5 Beautiful Eating Establishments

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There are few things I like more than eating. But place me in a beautiful space for eating and I’m even more over the moon! Restaurant design can be a bit tricky because you have to plan practically and hygienically, but when it’s done well it can be so beautiful. I dig an eating establishment that is clean yet focused on beautiful details like good lighting and furniture. Here are some of my favorite selections and why they work.

  1. (top image) This bar in Helsinki is a beautiful minimalist space that focuses on great furniture selection. The unique metal pendant light is a beautiful focal point to the room. The sconces on the wall take on an interesting shape and therefore create a graphic punch in the room. Even though the room is sparse, it makes up for it in quality pieces.

5 Beautiful Eating Establishments

Image: Cafe Monocle

  1. Monocle café in London is small but impactful because of the graphic black and white awning and simple yet classic type. I’d love to visit this café!

5 Beautiful Eating Establishments

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  1. The restaurant portion of Bar and Co. in Helsinki plays with the lovely green color that emphasizes the beautiful architectural detailing of the moldings. Again, the beautiful light fixture choices draw the eye upwards.

5 Beautiful Eating Establishments

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  1. This cute coffee shop feels homey and cozy with patterned flooring and coordinating blue color on the built in’s. The maximalist feeling with the exposed shelving helps create that nostalgic look.

5 Beautiful Eating Establishments

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  1. I love love love this Story restaurant in Helsinki. It’s restrained yet playful with the various sized chandeliers made from wire and different colored stools.

What are your favorite restaurant designs?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.