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Restaurant Inspiration-Tavern in Los Angeles

Designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks from Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo, Tavern in Los Angeles, is one of the cities most beloved eateries.  And although it is often in the news for its highly acclaimed cuisine, it also achieves high marks in my book for design.

Many people scour the Internet, magazines and books for design stimulus when all they really need to do is go out to eat.  Restaurants are a great source for inspiration, and this restaurant is no exception.  Revered for its "enticing environment" by the LA Times, this charming Brentwood establishment definitely has me drooling over more than just its menu.

Let's take a little look at Tavern, starting with its curb appeal.  Right from the start, I'm a fan.  The slate gray exterior, striped awning, double doors and potted shrubs are so inviting.  This place just says "come on in and stay awhile."

Tavern is broken up into three different areas:  The Larder, the bar and the restaurant.  The Larder, meaning a room or large cupboard for storing food, is airy, open and oh so charming.  We all know I'm a sucker for crisp, white spaces.  And when you add in the cooper lined pendant shades and beadboard coffered ceiling, I almost can't take it. 

The restaurant area is more dressed up but still has a cohesive look with the Larder due to the similar lighting and airy feeling created by the glass paneled ceiling.

The charm isn't lacking in this room either, thanks to the whitewashed brick walls and warm color palette produced from the rich gray chairs and cozy cognac leather booths.

The same color palette, tufted benches and exposed brick appears in the bar area as well.  The wall sconces and glossy black drink tables give it more of a contemporary feel without comprising the inviting atmosphere of the whole restaurant.  I give every room two thumbs up. 

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