A key part of the dining out experience is the ambience. The look and feel of your surroundings while eating can add just as much to your enjoyment of the experience as the food itself. Restaurants put a lot of effort into ensuring you have a memorable and positive dining experience at their establishment. Those who throw a lot of dinner parties know that you want to accomplish the same thing when hosting guests at home. Let’s take a look at some restaurants who have nailed eatery design and see how they can serve as inspiration for the domestic dining room.
Pig Bleecker – New York, NY
The industrial yet inviting decor of Pig Bleecker’s dining room wonderfully captures the current industrial trend. Shiny metal and natural wood complement each other to create a look ideal for a contemporary dining space. A Blok Freeform Dining Table paired with Marais Side Chairs will help you perfectly capture the look in your own home.
Sunday in Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY
Rustic surroundings are balanced by the sophisticated furniture combination of wood, leather, and marble at Brooklyn’s Sunday in Brooklyn restaurant. If you already have a rustic inspired dining room but don’t want to go full farmhouse with your decor, consider taking their dining room as inspiration. The Ailen Marble Top Dining Table will give you sufficient seating for a home dining room. Pair it with the PP505 Dining Side Chair and you’ll have your own version of Sunday in Brooklyn’s Brooklyn cool aesthetic.
Fat Dragon – Los Angeles, CA
Casual, yet still with a hint of the exotic, the Chinese Kitchen and Tea Bar Fat Dragon serves up laid-back inspiration. To capture Fat Dragon’s casual Asian inspired decor you can paint some J77 Dining Chairs black and red and place them around an AT303 X-Base Dining Table. You can even add some Cell Tall Pendant Lamps from the ceiling to complete the look.
The Mar Vista – Los Angeles, CA
If dark wood tones aren’t your thing, you can take inspiration from The Mar Vista’s light-filled and light-toned decor. A bleached pine Parisian Dining Table surrounded by CH33 or CH30 Dining Chairs will help you get the light, bright dining room of The Mar Vista. Some greenery will perfectly complement the light wood tones of the furniture.
Juvia – Miami Beach, FL
If outdoor dining is more your style, you can take some inspiration from Juvia in Miami Beach, Florida. A Leoda Outdoor Dining Table with a Darcy Outdoor Sofa on one side and some Martel Outdoor Arm Chairs on the other will let you recreate that Miami chic on your patio wherever you live.
Le Fat – Atlanta, GA
It’s no surprise to find a look that’s casually sophisticated in the south. Le Fat’s palette of red, black, and wood tones will look just as great in a domestic space as it does in their restaurant. The gallery wall adds personality without looking gimmicky. To get a similar look pair red (or alternate red and black) Rider High Gloss Dining Chairs with a Sean Dix Copine Dining Table. Artfully arrange some wall accessories to complete the look.
If you see a restaurant whose design really speaks to you, don’t be afraid to translate it into your dining room at home. While you’ll probably need to find a larger table restaurant seating options can work just as well in the home as they do in commercial settings. With a little tweaking and some personalization you can translate any restaurant decor for your home dining room, and make your space the hottest hangout among your friends.