A Pacific Northwest-Inspired Table Setting
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Whenever we're in Portland (Oregon, that is), we head straight to our favorite restaurant, Clyde Common, at the Ace Hotel. Located in a lofty, two-level space, the restaurant is decorated in a low-key, Army/Navy style; we especially like the towering fir-tree branches casually stuck in a glass cylinder vase in lieu of a more traditional floral arrangement. Ace Hotel veterans Jack Barron and Natasha Figueroa conceptualized and designed the interior; follow their lead with the following elements. See more at Clyde Common . Recreate the laid-back Northwest vibe with the following elements: Above: Factory Light No. 5 Rod in Black Enamel; $249 from Schoolhouse Electric. Above: Thonet Era Chair ; available in a coffee stain (shown) for $150 as well as black, white, green and red for $175 from Design Within Reach. Above: Recreate the communal-table feel of the Clyde Common with the 90.5 inch long solid European oak Big Sur Table ; $1,799 at Crate & Barrel. Above: Jasper Morrison's simple pieces for Alessi fit the Clyde Common aesthetic. Above: Jasper Morrison Glass Family Set for Alessi; starts at $34 for at set of four water glasses at Lumens. Above: Jasper Morrison's PlateBowlCup Line of sturdy bone china dinnerware for Alessi; prices range from $20 for a set of four saucers to $64 for a serving platter at Lumens. Above: In the Clyde Common interior, the designers added visual interest to the space by using tarps as wall coverings and as curtains for the entryway; 6-by-8-foot, off-white, 100-percent cotton Canvas Tarps are $33.60 at Tarps Plus. Above: The Modern Industry Stool features a scaffolded iron base and polished stainless steel seat; $195 each from Sundance. Above: These Heavy Duty Outdoor String Lights are on a waterproof rubber cord, 54 feet long with 24 light bulbs; $105 at Sival Lighting. Above L: This little Heath Ceramics Bud Vase is $22 and available in two shades of green: Olive (shown) and Avocado. Above R: Ikea's Slom Bottle with Stopper is $3.99. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 22, 2010.