There’s this (not exactly) new place in Ljubljana, but let’s say it’s relatively new. It called Pritličje and it was opened in November. Since then I have been watching all these Instagram and Facebook posts about its’ interior design and wanting to go have a cup of whatever there and finally see its’ design with my own eyes.
So last week I finally went and I didn’t really care what they had to drink or eat, as long as I could sit there and look at this notorious interior. And maybe take some pictures if I liked it.
You can obviously see that I liked it, since there wouldn’t be this post on my blog otherwise.
The spider lights are really trending right now. Let’s see how this design handles the hand of time. It’s really interesting to see interiors or clothes change, or better say, us change our relationship towards them as time passes. Some turn into classics and some just look drab after some time. I have a feeling this trend might turn into a classic because it’s minimalistic and extremely functional. I’ve mostly seen the unpractical details lose their shine through time, let’s wait and see I guess.
The fridge is the hidden treasure of this place. You can only see it if you go to the bar or if you’re sitting where I was. It’s beautiful to me because it’s graphic and monotone but also childish in way because of the whimsical illustration.
I’ve been obsessing with these caged lights since the beginning of summer. I’m planning to put some similar ones above my kitchen table. Here you can see the continuation of the graphic nature of fridge to the ceiling, which this minimalist lighting creates with the white walls in the background.
Love this container tin on the bar. Whenever I see an unconventional material successfully incorporated in a design, be it interior or fashion, I fall in love with it. Why? Because using conventional materials is the easiest and most boring choice. Using something new really shows the genius of the designer’s imagination.
They decided to use workspace lighting above the liqueur shelves, which I associate more with an engineer office than with the bar. But exactly this is what makes it genius because if you think about it, bartenders are kind of like engineers. They engineer your cocktails. :D
I’m not sure if they’ve left this wall as it was originally or they’ve created this look, but I’m loving the distressed and aged look under the plexiglass. It’s a good contrast between the old and the new, the matt and the glossy. This detail is one of those that nobody pays special attention to it other than to read what’s written on it, but details like these are exactly what I love about interiors. This wasn’t put here randomly. This is design.
I love the industrial details combined with romantic prints on the cushions and the chairs. In fashion you can see these details in the form of lace and leather combo, or a negligee with a men’s blazer. It’s the combination of masculine and feminine that makes this combination so amazing. Imagine how this place would appear if there were no feminine details in it and the fabrics used were grey and manly? Or even worst, if they used leather? It would go either in the direction of looking like an office for prudes or with the leather it would probably look like Rihanna’s video for S&M. Hahaha
This box just looks so funny to me, I had to take a photo of it to show you. No deeper meaning to it I guess :D
The space behind is meant for the concerts I guess. I haven’t been here at night yet. This will be my next mission. What I like about this space is that it looks antique again but with the modern furniture. The only thing I would do differently here, would be to put the furniture more to the middle of the place at day time so it doesn’t look so strict, and put some cushions on the chairs as well to make it look softer and welcoming.
Sorry I didn’t tell you about the drinks and the food they have at Pritličje. But this post is about interior design and decor, not about eating. If you love what you see as much as I do, you can check Pritličje for yourself at Mestni trg 2 in Ljubljana. If you do decide to visit it please leave a comment on this post and tell me what you thought about it. I know I’ll be there as many times as I possible can, sipping my cup of whatever and feeding my eyes with this industrial beauty.