This is an approximately 1:12 replica of the Ambonnay champagne bar here in Portland. It was commissioned as a birthday gift for the owner of the bar. I loved that my client didn't want this to be the view that customers see of the bar. She wanted it to be the owner's view, the view from behind the bar.
This wall is incredible - covered in antique perfume bottles, antique French lithographs, and so many gold frames.
These personalized, leather-bound journals hold your tab at the end of the evening. They were a previous birthday gift to the owner from the client that commissioned this diorama.
If you order a glass of champagne here, it comes in a big pinot noir glass. You can bury your nose in it and experience everything that the unbelievable champagnes here offer.
This was a challenging project in that I couldn't design items in a way that made them easy to make (like I often do in a project), everything had to look like the real-life place.
Before adding all of these wonderful frames, bottles, and prints, the owner had red wallpaper up and framed a piece of it.
I loved adding the really personal details - each of these bottles represents a favorite champagne or a bottle shared in an important moment between my client and the owner of the bar.
Outside view of the bar. The paper heart in the bottom pane is there in real life too - my client glued it there one night.
Every corner of this little bar is interesting. There isn't a bad seat in the house.
Ambonnay champagne bar - view from behind the bar.