The perfect place to be in London in the summertime is a spacious public house. Huddled in between the antiques, books and vintage shops in London’s Camden Passage, The Elk in the Woods is cosy and spacious all at the same time.
The Elk is a rustic restaurant and bar with big solid tables and hearty food. Deer heads on the wall, floor to ceiling scrubbed wood slats and softly worn wallpapers complete the nostalgic effect.
I love the mixing of styles, with Scandi wood panels and English floral wallpapers, I’m not sure what the decor is trying to be, but it works…
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org