It's rare that we're so captivated by a restaurant's décor that we don't even think to look at the menu, but such is the case with Malamén. As the story goes, this Mexico City restaurant was inspired by the discovery of a cookbook created by a girl who dreamed of one day opening her own restaurant--and had stockpiled her beloved recipes accordingly. Thanks to the guys at Ricardo Casas Design both the recipes and the girl herself, Malamén, are immortalized on the menu and on the walls of the namesake restaurant. With a legend like that behind it, it's no surprise that the restaurant has an almost enchanted vibe. Layers of bright whites, from the painted brick walls and empty picture frames to the detailed ceiling medallions, create a light, modern look that toes the line between edgy and playful. Adding to the fairytale feel are Marco Colin's hand-painted illustrations that pay homage to Malamén and her adventures, and add the perfect touch of personality and whimsy to the eye-grabbing space. While a field trip to Mexico City might not be on your itinerary any time soon, we've put together a shoppable collection of goods that will help you bring a little bit of this unique, love-at-first-sight space into your own home.
Photographs: Jaime Navarro
|Drake Sofa, $6995, Jayson Home||Decanter Lights, $372, The Future Perfect||Hexagonal Tile, Price Upon Request, Villa Lagoon Tile|
|Manwoman Pen Drawing of a Double Person, $22, Karl Belvedere||Ceiling Medallion, $105, The Home Depot||Case Study Dining Chair, $345, Modernica|
|Luceplan Mali Modern Sconce, $405, Stardust Modern||Fresh Beverage Bottle, $20, Crate & Barrel||Prisma Wall Decor, $39 (Set of Three), Urban Outfitters|