Cafe Clover

I have always been a big fan of designer and creative genius Steven Gambrel.  I recently took my team to lunch at Cafe Clover, a quaint restaurant in West Village, to see Gambrel’s design in person and enjoy some down time and good food.

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The interior blend of robins egg blue, iconic black, greige and white encompass the space with fabulous lighting fixtures throughout.  The walls look amazing, featuring custom millwork inset with smokey antique mirrors with eglomise bordered detail.  The curved upholstered banquette has a rolled detail at the back rest.  There’s an echo of the bordered concept on the table tops which is also reflected in the ceiling.   I love the play on geometric shapes – rectangular, square, and even circular in the oversized ceiling sculpture.  Check out how the stunning bar!

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From our table, we had a perfect view of the entire space.  All of the doors and windows were open, making this great connection between the inside and out.

It’s nice to explore and appreciate places right in your own back yard.  I’m so drawn to the idea of learning from interesting design and being inspired by what I see.  What beautiful places are near your home?