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I honestly feel like I could run a marathon right now, I am so pumped. The bar I spent over a year working on made the list coming in at number 10.You can read about it here.
“The decor and the patterns on the walls at Clockwork are absolutely stunning, and the huge gold statues and retro furniture are icing on the cake. Plus, they make phenomenal cocktails with ’70s-inspired names like The Pussy Galore and Who Loves You Baby.”
The process of creating this space was a kick ass experience. Driving all over the state of North Carolina scooping up vintage chandeliers and furniture, cramming them all in the back of my truck and living with those gold ladies in my house for months before my family finally asked if we could put clothes on them. The inside of my house looked like a wallpaper catalog with samples tacked to walls and paint chips all over the table. The owner, who worked with me on this project, had his garage turned into a storage space for all the tables and chairs I would drop off at his house.
Below is the photo journey of how the space was made; the quality of these pics are not the best since most were taken on my phone, so deal with it!
Samples laid out. We brought in over thirty wallpaper samples before narrowing it down to four.
This is how we designed the high top table arrangement. Super profesh.
Yes, there they are in all their glory standing right behind my couch.
Taping lines on the wall for that would become the home for the golden ladies. We wanted to be sure the stripes we painted were just the right thickness. Since the stripes were being mixed with so many other patterns along the same wall, this was important to discuss since we didn't want it to be "too much."
This was also about the time that Souheil and I decided nothing could be "too much" and we should really let our minds go with the design and let it be more of an artistic journey.
Wall paper and paint, this was a big day. The ceiling color and the women's bathroom paint were custom based on paint samples we mixed together ourselves.
The trippy hallway was inspired by and Audrey Hepburn photograph.
A deep raisin color was used for the walls with the chartreuse stripes and the wainscot.
Hung the mirrors, lots of colorful words were used during this process.
The sign, found at a vintage store in Raleigh.
The sign was in bad shape and needed new light bulbs, we enlisted the help of our friends over at Thompson-Lynch.
This guy was the cat's meow, he took a headboard Souheil and I found, and converted it into a banquette. Rainbow Upholstery.
Ladies put in their place.
Arranging furniture and arguing over placement.