Atlanta’s Atrium bar is a tropical wonderland of birds and plants

Pattern, print and plants enliven the lounge bar

Ceilings spilling over with vines and clashing pinks and greens lend this Atlanta restaurant and bar a jungle atmosphere.

Smith Hanes Studio designed Atrium’s jewel-toned interiors, which don’t shy away from either pattern or colour. There are plenty of extravagant touches in the space, from full-length curtains in leafy prints to dramatic fringed and feathered light fittings.

Located in the city’s Ponce Street Market – a converted Sears building that’s now a food hall and retail hub – Atrium includes a cocktail lounge known as The Parlor, and a separate dining space. Guests can order a glass of punch at the green-tiled and terrazzo-topped counter and find a seat on a pink velvet banquette beneath a hand-painted mural of ibis birds.

Those that stay for dinner sit beneath trailing leaves, vines and suspended plant pots – part of a series of pieces by floral designer Skye Lind. Pink glass wall lights also have an Art Deco flourish about them.

Atrium’s menu encompasses a range of international influences, with classics including schnitzel and steak frites as well as local Georgia trout, cooked with apple and fennel.

675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, #158, Atlanta, GA 30308

Photography: Tim Lenz
Photography: Tim Lenz

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