Photo credit: Julie Soefer
51fifteen, Saks' new 8,500 square foot restaurant, you're probably wondering how you can design your home to look half as nice, but you're also probably wondering who the genius is behind the project. Answer: Nina Magon and her team at Contour Interior Design. You may have heard of Nina, a multi-award winning interior designer who's been named one of the top designers in the country. Nina's known for her glamour yet refined and modern aesthetic, and 51fifteen may be one of her greatest projects to-date. Nina's talent doesn't stop at interior design, though -- She also was rocking the sexiest smokey eye paired with a gorgeous black lace, open-backed jumpsuit!
I chose an all white ensemble which coordinated well with the restaurant, but didn't quite coordinate with the weather or my messy eating. I watched in slo-mo as a drop of garlic pesto sauce fell from my piece of shrimp and just missed my pants and landed on the center of my blazer. I looked on the bright side: at least the blazer was black!
I also had the opportunity to interview Nina and pick her brain a bit! To read our full interview on My Red Glasses, click here.
How beautiful is this dining area? I'd eat here every meal.
View of the bar/lounge area
Restaurant photos taken by Julie Soefer
Contour Interior Design hosted a fundraiser at 51fifteen to benefit the Houston-based charity, Dec My Room. Dec My Room is full of designers themselves, but these designers work to decorate the hospital rooms of children who are being admitted into the hospital for an extended period of time. Click here to read more about Dec My Room and the life-touching projects they've completed.
The event was Brazilian Carnaval themed and included samba dancers, Brazilian-inspired lite bites, and a live band. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't envious over this guy's tan. And abs. And dancing skills. I munched on grilled chicken, pesto shrimp, and my favorite, friend cheese balls, all which paired nicely with the Signature Cocktail: pineapple vodka & club soda.