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Westward Ho in Seattle

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 26, 2015 01:25 AM
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by Sarah Lonsdale last modified May 25, 2015

Channeling Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic mixed with a dash of vintage yacht club, chef Josh Henderson and designer Matthew Parker of the Huxley Wallace Collective have created Westward, a restaurant and oyster bar on Seattle's Lake Union with views across the water to downtown. The duo relied on a coterie of local designers to finesse the nautical notes.  Abvoe: The 25-feet-bar was created from a slice of a ship and anchors (no pun intended) the restaurant. Created by local art fabricators Electric Coffin, several of the compartments are crafted into a quirky diorama. The drum lighting shades are made of recycled sailcloth, and the white ceramic lights in the shape of buoys are from local firm  Fleet Objects .  Above: Restaurant staff wear  St. James boat shirts and other marine attire. Above: The food served is Northwest-meets-the-Med. Above: In the oyster bar, pilings are used as pillars with brightly painted cleats for hanging coats. Above: The Little Gull Grocery in the oyster bar has shelving suspended by rope. Above: Strung rope serves as a screen of sorts. Above: Portraits of various captains in history decorate the restaurant (Captain Kirk and Bill Murray as Captain Steve Zissou, included). Above: Adirondack chairs line the shore of Lake Union, and diners gather around a large fire pit surrounded by a ring of oyster shells. Downtown Seattle rises in the distance.   Above: Nautical rope is used as outside decor. Above: The restaurant has a 150-foot dock for boaters to drop by. Inspired by the maritime look? See our Steal This Look on another Seattle favorite, The Walrus and the Carpenter .  For more of our Seattle stops, consult our City Guide . And take a look at life on nearby Bainbridge Island in The New Homesteaders . More Stories from Remodelista The Off-the-Grid Riverside Cabin, Rental Edition Current Obsessions: A View of One's Own Macramé Revisted: Cafe Gratitude in Downtown LA






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