pierre Frey Calanques wallpaper and stacked Sigvard Bernadotte sconces.

For much more, head to Rosamar.

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