Fusion By Design

The Living Room – Manchester

Located in Manchester’s stylish Deansgate area, cocktail bar The Living Room has a new look, including two new branded concept rooms in partnership with Grey Goose and Haig Club.

The venue, which opened in 1999 and is owned by the Stonegate Pub company, has long been the haunt of premier footballers and TV stars now sports a stunning design transformation with a modern new look. Gone is the old dark leather seating – replaced by pastel pink and mint green booths and banquettes, enhanced by geometric patterns and gold art deco accents.

Designers for the scheme were Fusion by Design, with Myriad Contractors carrying out the fit out.

Featured within the project are three of Yarwood Leather’s ranges, Mustang Black, Style Soft Jade and The Chelsea Collection in Mink.


Abbie Burnett interior designer at Fusion by Design said:

“There are a lot of new sites opening up in Manchester that are really pushing the boundaries. I think that the client felt that although the venue continued to trade well, it needed to be brought up to speed in line with the developing bar and restaurant circuit in central Manchester.”

“The emphasis from the brief was that the venue should not be over-designed and for it to adopt a classically simple and elegant look and feel, allowing the space to speak for itself.”

“I wanted to create real wow factor with the main bar servery as this is situated centrally in the unit and is linked visually to the first-floor restaurant. We incorporated marble and brass detailing alongside plush leather to enhance the premium feel and give the site a great ‘shop front’ to display  product.”

“We chose Yarwood for the colour pallet on the Style Soft Jade and The Chelsea Collection in Mink. The Mustang Black was chosen for the finish which gave a real depth of colour and richness to the leather that I think you struggle to get in black. “

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Posted by Laura Wood