Bar Charles at Detroit’s historic Colony Club carves an intimate corner into the building’s grand Louis XVI style interior. The space seamlessly blends formality and hospitality, exuding a sense of opulence while remaining warm and inviting.

Substantial walnut doors with amber stained glass insets welcome guests into the bar. A softly rounded walnut paneled bar spans the center of the space creating a stunning focal point and creating pleasant pockets of seating groups where guests can gather. A marble inlay mimics the curve of the bar and creates a dramatic contrast from the deep hardwood floors.

The deep blue of the coffered ceiling creates a dramatic backdrop for a series of antiqued brass chandeliers that softly illuminate the space while Tiffany lamps and a series of bar lamps create intimacy with their warm glow. A channel back banquette in a chestnut leather sits beneath silky upholstered wall panels and is nestled into a cozy corner niche while a series of bar height pub tables are sprinkled throughout the space, their tambour wrapped bases and marble inlaid tops creating a pleasing rhythm.


Detroit, MI

  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Specification
  • Custom Furniture Design
  • Furniture Procurement
  • Construction Administration
  • Art & Styling
Project Team
  • Mary Eskin
  • Taylor Bryan
  • Patrick Thompson
  • Jeff Smith