Get the Look: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
How to recreate this warm, luxe space in the newly renovated Fairmont Copley Plaza.
1.Â The military-style epaulets adorning the curtains evoke Bostonâ€™s Revolutionary history.
2. Cocktail tables can be cranked up higher to accommodate diners.
3. Custom red leather campaign chairs honor the red awnings of the departed Oak Room.
4. Black-and-red patterned tiles add layers of texture.
When the Fairmont Copley Plaza underwent a $20 million revamp this past year, one of the main goals was to transform its restaurant, the stodgy Oak Room, into a more welcoming place. To accomplish that, the designers Dayna Lee and Ted Berner of the L.A. firm Powerstrip Studio came on to reimagine the eatery as Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. â€śWe wanted to create pattern and light,â€ť Lee says. â€śWe just wanted more sunshine in the room, and more reflectivity and more energy.â€ť
The new space, anchored by an 83-foot copper bar, is entirely open, and features details that play up the roomâ€™s Beaux Arts-style architecture. â€śWe wanted really warm and friendly colors that looked bright, but also had an element of legacy to it,â€ť Lee says. Get the rich, layered look in your home with the items below, all available locally.
1.Â Nautical curtain tie-back, $100, Stark, Boston Design Center.
2.Â â€śMaveâ€ť welded-iron crank table, $500, Boston Interiors.
3. â€śKnoxâ€ť small lantern and â€śRajâ€ť candleholder, $40 and $5, both Crate & Barrel.
4.Â â€śMemoire Napoleonâ€ť leather campaign chair, $2,600, grange, Boston Design Center.
5. â€śCapriâ€ť water-jet-cut stone mosaic tile. starting at $100 per square foot, DiscoverTile, Boston Design Center.
6. Jill Rosenwald ceramic lamp, $490, Twelve Chairs.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/10/oak-long-bar-and-kitchen-design/