We’ve posted before about West Marin 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.
Alexa Hotz for Remodelista. Above: Black ceilings and ornithological taxidermy in the front dining room. Above: A waiter’s dark gray vest strikes just the right note of formality. Above: And Kraft paper channels an appealing informality. Above: Traditional flatware and understated dinnerware, in black. Steal This Look 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 $874 from Design Within Reach. For a more rustic and affordable option, try Pottery Barn’s Benchwright Dining Chair, for $299. Above: The 15-inch wide Kraft Paper Roll is $23.89 from Staples. 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 five colors, including white (shown); $24 each, directly from Rough Linen. Above: From Heath Ceramic’s original Couple line designed in the 1940s, the rimless Coupe Dinner Plate in Onyx 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 for $40 each.