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Inspiring restaurant designs

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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We love eating in restaurants, and not just to have a night off from cooking! More and more, restaurateurs are focusing on the design of their spaces in an attempt to create dining rooms that give off the perfect ambiance. A restaurant should have an atmosphere that is stylish and trendy but also comfortable; the kind of room that encourages people to sit for hours, sipping wine and savouring every bite. In short, the goal is more or less what we are trying to achieve in our own dining rooms, and while we can not always recreate the incredible dishes created in a restuarant, we can always look to the interior design to give us inspiration for our own homes.  Today on homify, we present some restaurants with stunning interiors that we hope you will find just as mouthwatering as we do!

A stunning restaurant in Sicily

For our first photo, we present a restaurant whose interior is surely as memorable as its food. Satra Restaurant, located in Sicily, was designed by Italian architect Francesca Timperanza. Even before décor was added, the space itself is stunning, with a high, vaulted brick ceiling that makes you feel as though you have discovered a secret cellar full of culinary delights. Instead of sticking with the traditional, Old World look suggested by the ceiling, the designer chose to use surprising contemporary touches. The chairs, for example, are a boxy shape more often associated with a minimalist or Scandinavian design. Perhaps most striking is the wallpaper, which depicts the elegant silhouettes of tree branches and adds a truly unique touch to the space. 

A cheery contemporary space

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Interior del restaurante Marieta.

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The designers of Marieta Restaurant in Spain were also given an interesting ceiling, one whose exposed pipes give the space the trendy vibe of a converted warehouse. The bare ceiling stands in pleasant contrast to the warm environment created by the yellow walls and golden, glowing lights. This is a space where every detail, from the intricate tile work under the bar, to the rivets on the chairs and the delicate woven lampshades, has been carefully selected to create a bright and cheery eclectic space. 

Letting in the light

This restaurant model plays with the ideas of walls and natural lighting to create a truly unique space. Restaurant dining rooms are, by definition, large open spaces, but occasionally we want to feel like we have bit of privacy on those romantic dinner dates. One clever solution is to construct walls like these that have a delicate pattern of holes in them. Now diners are not quite seated so close to each other, and the open, airy feel is not sacrificed.  In addition, the walls throw a lovely shadow across the space, making for an original decoration scheme that changes with the season and the time of day.

Casual chic

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This trendy space has utilized upcycled palates, the building material of the moment, to provide the furnishings and décor for its dining room. As you can see, the bare wood and open pantry give the room an atmosphere that is casual yet chic, perfect for a hip, urban envionment.

A cool cafe

The Trussardi Cafe in Milan features an impressive terrace that blends the indoors and the outdoors to create a remarkable space. The modern furniture and glass ceilings and walls give the cafe a cool, minimalist vibe, while the multiple hanging plants keep the décor grounded in nature and make the space feel welcoming. This space is also well suited to either a casual cup of coffee or a lavish, five course meal, a versatility that is imporatant for a restaurant space. 

Modern times

For our last photo, we present a dining room that makes the kind of bold design choices we are sometimes afraid to risk at home. The end product here is very successful, resulting in a thoroughly modern, almost futuristic space. The dark colours and unusual silhouettes make for a sophisticated, up-scale eatery.  

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