Interiors I Love: Bar Palladio in Jaipur

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It’s been too long since I’ve shared an “Interiors I Love” post, which was a regular series here before we left for our trip (see here, here, and here). But when I discovered Bar Palladio’s gorgeous interiors on Instagram, I knew we had to go. Plus, after 10 days of Indian food we were ready for a fresh bowl of gazpacho. If you’re in the mood for Italian, Bar Palladio’s decadent Mughal-inspired daydream of a restaurant is the best place in town. Designed to be a “community living room” the decor is dramatic and high-end, but not stuffy. Banquettes and bistro sized tables line every wall beckoning guests to settle into benches piled high with pillows. Everything in the restaurant is designed and produced in Jaipur by local artisans – from the scalloped placemats and star-etched glassware, to the custom pillows. Wanting to move into the gorgeous space is a common desire, so owner Barbara Miolini sells many of the tabletop items and pillows in their shop across the street so guests can recreate Bar Palladio’s bright and whimsical look at home.

Next to the shop is their second restaurant, Caffe Palladio, which feels like an aviary where the most beautiful of Jaipur society’s birds flock for coffees and delicious Turkish food. The glass walls, circus tenting and dramatic, hand-painted murals come together to create the ultimate Instagrammable brunch spot. In fact, both restaurants are so beautiful, they needed to ban cameras so diners aren’t disturbed by other guests spontaneous photoshoots in the restaurant. (Phone photography is permitted.) I requested special permission to photograph the restaurant for my takeover of Domino’s Instagram feed and had to arrive before the restaurant opened to get these few shots. We loved our meal at Bar Palladio so much we went back twice! One our second visit we bumped into Barbara and begged her to bring her fantastic restaurant concepts to the States. Seems there are plans for expansion, but she wouldn’t reveal when and where. I’ll be following along on their Instagram eager to see what’s next!

xx, SF

All photos by David and Stacie Flinner for stacieflinner.com

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