Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design (SMFD) welcomes a bit of the Spanish coast to Atlanta at Barcelona Wine Bar, at Inman Park.
A close collaboration between owners Barcelona Restaurant Group, Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Atlanta Architecture Firm Square Feet Studio, Barcelona Wine Bar combines old-world charm with modern flavors to concoct a dining experience that’s at once enveloping and open, both classic and communal.
Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design worked with Barcelona’s owner and Square Feet Studio to create custom-made chairs, benches, tabletops, banquettes, bars, and unique patio furniture designed specifically for the eatery’s open-air dining room, choosing solid walnut as a primary material. The wood, rich and warm with a variety of alluring tonal gradations, serves as a surprising but welcoming tone-setter, as walnut is rarely used in commercial spaces. Laid out in string of communal tables flanked by banquettes featuring burnished metals (a reference to the building’s industrial past), the dark wood draws diners together. The aesthetic is a perfect complement to the restaurant’s exceptional wine menu, unpretentious service and small plate tapas—rustic bites designed for sharing over cross-table conversation. Refined but rough-hewn wide-plank flooring (also by Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design) anchors the entire experience.
Barcelona is just one of many of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design’s ventures in outfitting Atlanta’s coolest culinary spaces, so go check it out! Sunday is great day to dine with 1/2 off bottles of wine and a fantastic atmosphere. In addition, Barcelona was named one of “America’s Best Wine Bars of 2012″ by Travel + Leisure.