Some restaurants have a style that you immediately want a part of and who cares what the food tastes like (well, within reason). There are a lot of lovely restaurants in the Denver area right now that are filled with dark, reclaimed wood, bare bulbs (I do like the look – I am not knocking this!) and canning jar water glasses, but I saw this restaurant recently (Tusk in Portland) and wanted to bring it home immediately and insert it into my own tiny kitchen. Here’s the restaurant inspiration for you followed by a few kitchens that have a little of this look that I am really digging right now.
Here’s a few kitchen inspiration photo’s that have some of the vibe I get from this restaurant. For all of these I would add a plant, cool art and a pretty sconce – but that’s the decorator in me.
My interpretation of this design style is: natural light, warm metals, pale wood, pale colors and edgy art. It’s a refreshing California/Greek inspired kitchen style (with my images leaning a bit Scandinavian) that works in sunny, yet snowy, Colorado – especially with a soupçon of rustic wood thrown in. Yes, I do realize that whole sentence sounds pretentious.
Because I’ve been listening to this song again recently and the restaurant is in Portland, here’s “Portland Oregon” from Loretta Lynn featuring Jack White:
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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