Emerald Lounge

Emerald Lounge in Richmond offers a chic, tropical escape with a mix of seating types, rich color palette, and custom marine-inspired design details by Campfire & Co..

  • area / size 2,017 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Pushing the boundaries of what a cocktail bar can be, Emerald Lounge is a contemporary take on a tropical escape, inspired by the bars of 1920s Cuba and 1970s Los Angeles. A bit dark and moody, mixed with a chic, mid-century Palm Springs aesthetic, the bar emits a swaggy tropical vibe.

    Comprised of a tambour-clad bar, a series of booths and banquettes, as well as lounge seating, the layout of the space has something for everyone.

    Whether you are popping in for a casual drink or celebrating with 10 of your closest friends, the mix of seating types provides flexibility to create moments for both intimate conversations as well as accommodating large groups.

    A palette of deep ocean blues, emerald greens, terracotta and mustard yellow complements the rich wood tones, ebony floors, rattan and brass details along with pops of pink. A theme of flora and fauna can be seen in the bold, statement wallpapers, upholstery, and oversized petal pendants.

    Custom design details such as the porthole ship doors and the 9’ long suspended hammerhead shark reference life at sea. Limewash walls and the cluster of fishing basket lights transport you straight to Havana.

    Rounding out the space are the restrooms and hallway that connect to neighboring Slurp! Ramen. Shades of yellow, bamboo fixtures, and a bold crane patterned wallpaper create the ideal middle ground between a Japanese-inspired ramen shop and a tropical rum bar.

    In the restrooms themselves, the pink and green jungle cat themed wallpapers, vermilion trim and rattan fixtures create fun and unexpected moments in the shared spaces.

    The Emerald Lounge provides neighbors with an escape worth traveling to.

    Design: Campfire & Co.
    Photography: On Three Photography