Yesterday we posted on West Marin’s newish restaurant, Sir and Star, located in the old Olema Inn. The roadhouse-style restaurant inspired us to sleuth out the key ingredients of its stripped down, Shaker-like look (taxidermy included). For more sources (like the exterior paint color and wall sconces) see our post: A Restaurant That Channels “The Birds,” West Marin Style.
Above: Black ceilings and ornithological taxidermy in the front dining room.
Above: A waiter’s dark gray vest strikes just the right note of formal informality.
Above: Butcher paper, traditional flatware, and dinnerware from the Bay Area’s go-to source, Heath Ceramics.
Above: The ideal chair for this Shaker-influenced setting would be George Nakashima’s Straight-Backed Chair, a reintroduction of the 1946 design made for Knoll. The chair is made from solid walnut with hickory spindles for $710 from Design Within Reach. For a more modern and more affordable option, West Elm’s simple Rustic Dining Chair made from solid acacia on a metal frame is $199.
Above: The 36-inch wide Kraft Paper Roll is $33.24 from Reliable Paper. See how other restaurants like San Francisco’s Bar Agricole have used Kraft paper for a similar purpose in Tabletop: Kraft Paper as Table Runner.
Above: Rough Linen’s 24-Inch Square Napkins are made from Orkney and smooth linen and available in white or natural (shown) for $24 each, directly from Rough Linen.
Above: Crate & Barrel’s simple Halsted Flatware is stainless steel with a mirrored finish for $39.95 for the 5-piece place setting.
Above: From Heath Ceramic’s original Couple line designed in the 1940s, the rimless Coupe Dinner Plate in Chocolate Brown is $34 each. For a similar shape to the plates at Sir and Star (but in a different glaze), Heath’s Rim Dinner Plate is available in a lighter Redwood glaze for $38 each.
Above: An antique Silver Pitcher is $15 from Vintage Finds by Klose on Etsy.
Above: Glasses from Portland, Oregon-based company Bottlehood who convert empty bottles destined for landfills into recycled glassware for the table. The Clear Glass Set of 2 is $19 for the small and $24 for the large from Heath Ceramics.
Above: When Julie recently made a pilgrimage out to Sir and Star, she found herself fixated on the waitstaff uniforms: the Filson Mackinaw Wool Vest is available in charcoal, black, gray, brown, navy, forest green, and in three plaids (green/black, gray/black, and red/black) for $120. Made in the US.
Above: Fog Linen’s Square Cross Natural Apron is available through Fog Linen’s online shop. For a similar style, also the style worn by Sir and Star owner Margaret Grade, Rough Linen’s Pinafore is $70 for the adult size.