Clean and bright was the order of the day at Hank’s, designed by local resident Zinnecker. Light woods, natural textures and an abundance of plants give the former grocery store a subtle Western feel with a modern edge.
Gracias Madre, L.A.
Antique mirror, graphic tiles from Oaxaca, hits of rattan and multi-colored artisanal textiles make for a warm, convivial atmosphere at this Mexican joint in West Hollywood.
By Meyer Davis
The architects embraced the building’s roots as a printing warehouse when updating it into this midcentury American brasserie. Barrel-vaulted ceilings, blackened steel accents, and blue cement tiles are warmed by leather upholstery throughout.
Commonplace Books, Oklahoma City
This storefront eatery is meant to feel like the living room in a home. With a seafoam green floor, minimalist millwork, Kilim rugs and an eclectic gallery wall, it does just that.
Geremia maintained the industrial patina (and the original carved wood bar!) of this former bottling plant, warming up the sprawling space with deep olive tones, wood wainscot, Venetian plaster, and rubbed brass.
M House, Coral Gables
On the menu at this swanky Coral Gables restaurant: a stunning graphic floor, sleek marble bar, and Japanese-inspired lighting, all centered around a grand olive tree.
Photographer Charlie Clarke’s framed prints of matchbooks from iconic restaurants and bars are a charming way to remember your favorite spots.
And, they make a great gift.