A bachelor's request for a dark and dramatic dining room that is streamlined yet traditional and marries masculine and feminine results in this ode-to-blue space with an East Coast aesthetic. Deep cobalt blue walls, elegantly upholstered dining chairs, dark wood floors and a richly lacquered table and console are made exciting by the addition of ivory draperies, host chairs and china in a glamorous play on the time-honored pairing.
To re-create the look of the costly lithographs for just $50, Designer Sabrina Soto used decoupage medium to attach ribbon to foam boards, then popped her artwork into ready-made frames. A machine-made rug cost only $850 and Design assistant Chris added doors and drawers to an unfinished bookcase to replicate the look of the high-end room's desk for only $300, as seen on HGTV's The High Low Project.
In this smaller dining room, the owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted the space to feel like a private and intimate dining space, while still feeling connected enough to accommodate larger parties. To keep the organic feel going throughout the spaces, designers incorporated Pecky Cypress on the ceiling and the cobalt blue rug tie the main dining room and the private room together.
The bar area in the Sacred Pepper is meant to be inviting to all-whether they are watching a sports game, having some light appetizers or enjoying a drink. The bar is topped with an elegant stone agate that blends nicely with the colors and tone of the main dining room, while the deep cobalt wall behind the bar makes this space a little more funky. To complete this area of the restaurant, another custom made fixture from Portugal is suspended over the bar.
The owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted a dining room that was inspired by their travels, Old Florida and organic elements found in nature, so designers started with a neutral color palette and accented it with cobalt blue to give the space a sand and sea feel. The details in the space, such as the artwork that hangs from the ceiling and the pendant lights over each table, are reminiscent of coral, adding the organic element to this elegant seascape.
The windows above the area allows the natural light to flow in, while the bar details have gorgeous cobalt blue details that accentuate the agate stone bar top. To keep the design consistent throughout the restaurant, designers continued the Pecky Cypress wood on the ceiling and highlighted the cobalt blue throughout the space.
A cobalt-blue dresser with brass hardware sits in this colorful entry, providing additional storage. Blue and white ikat wallpaper surrounds the space with texture, adding visual interest and contrast against the clean white millwork.
Cobalt-blue Moroccan-inspired rugs line this transitional hallway, adding color and style to the neutral space. The rugs also help to soften the hardwood floors, ensuring the space feels inviting and homey.