Dream Hotel's Restaurant Still a Dream, But Opening in January

Those pirolettes in the back? "Contoured to produce the negative image of Sigmund Freud's silhouettes."Rendering: Courtesy of Amalia


Cancel your Outlook reminder about the opening of Amalia, the swank restaurant and lounge that Greg Brier of Jet East was supposed to bring to the Dream Hotel a couple of weeks ago: Perhaps because Brier is also managing the opening of Lan-Beijing in China, it'll be late January before the bi-level space (88-person dining room upstairs, 200-person downstairs lounge) will be ready for Ivy Stark's American-Mediterranean dishes. To tide you over, we've got exclusive renderings of what the space will look like one's above; the other's after the jump paired with designer Steve Lewis's shopping list (lifted more or less intact, we should note, from a press release. Quotations around "'enchanted forest'" ours).

The Oak Room adjoining the upstairs dining room.Rendering: Courtesy of Amalia.

Steve Lewis's Shopping List

Upstairs
Silk Chinoiserie wallpaper from deGournay
Hand-blown black Murano glass chandelier
Floors made of Herringbone French oak wood
Decorative plaster ceilings from Hyde Park
Banquette upholstered with a cut velvet fabric of alternating colored stripes in shades of blue and taupe, from Osborne & Little
Series of uplit, hand-turned black walnut pirolettes from Turn Your Head contoured to produce the negative image of Sigmund Freud's silhouettes
Dark-brown leather upholstery from Moore & Giles
Epoxy-finished burnt-wood Smoke Chandeliers from Moooi

Floating staircase
Glass mosaic tiles from the artists at Sicis
Chrome chandelier

Downstairs
Austrian crystal chandelier
Perforated metal ceilings featuring images of an "enchanted forest" distilled into an abstract, gradated pattern of light
Chocolate-brown leather banquettes
Groin-vaulted ceiling with decorative light fixtures from Brand van Egmond
Flower Power chandeliers
Daniel Maurer