, the new Pebble Bar in New York is designed to make you look good

If you find yourself lucky enough to land a reservation at New York’s Pebble Bar, a three-story townhouse nestled in Rockefeller Plaza, you can thank the team at Gachot Studios for your beauty. “The blush color on the top-floor walls and the glowing candles — everyone looks good there,” says Christine Gachot, who designed the 3,000-square-foot space with her husband, John.

The historic spot, which once housed a bar named Hurley’s which had a secret entrance for Johnny Carson, has a narrow staircase that opens to the first floor, which is filled with high stone tables and a wooden bar that spans the entire room. . The next staircase, Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue envelops the dining room, matching the leather banquettes, a trick which Christine says can make a small space feel cohesive and cosy, like a “little lacquered jewelry box”.

New York's New Celebrity Spotting Bar Is Designed To Make You Look Good

On the top floor, dubbed Johnny’s, is where the designer duo really brought back the townhouse theme by creating a living room-like space with Eames lounge chairs, mohair and velvet sofas, mirrors vintage and a shiny black piano that is used late at night. local musicians. “So many things have happened [in this space], so when designing it, we decided we couldn’t go too far,” says Christine. “You don’t reinvent the narrative, you just continue the story.”

New York's New Celebrity Spotting Bar Is Designed To Make You Look Good

With its proximity to 30 Rock’s Saturday Night Live studio and the fact that Pete Davidson, Nicolas Braun and Justin Theroux are all investors, the watering hole naturally attracts late-night revelry, as well as good design. As for Christine, that’s where you’ll find her: “In an Eames chair, on John’s lap,” she laughs before adding, “One chair, two tequilas. I feel like I’m at home. »

New York's New Celebrity Spotting Bar Is Designed To Make You Look Good

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