Located in Austin, Texas, laV Restaurant and Wine Bar is a beautiful place. Designed by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and interior designer Susan Ferrier, laV epitomizes the concept of sophisticated dining.
Owners Ralph and Lisa Eads had a vision for laV centered around the idea of creating distinct rooms within the restaurant — casual outdoor dining, energetic wine bar, sophisticated lounge, welcoming dining room, and an elegant private wine room. The overall atmosphere is warm and captivating.
The architecture and the grand scale of LaV are beautiful but intimate, like a home. I love the tufting and the height of the banquettes. The haziness to murals creates a European flair, but mixed with an industrial vibe. The atmosphere is so sultry — I feel like I could stay there for hours. I love how they mix traditional lanterns with clusters of glass globes for a kind of yin and yang effect that works so well. There’s such a calming palette with tones of moss and taupe. It reminds me of wanting to be home.