Redd Wood in Yountville
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A new pizzeria in Napa Valley channels a rustic industrial vibe, thanks to designer Erin Martin. Redd Wood , which opened earlier this year in Yountville, is the latest venture from chef-owner Richard Reddington (of Michelin-starred Redd further up the street). Though his menu is inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Reddington gave interior designer Erin Martin a clear design directive when it came to the interiors: We are not in Tuscany. This is the first restaurant project for Martin, who is known for her residential interiors in Napa and Sonoma. We've admired Martin's work before, and here again her signature mix of styles has hit the proverbial nail on the head. Any restaurant from a Michelin-starred wine country chef will be upscale despite its best efforts, but whimsical touches like handwritten quotes on the wall add a note of spontaneity. For more information, go to Redd Wood . Above: Though its part of the North Block Hotel (formerly Hotel Luca), the designers wanted Redd Wood to look and feel like a separate space. Above: A custom light by Martin hovers above a live-edge bench. Above: Tufted leather banquettes read "men's club" while the red striped napkins are more rustic. Above: The custom brass pendant lights were designed by Erin Martin. Above: Martin loves a DIY touch, like quotes handwritten on wood lathe lining the walls. Above: The mailbox (L) is an homage to the Mondavi wine family and their Wappo Hill estate; a peek into the charcuterie room (R) from the main dining space.