Custom Design Delight At The Anchor In Venice
The wall graphic is by NYC graffiti artist Gregory Siff. The artist incorporated the number 11 into the art in various ways because it has a special meaning to the owner.
The designer used hand-antiqued mirrors to increase the illusion of space.
The owner was insistent on having comfortable banquette seating. It was custom designed with a larger seat and a back that leans a bit more than the standard.
The rope light was the designer's idea. The metal frame is completely custom-made.
All of the bar seating was really thought-out. The designer went around town to a handful of bars with her tape measure to find out the perfect seat height-to-footrest height ratio.
The owner of The Anchor hired architect Dane Twichell and designer Sally Breer to create a lively, stylish restaurant with only 700 square feet to work with. They started by fitting an entire kitchen into a three foot space and, voilà, an open kitchen concept that makes guests feel like they are at an intimate dinner party was born.
With a New York City meets Venice vibe, every inch is maximized and really thought-out with many of the unique elements custom-made to fit the space. The star of the design is the rope light, which the owner jokes cost almost as much as his mortgage!
Visit: 235 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 664-9696