At Norma’s in the Parker Palm Springs, swaths of orange Sunbrella fabric neatly draped from a pergola provide both shade for diners and a decorated indoor-like ambience that’s carried through with rest of the décor. Hanging more than one shade of orange helps to give the display even more dimension.
A wall of framed black-and-white historical photos takes center stage in San Francisco’s 1300 on Fillmore. These framed photos have been fitted with tiny lights to make the subjects literally glow. United by generous white mats, the artwork has been tightly hung together like puzzle pieces for a major visual impact.
A grid of grocer-inspired wire baskets keep citrus easily accessible at La Condesa in Napa Valley. Dedicating a small wall to vertical storage can be a simple way to keep fresh fruits and staples like potatoes and onions off the counter and attractively contained.
Taking advantage of the sprawling views of Big Sur, Nepenthe has fully embraced the location and positioned all of their outdoor seating to face the landscape. A long, simple wooden bar becomes a favored seat when the scenery is this fantastic.