Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, Craftsman and Wolves is a popular patisserie specializing in delectable sweet and savory edibles with a modern twist. That modernness extends into bakery’s interior as well complementing the contemporary baked goods perfectly. The space features elements of wood, concrete, and steel with a lot of clean lines, brick walls, white tiled walls, and exposed beams. The color palette is made up of grey tones, which is represented in many decorative elements, including dark Eurostone quartz countertops. While the space is small with one communal table and bar with stools, the interior is lofty, which makes it feel larger.
Gitane Restaurant and Bar, which means gypsy woman in French, is a beautiful downtown San Francisco venue featuring an elegant bar and eclectic, seductive dining space. Specializing in southern French cuisine with Italian and Spanish influences, the eatery not only presents guests with a delicious culinary feast but a visual one as well. With elements of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the bohemian-style interior, designed by Charles Doell of Mister Important Design, is adorned with rich colors, hand-printed, bold wallpaper, drapes, dramatic tapestries, and colorful fabric while vintage light fixtures provide subtle lighting to the opulent rooms. An award-winning space, the restaurant also features artwork from the U.K. and Turkey.
Gitane Restaurant, 6 Claude Ln., San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 520 0816
Situated on the outskirts of Little Italy in San Diego, Juniper and Ivy is a lovely venue serving regional American cuisine within a modern space with rustic and industrial accents. The Johnson Studio in Atlanta was in charge of renovating and designing the 1920s-era warehouse in which this restaurant calls home. Featuring open beams — antique redwood original to the building — the interior also has metal, concrete, and wood elements. Ample seating, which includes curvy banquettes covered with cream-colored leather and chairs, awaits guests dining at this beautiful gem. Warm woods, including hickory tables, add warmth to the space while the walls feature vibrant artworks sure to catch people’s eyes.
Located in West Hollywood, La Bohème is a stylish restaurant specializing in New American cuisine with European influences. Known for its incredible architecture, the interior space is dramatic and romantic. The dining room is draped in a rich color palette of reds, browns, and black and features a grand fireplace while large chandeliers hang from the ceiling washing the room with a subtle glow at night. The seating arrangements are varied and include semi-private booths on the lower floor plus seating on the second floor, which provide beautiful views the lower level. The restaurant also features a lovely, romantic patio, complete with greenery and soft lighting.
La Bohème, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, USA, +1 323 848 2360
Located in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland, Songbird is a neighborhood eatery serving tasty farm-to-table edibles within a modern yet warm space. Wanting to make the most of the cozy interior, the owners worked with designers at Bright Designlab to create a space with a mixture of warm and contemporary elements that work together to form a cohesive, welcoming space. The room features bursts of color from the robin’s egg blue light fixtures dangling above the bar to the bright red bar stools. Other design accents include a dark brown wall for the espresso bar to a white oak slatted wall along with light wooden chairs and rich wooden tables.
Songbird, 6839 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 477 6735
Located inside the luxury hotel, The Nines Hotel, in downtown Portland, Urban Farmer is a modern steakhouse with a stunning interior mixing natural elements with urban touches. Designed by David Ashen, the space features a variety of organic, reclaimed, and modern materials from the use of plant life and decorative jars filled with food to a communal table made from an old-growth Douglas Fir to steel accents. Colors consist of neutral shades with pops of colors, including purples and greens. While the space is open, there are distinct, diverse areas separated by low walls or different flooring making for a one-of-a-kind space sure to impress.