Blame it on my food obsession, but I always find inspiration from restaurant design. I actually do a fair amount of restaurant design for work, but that's on such a different level from these beauties that it hardly compares. Unlike home design, which mainly needs to appeal to an individual or family, restaurant and commercial spaces need to appeal to a greater audience. Too often that leads to a design-by-committee look, which I can't imagine appeals to anyone. Occasionally, though, you hit the jackpot: personal yet welcoming and perfectly functional.
This Mexican restaurant, Hueso, is absolutely wild. It's a gorgeously bright and airy space that just happens to be decorated floor to ceiling with bones. You know I love a look with a bit of edge.
I'm loving this magical little canopy at the Golden Rock Inn in Nevis. We have a couple of giant crepe myrtles in our yard just begging to be decorated with café lights for a spring garden party.
And while we're at it, let's bring some of that greenery inside like they do at Toro. What do you say to ivy in your dining room?
Alright, so maybe some dried herbs on the walls is a more practical way to add some striking greens to your dining space. I would love that in a kitchen. Let's be honest, I would love this all in my kitchen.
Image credits: L'Amico via Architectural Digest / Hueso via Elle Decor / Golden Rock Inn via Lonny / Toro via Harper's Bazaar / Dai Due via Garden and Gun
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