Step inside Comal, and suddenly you’ve left downtown Berkeley, and entered a buzzy restaurant in a metropolitan location. These are a few shots from the soft opening party by Eurydice Galka. More coming soon!
If you watch design shows, this is the moment when owners take off their blindfolds to see their new design brought to life. Real life is never this dramatic, but after a project is over, it’s fun to look back and remember how far we’ve come. This gelato store in Pacific Heights was trying to do a lot in a small space. We created a single focal point, and simplified the color palette.
We focused on mixing textures for an informal, street food look, but kept the walls clean and spare, striking a harmonious balance.
Inspiration can come from SO many places, but for Nopalito, we logically began with a book about Mexican design, knowing full well that the owners didn’t want the space to look traditionally Mexican. This image of a warm night at a bar was so evocative and so sensual- I can almost hear music and smell the warm evening air.
I can’t get enough of the industrial/vintage machinery look. It must be my ashtabula, ohio farm-town roots. Working on Prather Ranch has sparked my love of raw steel, rivets and rust all over again.
I love the two seater “bat wing” chair in chartreuse, as a pop to the all white room. But I really love the curves in the window playing off the curves in the chair, paper lanterns, vase and wire frame chair. It creates a playful symphony, but restful in its color restraint. Finally check out the trio of soft pink in the rug, magnolia blossoms, and pillows.
Beautiful, modern and fabricated with Weck pickle jars – brilliant. Purchase directly from tbD.com