If you’ve been browsing any one of the Rethink team member’s Pinterest boards this week, it’s no secret we’re swooning over the latest and greatest in contemporary restaurant design. While some may consider collecting (hoarding) images upon images of exposed concrete floors and rustic farmhouse tables only useful for commercial applications, we’re here to show you how these dining gems can translate into your very own kitchen at home.
Today’s restaurant inspiration comes from a warm and cozy neighborhood bar in London: John Salt. We love the layered look of industrial materials mixed in with simple white walls and a few tongue-in-cheek graphic elements. To mimic the cozy yet effortless style of this UK restaurant remodel, we’ve pulled together a few of the basic design elements that will have you setting lunch dates with the Queen herself in no time. See more of John Salt at Remodelista.
1. Give your kitchen a diffused glow with a simple Luna Lamp from Schoolhouse Electric. Choose between a powder coated white or black base with matching cord to fully customize the look.
2. This Target Windsor chair looks great in homes both traditional and modern. Keep the wooden seat bare or add a seat cushion for extra comfort (and the chance to play with color and pattern).
3. Feature your kitchen backsplash or dining room floor with these great geometric options from Granada Tile. They use a 100-year-old cement tile formula that is said to last twice as long as traditional ceramic tile. Added bonus: all of their tiles are completely customizable with over 25 colors to choose from.
4. Use raw materials in a bold way to keep the space clean and neutral. A concrete countertop or exposed concrete floors make cleanup a breeze while looking sophisticated. Bring a textured linen into the space through a wall covering or even a simple table runner.
5. Crate and Barrel’s Flynn Dining table acts as the perfect backdrop for a large dinner party or family gathering. We love the mix of black Cedar and black Oak that seamlessly fits together with old-school dovetail joinery.
6. Create your own menu board in the kitchen with the help of these stunning chalkboard wood slices by Etsy seller OliveManna. Hang a large board by the fridge for a grocery list or create an inexpensive wall installation by hanging a group of 5-10 on a feature wall.
7. The Smart and Sleek Stool from Wisteria has no trouble living up to its name. With two sizes to choose from, this solid, unfinished oak and metal chair is perfect for both bar height and regular dining tables.