Bring Design Home: Höst Restaurant
Restaurant design has come a long way. Today’s restaurant interiors run the gamut from sleek, high-end design to industrial, rustic and minimal. Many of these same design elements–and even actual lighting and furniture pieces–would easily transfer from a public space to a living space to create a personal design statement.
Take the Höst Restaurant in Copenhagen, for example. Pulling in some rustic elements to complement the minimal design gives this place a casual, welcoming feel–like eating in a Danish farmhouse kitchen. (The interior design has even won several awards.) By duplicating a few basic elements of this comfortable Scandinavian style, it is possible to achieve a similar look in your own home.
Multiple Single Pendants
The first defining element of this interior is the use of multiple single pendant lights for visual impact. While the single pendants are simple overall, by using multiple lights together they add a touch of drama to the room. The simple, white glass globe shades combined with the dark cord and socket above a dining table provides plenty of light without obstructing the view of guests across the table. The slender profile of this style of pendant light keeps the visual weight light and airy.
Some options to help you replicate this staggered multi-pendant look:
Danish Modern Furniture
Simple lines and quality construction are the main elements of Danish Modern furniture. Combining several dining chairs in this style with a more rustic style table adds an inviting warmth to the minimalist furniture design. Using a few different styles of spindle back chairs in gray and white, the room takes on some variety without looking haphazard.
By selecting rustic wood tables with dark and light finishes for the design, a pleasing natural element is added to the room (and mirrors the wood planks on the ceiling). These complement the spindle chairs through their solid presence and bold wood grain.
Some table and chairs to help you replicate this element:
Finally, open storage is a great way to add storage without too much visual weight. Slender frames, sturdy shelves and a low profile helps keep things organized and within reach. The shelves Höst uses have a slender framework with an industrial look and convenient castors to help round out the design. The shiny metal surfaces reflect light throughout the room, keeping it feeling bright and airy.
Some wheeled and fixed options to help you with stylish open storage:
Nicole is the Sr. Site Merchandiser for Accessories, Kids, and Textiles at YLiving. She is obsessed with great design in all forms with a special love for jewelry, wine bottle labels, and tableware. When she’s not exploring the many museums and art galleries of the Bay Area, Nicole spends time looking for and visiting obscure and unusual destinations (locally and abroad) while practicing her photography skills.