Home Studios’ Latest Restaurant Interior, All Rounded Corners and Soft Textures, Invites You to Literally Take the Edge Off
At Theodora, a new restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn’s Home Studios has perfected the cozy but airy welcoming interior. For Tomer Blechman’s (of Miss Ada and Nili) latest outing, Home Studios took their cues from Theodora’s Mediterranean-inspired menu and created a simple-looking yet highly thoughtful environment. Literally underscoring the idea that Theodora is a convivial place where you might relax and take the edge off, most of the surfaces here are rounded and curved, from the tabletops to the bar to the cutest sextet of ribbed-glass porthole windows. An open-fire kitchen anchors the 76-seat dining room, which is calming and neutral-toned but full of texture: aged and raked plaster walls by Ben Lai, ceppo di gres stone tabletops, mosaic and zellige tiles, oak banquettes and vintage highback chairs. Kimmy Quillen’s mural draws you in, as do the terracotta tile floors as you enter and the terrazzo-like base trim throughout. Storefront windows and several skylights let in plenty of natural light, while wavy-edge ceramic and blackened steel pendant lamps and ceramic wall sconces, both produced in collaboration with Ben and Aja Blanc, warmly illuminate the space in the evening. Old World charm meets modern comfort and style.
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