Dining at the Americano in Chelsea
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Yes, New York can be a bit of a gray place at times. But several chilly weeks ago we threw a party at the Hôtel Americano and found ourselves admiring the restaurant's elegant interior; in particular, the palette of cool gray tweaked with a dash of yellow. Although the mesh clad hotel exterior reads modernist, the interior boasts a quiet vibrancy that comes from the rich combination of materials (marble-topped tables, concrete columns, felt coasters, linen napkins) and sparing use of color. Paris-based designer Arnaud Montigny (responsible for Paris cult-shop Colette) worked in conjunction with Mexico City-based architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and the Mexico-based Grupo Habita to create a Euro-Latin interior that reads refined global chic. For more information on the Hôtel Americano see Hotels & Lodging: Hotel Americano in New York City . Above: The Italian-designed Elettra Chairs for Arflex are upholstered in marigold felt. Above: Tables are set with Striped Gray Napkins from Fog Linen Work (the bill also comes on a small Fog Linen Tray) . Above: The main dining room features Allegro Assai Suspension lighting by Foscarini. Above: A row of Tom Dixon's Void Pendant Lights adds a touch of glamour.