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Issue 30 · Summery Kitchens · July 30, 2014

LA Style Lands in Marin County

Issue 30 · Summery Kitchens · July 30, 2014

Let's be honest: Northern California's Marin County is fab in many ways. World's most beautiful landscape? Check. Birthplace of the mountain bike and the hot tub? Check. Stomping ground of the Grateful Dead? Check. But the restaurant scene has been lackluster. Until recently.

LA import Farmshop, located in the revamped Marin Country Mart, has upped the ante. The food is noteworthy, but we're more interested in the interiors, designed by Commune.

Photography by Mariko Reed, unless otherwise noted.

Farmshop Noguchi Light Remodelista

Above: A lounge area exudes midcentury cool.

Farmshop Polished Concrete Floors Remodelista

Above: Another view of the private dining area.

Farmshop Dining Room Remodelista

Above: The main dining room features Commune's trademark (and hard-to-pin-down) sense of cool.

Farmshop Marin Dining Table Mural Remodelista

Above: School chairs against an agrarian photo mural. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Farmshop Marin Mural Dining Table Remodelista

Above: Teal velvet banquettes. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Farmshop Sliding Door Remodelista

Above: Cool polished concrete floors.

Farmshop Dining Room Heath Tile Remodelista

Above: Tiling by Heath Ceramics, in Sausalito.

Farmshop Marin Dining Tables Remodelista

Above: A view of the bar seating. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Farmshop White Tiled Counters Remodelista

Above: Heath's textured subway tiles.

Farmshop Marin Grill Remodelista

Above: The wood-burning hearth. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Farmshop Marble Counter Remodelista

Above: A view of the precision detailing.

Farmshop Marin Oven Remodelista

Above: Fire cooking in action. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Farmshop  Marin Wood Burning Oven Remodelista

Above: For more, go to Farmshop. Photograph by Katie Newburn.

Below: Farmshop is in Larkspur, a ferry ride away from San Francisco.

Marin's Most Beautiful Office Space features the office of Marin Country Mart owner (and mastermind) Jim Rosenfield. The mart is also spotlighted in Steal This Look: A Patriot's Post Office. Another Marin hub that we recommend: Sir and Star (see A Restaurant that Channels The Birds).

Have you cast your vote today for the 2014 Remodelista and Gardenista Considered Design Awards? Vote for the finalists of your choice every day through August 8; we'll announce the winners August 9.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 23, 2013, as part of our issue The Nonchalant Kitchen.



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