With saffron yellow walls, dark cherry panelling and a 1960s chrome chandelier, Edinburgh-based consultancy Skakel & Skakel’s design of the Hurricane Bar & Grill aims to bring the look of American restaurants to Scotland’s capital city. Design director Andrew Skakel and senior designer Karen Maxwell worked on the project, which included brand identity and graphics, as well as interiors. The venue is spread over two floors, with an airy lounge, a central b
ar and dining space, and an intimate cranberry-coloured cocktail bar. Soft accent lighting and sparkling back-bar detailing are meant to suggest approachable glamour and a comfortable, relaxing ambience.