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May 1, 2016


OMG, it's almost summer. May. Its almost summer but I swear I still have my winter body.
Out with the old, in with the new? Speaking of, remember my Saks preview? 51fifteen, the restaurant inside also has had a facelift. The first HFB Christmas party was there and the space was very dark and cramp. The design firm from Houston, Contour Interior Design made this space amazing. Can they do my home interior? Our style is in sync.

The interior design firm conceptualized and completed both the interior architecture and interior design and for the new restaurant, and 1st floor bar. The project was the brainchild of Principal and Creative Director of Contour Interior Design, Nina Magon and the design was executed by both Nina and Lead Designer, Mia Yamada. The project spanned a year and a half from concept through completion and was built by Construction Concepts. The new restaurant design comes with many new upgrades including a private lounge area and two separate private dining areas available for event space reservation, vastly larger bar area for customers to sit and enjoy, and expanded dining room with a variety of seating options.

The new 8,500 square-foot restaurant also includes a variety of custom pieces all designed by Contour Interior Design, including custom coffee tables, ottomans, and banquette seating with brass edging in the private lounge, upholstered barstools, square banquettes with Dekton edging, serpentine seating, shark-nose edged tables with a Silestone surface, and two statement chairs from Magon’s very own furniture collection launching this fall. Lighting in the restaurant includes Coltrane Sconces by DelightFull, Blossom Lighting by LightArt, restroom chandeliers from Etsy, table lamps by Neoz, Flos lighting in the private dining, and iconic Serge Mouille sconces in main dining space. For the main bar, a multifaceted jewel-inspired cut stone serves as the base. The bar’s bottle display has brass shelves and details that are backlit 3form panels to create a glow. The private lounge features sleek lighting embedded into the wall and ceiling giving it a contemporary look and feel. Metal drapes dividers and brass details in the entrance of the private bar frame a picturesque look and feel upon entry.

The interior design firm is set to host its very own celebration for the new design, Carnaval De 51fifteen, on Thursday, May 19th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  I'll be there! Lets chat :) 
Sponsors include Houston Magazine, 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bella Flori, Deep Eddy Vodka, Cosentino, Mango Punch and Construction Concepts. 
The event will be a Brazilian-themed Carnaval night benefiting Dec My Room. 

The new 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails is located on the 2nd floor of Saks Fifth Avenue - Galleria, 5175 Westheimer Road.


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