Venetian Dream: SRV’s Interior Design

The region’s finest restaurants have plenty to teach us about interior design. Here, we take a closer look at SRV, an Italian bacaro in the South End helmed by cochefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell.

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Photograph by Jared Kuzia

1. Enormous glass doors open to the enclosed courtyard, where diners can enjoy delights under the stars.

2. Luminous cut-crystal pendants hung at various heights create a festival vibe.

3. Details, such as these knotted rope dividers, communicate a handcrafted approach.

4. Painting the ceiling and joists a creamy ivory emphasizes the structure’s regular rhythm.

5. An understated chair that’s both durable and comfortable? These modern numbers fit the bill.

6. A high-backed tufted banquette in rosy red becomes an important focal point in an otherwise busy space.

7. Sturdy cast iron pedestal tables add a hint of Venetian opulence.

Read the restaurant review.