Get the Look: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

How to recreate this warm, luxe space in the newly renovated Fairmont Copley Plaza.

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Photo by Michael Piazza

1. The military-style epaulets adorning the curtains evoke Boston’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. “We wanted to create pattern and light,” Lee says. “We just wanted more sunshine in the room, and more reflectivity and more energy.”

The new space, anchored by an 83-foot copper bar, is entirely open, and features details that play up the room’s Beaux Arts-style architecture. “We wanted really warm and friendly colors that looked bright, but also had an element of legacy to it,” Lee says. Get the rich, layered look in your home with the items below, all available locally.


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Photos by Scott M. Lacey

1. Nautical curtain tie-back, $100, Stark, Boston Design Center.

oak long bar + kitchen 22. “Mave” welded-iron crank table, $500, Boston Interiors.

oak long bar + kitchen 33. “Knox” small lantern and “Raj” candleholder, $40 and $5, both Crate & Barrel.

oak long bar + kitchen 44. “Memoire Napoleon” leather campaign chair, $2,600, grange, Boston Design Center.

oak long bar + kitchen 55. “Capri” water-jet-cut stone mosaic tile. starting at $100 per square foot, DiscoverTile, Boston Design Center.

oak long bar + kitchen 66. Jill Rosenwald ceramic lamp, $490, Twelve Chairs.