Brought to you by Spruce in San Francisco, the inspiration behind the study I'm working on in the new house that Wes and I just impulse-rented (discovered around the block from where we are currently living: it has an amazing oversize front porch, beautiful wooden floors, a pet-friendly landlord, plenty of Southern charm, and is a blank canvas for my amateur interior design experiments).
Anyway, I've been on the lookout to recreate the mix of colors and textures at this amazing restaurant I visited a few weeks ago - I love the deep navy walls combined with warm camel faux ostrich leather and dark brown velvet chairs, plus touches of crisp white in the tablecloths and oversize sketches and mirrors hung in silver frames offset with antique picture lights and ornate chandeliers. It's traditional, luxurious, masculine - and refreshing, thanks to a handful of bold, well-positioned abstract paintings on unfinished canvases.
Although I'm not ready to commit to the navy blue walls, I'll get the color combination in our new house by using rich rugs, fresh white drapes, a deep walnut armoire and prints of sketches sourced from Etsy and hung in frames spraypainted with my trusty favorite paint (in silver tone) from Michael's. This restaurant is also motivating me to research how to recover the distressed pair of studded leather office chairs that my dad pulled out of the garage and hand-delivered to Charlotte last month along with other Kelly family castoffs (including at least six different types of cacti that have been flourishing* in the Chicago climate).
*They arrived drooping and nearly dead, handed off by my guilty parents who didn't want the blame (aloe on their hands) for killing them all.