How to incorporate design elements from our favorite LA restaurants into your Home.

Gracias Madre

We love this restaurant not only for its delicious vegan Mexican fare but for its beautiful aesthetic as well. It has an incredibly airy feel thanks to its white brick walls and exposed white wooden beamed ceilings. Distressed wood flooring and industrial black lighting fixtures complement this clean feeling. The birdcage-like lighting fixtures hang above arguably the most Instagrammable part of the restaurant – the beautiful blue and white tiled bar. All of these elements can be incorporated into your home in order to achieve a clean, airy, contemporary home with touches of flair and color.

We love this restaurant not only for its delicious vegan Mexican fare but for its beautiful aesthetic as well. It has an incredibly airy feel thanks to its white brick walls and exposed white wooden beamed ceilings. Distressed wood flooring and industrial black lighting fixtures complement this clean feeling. The birdcage-like lighting fixtures hang above arguably the most Instagrammable part of the restaurant – the beautiful blue and white tiled bar. All of these elements can be incorporated into your home in order to achieve a clean, airy, contemporary home with touches of flair and color.

   Republique

It’s nearly impossible to compile a list of Los Angeles’ most beautiful restaurants and not include the modern French restaurant Republique. While the dramatic vaulted ceilings and skylights may be difficult to emulate in most of our homes, aspects of the design can be incorporated by all. The long dining rooms are highlighted by extra long communal wooden dining tables, which are complemented by deep blue walls and neutral colored brick walls. If you do happen to have a home with dramatically vaulted ceilings, a nice way to offset the potential coldness of the large room is to hang industrial lightbulbs from the ceiling in order to center the room and create a more homey feel. Republique has done just that, adding a touch of modernity to an otherwise old world restaurant.

   Catch LA

This popular outdoor West Hollywood eatery provides perfect inspiration for designing your outdoor space. The walkway leading to the main dining room exhibits exposed brick walls and an overhead trellis, both covered in colorful flowers. The overgrown, natural look of the garden can be easily incorporated into your outdoor space in order to achieve a fairy tale-esque space.

  The Little Next Door

The most eye catching design element of this West Hollywood gem is its signature blue walls. The restaurant is fashioned after a French brasserie to mirror its French cuisine. Deep blue can seem a daunting color to mimic in your own home, but in small doses (like a statement wall) it can be easily adaptable.

  Norah

Norah is another bright and airy restaurant to make our list. It has a contemporary and edgy aesthetic while still retaining its comfortable vibe. Long-wired lightbulbs tied together with wire hang above long communal wooden tables, while futuristic black and white paintings decorate the expansive walls. One side of the restaurant’s bar is white marble, while the opposite side is black marble. To incorporate this look into your own home, think of mixing light woods with white open air ceilings, contemporary light fixtures, various types of marble, and modern artwork.

Favorite Bedding stores

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Parachute home - a room in the Parachute Hotel.

Parachute home - a room in the Parachute Hotel.

One thing that I believe is that it is important to splurge on good bedding. We spend so much time there and it is so important to our well being that comfort should be paramount.   If you haven't tried linen sheets you do not know what you are missing and lucky for us, the wrinkled look is in.

It's completely personal, but I prefer solid, light colored sheets in fairly basic colors.  Here are a few of my favorites.  

 

MODERN LINENS:

www.parachutehome.com 

www.areahome.com

www.coyuchi.com

www.matteola.com

TRADITIONAL BEDDING:

www.matouk.com

www.leontinelinenes.com

October 5, 2017- Hunter and Gather

online design shopping

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I am a hunter/gatherer naturally (and I mean that metaphorically, I dont' hunt animals). I mean... that I love finding new products, new artisans and new resources. Especially new artisans.  People are always asking me how I found this or that but you have to want to meander down unknown roads to find inspiration.    The purpose of this blog is to share all these incredible finds with you.  I used to horde my finds because I thought that is what made me unique…. but after having so many people share great things with me on how to start a business I realized that sharing makes us all one great community.   

I mean if we are all on our phones or devices of choice anyway, we might as well form online communities.

 

I believe we will share more than our finds because everyone likes to see good design, right?  Enough talking right…. Bring on the goods….

 

Citizenry - http://www.the-citizenry.com

L’aviva home - http://www.lavivahome.com

Consort - http://www.consort-design.com

Suite NY - http://www.suiteny.com

1st Dibs- http://www.1stdibs.com