Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Café Boulud is a classic mid-century brasserie with a contemporary twist.
Redesigned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio in 2015, the new interior displays a modern playfulness whilst feeling comfortably current; as a warm palette and fun furnishings match the elegance and sophistication synonymous with the hotel it occupies.
Photography by James McDonald
Enclosed in a unique brass scaled building, Bullion is accessed via a grand sweeping staircase, complimented by contemporary artwork by Jean-Michel Othoniel before entering a lounge and bar area. Showcasing a bespoke lozenge-patterned floor in dark timber and a richly decorated silk rug, the bar and lounge area has a highly decorative aesthetic and is bursting with exceptional detailing in the mid-century furniture, clad in mohair velvet and leather upholstery, bespoke glass and brass wall lights and a statement rose gold leaf ceiling.
A colour palette of Aurelian blue and gold connects Bullion’s antecedent state, gold, to the restaurant’s design. The bar is a statement in itself with a high gloss wooden top and woven leather front, perfectly capturing the glamorous mood of the mid-century inspired space. Moving through to the adjoining restaurant, the eye is yet again drawn to the rose gold leaf ceiling and sprawling lozenge floor whilst a mixture of bespoke seating in modernist and playful shapes provides diners with options in which to socialise. Eye-catching artwork by Matthew Chambers contrasts with the glamorous booth seating, creating cosy nooks for more intimate seating options.