You may not be able to eat in Gwyneth Paltrow’s dining room or hang on Oprah’s Montecito patio, but with more A-list decorators branching into restaurant interior design, you can tap into the style of the stars. Many designers best known for the celebrity projects in their portfolios have recently expanded to projects at eateries around the world. It’s an opportunity to showcase to a wider audience their prowess in pattern mixing, furniture and art sourcing, and creating a mood where you want to linger long after the final course. Because restaurants, of course, are about more than just design. These spaces also serve as places to gather for cocktails or enjoy delicious food. Below, we gather some examples of spaces where you can indulge in style.
Marisol and The Lounge, Boca Raton, Florida
Designer: Colin Cowie
Celeb Clients: He’s designed events for Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, and Elton John.
The Lounge at the newly renovated Boca Raton Resort & Club.
As part of a $150 million revamp at the 94-year-old Boca Raton Resort & Club, celeb party planner Cowie—the resort’s creative director—worked with King & Partners’ Tony King and Inii Kim on the rebranding to amplify the sexy and tone down the stuffy. Inspired by his Sicily and Greek Islands travels, Cowie picked out the Lounge’s art, including Armenia-born Tigran Tsitoghdzyan’s portraits, while Marisol aims to emulate a Mediterranean beach club, white Acapulco chairs and all.
ZZ’s Sushi Bar, Miami, Florida; Legacy Records, New York, New York
Designer: Ken Fulk
Celeb Clients: Pharrell, entrepreneur/philanthropist Sean Parker.
The bar at ZZs Sushi Bar.