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.
The design for the Sacred Pepper Bar wanted to focus on creating a timeless, classic space that expertly blends organic and modern materials to make a unique space. The serpentine banquettes, Pecky Cypress ceilings and custom branch art contributed to the organic fee to the space, while the bubble wall, agate stone bar stop and clean lines added the modern feel the owners desired. These elements combined to make a trendy, yet classy space-perfect for a night out on the town.
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 design team viewed this main floor powder room as a space to showcase unique and exotic materials, including natural stone and glass, agate wall sconces, and an underlit honey onyx countertop. Baskets add function to the open storage area beneath the vanity.
Creating these charming combos of geodes and succulents doesn't have to break the bank. Small succulents are expensive and bits of crystal, geodes and agate are easy to find. You can use inexpensive containers you already have on hand or that you find at big box stores. Here. hawthoria is combined with a variety of materials: black and white aquarium pebbles, preserved billy button, slices of blue agate, porcupine quills and tall black dried salt cedar (available in the floral department), amethyst and pink quartz. “Options are many here,” says Anne Gunnels of Nashville's Honey + Gunn Succulents. “Try amazonite, rough pink rose quartz crystal, and even desert rose stones for interest. Get height from willow, quills, and even peacock feather.”
Agate, geodes and the fun addition of porcupine quills add an unexpected flourish to this tablescape featuring echeveria, tillandsia and cactus. “This is a simple design to try at home,” says Sara Fried of Fete Nashville: Luxury Weddings, a wedding and event planning firm. “Unlike many high-end tablescapes, succulents and cacti can be a fool-proof design option. They arrive with personality.”
“I love when a client chooses to about-face from the traditional and opt for succulent tablescapes,” says Fried. “I’m beginning to see a shift with what was once a minimalist look into fully-designed, color-driven pieces packed with design elements that span geode, quills, feathers, stone, and wood. It’s striking in a way that floral often can’t provide.”