Fettle: Draycott Brasserie
Posted on April 01 2019
Interior architecture and design practice, Fettle, showcase the studio’s first project in the USA; The Draycott brasserie, located in LA’s Sunset Boulevard.
LA and London based design studio Fettle has designed The Draycott; a European-inspired brasserie with a beautiful Californian twist. Located in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, the flagship restaurant, by acclaimed restaurateurs Matt and Marisa Hermer, evokes a sense of nostalgia of a grand European brasserie mixed with a vibrant flair and mesmerising colour palette that has been inspired by its Californian location. With impressive views inside and out and Fettle's remarkable attention to detail, The Draycott is already making a name for itself as the design orientated dining destination to visit.
The Draycott prides itself on bespoke design with meticulous attention to detail. Every piece of furniture in the restaurant has been custom designed by Fettle, ensuring it matches the exact vision and use for the interior. Signature designs include the marble-topped bar in the heart the space with surrounding elements of the interior being symmetrically positioned to create high visual impact with a strong sense of uniformity and organisation. The impressive dining chairs used throughout the restaurant take their inspiration from the traditional brasserie chair, enhanced and customised by its rich tan leather upholstery with added arm pads and stud-work detail.
The studio has used a fresh yet bold colour palette, referencing the restaurant's location, creating a wonderful Californian ambience throughout. Stand-out design details include the coral-coloured coffered pink ceiling with detailed cornice-work that sits alongside beautiful leather upholstery in mustard and opulent green tones. The studio pairs multiple textures and finishes together, often in a two-tone style to add depth and character to furniture designs. An example of this is the bar stools. The seat of the stool is upholstered in leather, providing a subtle reflection of light while the back pad uses mohair in a similar hue. The matte finish of the mohair creates an elegant yet soft contrast to complete the design. Simple white walls, framed with decorative mouldings provide a canvas for a continually evolving collection of local and European art to be displayed.
Featuring two large gold frame French mirrors and vintage glass chandeliers, The Queen's Room is a private dining experience that can cater for up to 26 individuals. Salmon pink drapery adorns the interior's large windows that allow natural light to flood the private dining space. Golden hues of the upholstery, accessories and lighting encapsulate fine dining and grandeur on an intimate scale, away from the buzz of the main restaurant and bar.
The terrace embraces the impressive Californian weather, providing a space for guests to wine and dine outside all year round. Overlooking Palisades Village Park, the garden contains all the comforts of the central restaurant interior, from the upholstered booth seating to the brass pendant lighting. Fettle oriented the Riviera café style seating to look out over the terrace from the interior. Within the restaurant, every seat has a view of either of the impressive bar, the terrace or the park beyond.
Fettle's ability to combine two luxurious worlds have set the bar high, creating a style-conscious dining destination where its guests immediately feel at home. The beautiful colour pallets and attention to the smallest of details showcase the restaurant's ability to provide more than a service but an entire experience.