Inspiration from Underground
The design plan was influenced by the owner's Irish heritage (thus, Blarney green tiles) and also by the BHDM team's frequent treks to the bar, which is located in Harlem's norther Hamilton Heights neighborhood. "We were inspired by the subway travel we did back and forth to get to the site," explains Mazzarini. "The walls were done in black and white subway tile with hand-glazed green tiles that created a border at the ceiling."