The Fat Radish – Front Redesign

This winter, Phil from The Fat Radish hired me to redesign the front of his restaurant. The front was originally a coffee and juice bar, but he wanted to fill it with people at lunch and dinner. Seeing that The Fat Radish is English-themed with a bit of adventure, I took inspiration from the classic English dresser with a mix of an explorer’s den, shown by the props in the cabinets – old tools, a vintage camera, antique trophies & headphones, paintbrushes & bottles of whiskey. I also created a drinks rail & large world map to finish the set.

We built a chef-height table for 6 out of oak & pickled it. Then painted the simple stools a chalky grey paint. I chose chalky/milky paints for the dresser & drinks rail as well, continuing with that country English feel.

Before:

  

I’ve really enjoyed making these leather handles and loops for various jobs. They are very easy to create and get better looking the more they’re used. Also inexpensive – get leather scraps from your local fabric shop and make cuts with a simple blade & straight edge. Secure with brass screws or roofing nails.

  

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2 Responses to The Fat Radish – Front Redesign

  1. Georgie says:

    Hi Kate,

    I am an interior design student and I adore the wall mounted seats at the eating counter. I would like to use something similar in a room I am designing for my final project. Where are they from ? What are the dimensions? I would so appreciate your help.

    • Hi Georgie, thanks for the comment. These were not purchases, but fabricated with a ‘screw & bolt’ idea by a local metal worker. Hope this helps… good luck with your final project! -Kate

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