Design Hadithi | Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Everything is designed, few things are designed well ~ Brian Reed.

I have to say, today’s Design Hadithi Feature was designed beautifully!

Last year a couple of friends and I had a white elephant gift exchange dinner at the Mercado Mexican Restaurant and the moment I walked in I fell in love with the interiors, fast forward this year in February, I was meeting up a friend from high school about a some business prospects and we had our lunch here and I thought to myself I need to feature this place on my site… 4 months later here we are!!!

The well thought out design and decor really doesn’t need a running commentary from me since the design speaks for itself! so this post will just be a truck load of pictures (No really it will be a truck load!!

First up the private dining room…

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I have been having inappropriate thoughts about the velvet on those dining chairs… if you missed me hyperventilating over an emerald green couch I was lusting over you can head over here and check that out.

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I have to say the light fixtures in this place are just BEYOND! Thomas Edison would be gobsmacked!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -3

The terrariums on the table top!! I think I should just rename this post to the exclamation mark post!

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Look at that post! isn’t she a beauty!… I can totally see myself having to explain why I keep peeking under the table!

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I mean if this Wegner Wishbone bar height seats aren’t disrupting your swoonometre then you are hard core! It’s so delightful to walk through a Mexican Restaurant full of vibrant pops of colour, and around every corner there’d be an unexpected design twist, like these icons of Danish Furniture Design the CH24 also known as the wishbone chair…And that is good design, the ability to express your identity in a way that’s uniquely you, not pigeon holed, not dictated by conventions and constrains of what a particular design style ‘ought’ to be.

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Do you spy those table legs… continuity in design from the private dining room. This is one of two terraces.

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If I didn’t have to worry about appropriate truss support, I would have installed one of these swing chairs the moment I left Mercado.

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I don’t know if you can tell from the picture above but those chairs are quilted….YES quilted like a Chanel bag!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -9

I mean! how warm and retro is this seating area right off the entrance?! a perfect example of how to carry a cohesive design story through out a venue using colour tones without resorting to matchy matchy furniture pieces.

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I can picture this growing in the the Mexican State of Sinaloa… (Yes I’m a major fan of Queen of the South and I am beyond chaffed that season 3 is airing June 31st!!). Oh and its faux…. a very very good faux.

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These past of canopy chairs *sigh*!

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These Philippe Stark inspired gold and platinum ceramic stools just add a punch of personality!

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I mean could this place be more instagrammable???!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -16

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Edison bulbs are LIFE!!! ….I know I started this post claiming there’d be no running commentary from me… now I eat crow! Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -18Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -19Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -20Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -21Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -22

This are the views of Westlands from the second terrace…and those wishbone chairs flanked by the wooden lampshades, frame the views ever so gloriously!

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These tiles just make my heart skip with joy!!

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More terrariums, this time set atop wooden block stools and lets not get started on the lights!!!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -27If you follow me on instagram, I apologise in advance because I am about to bombard you with images from this post!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -28Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -29

All these ↑↑ ↑↑ vintage beauties are displayed vertically on a wall adjacent to the private dining room.Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -31

I am yet to come across a lighting fixture in this place that I don’t love… I had so many  literal lightbulb moments… I left with a headache!Design Hadithi| Mercado Mexican Kitchen & Bar -32

I hope you enjoyed what was to be a design story told by pictures but instead wound up full of my very insightful *ahem* interjections!!!

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