Project: The Gander
Location: New York City, NY
Design elements taken from diverse American drinking and dining establishments such as colonial taverns and 70’s supper clubs were reinterpreted with a contemporary sensibility to create warm and welcoming spaces evoking a timeless American brasserie with a neighborhood vibe. The bar room features taupe colored walls with walnut trim, a honed marble and walnut bar with glowing towers of wine bottles frame the shelves of liquor and canvas prints of still life paintings depicting bottles and glasses. Walnut Windsor backed booths with subtle green and rust plaid cushions sit under over scale copper globe pendant lighting to create a sense of intimacy within the larger open space. The dining room features honey colored plaster texture walls layered with a reproduction of several hundred years of graffiti creating a simultaneously historic and contemporary urban character. Lush, buttoned green banquets with a smoked mirror band above wrap the room while walnut accents and wall sconces bring an amber glow to the tables. Random groups of overhead shades in varying shapes and fabrics add warmth and a touch of drama. At the end of the room, one glimpses a glowing brick garden wall through the open window.