Best Bar Design, August 2008
Clubbers oohed and aahed last year when interior designer Tracie Butler outfitted the Hollywood spot Shag with couches upholstered in a Missoni-esque zigzag pattern and a terrazzo dance floor flecked with abalone and mother-of-pearl. But it’s her interior at Parc, which opened earlier this year, that has us stunned. Butler created a parklike space, using walnut and ebony for the archways and tabletops and cream-colored grass cloth for the walls. This place isn’t granola, though. The modern space has flower-shaped sconces, Regency-style furniture in fabrics reminiscent of Hermès prints, and a 14-foot tree lit by Swarovski-crystal globes that look like beehives.