Girly Modern Goes Rustic


Last week, we laid out our design process and shared a few photos of the raw space for the Anchor Distilling Company Penthouse Tasting Room (ADC).  This week I’ll take you on a tour through the finished penthouse.  I had such a blast working with the fun folks at Anchor and loved using the reclaimed redwood we literally pulled off their roof deck.  While using my Girly Modern style as a touchstone, I was able to incorporate a rustic, regional theme reflected through custom furniture, a signature bar, and a customer-friendly design flow. During this project, I scribbled in my sketchpad “industrial elegance.”  Let’s take a look!

Our custom rope knot pendant lights built by Dogfork Lamp Arts.

These industrial bar stools in metal and wood add a sense of casual refinement.

This custom designed bar was built by Todd Lookinland from reclaimed redwood and treated with a custom gray wash to enhance the natural texture. We had a few sets of narrow stairs to contend with, so he brought the bar in pieces and assembled it on site.

These display shelves were also custom crafted by Todd with reclaimed redwood and I added rope detailing to highlight the room’s subtle nautical theme.

The gray and yellow fabric for the throw pillows adds my signature pop of pattern to the room.

This distressed coffee table adds a bold element of shape and form to the room.  As a bonus, it can take a lot of drinks being spilled on it.

We had the classic chesterfield sofa made for the room.  I love how the vibrant yellow microfiber makes it feel modern.

For tips on how to re-create this design for your own home, check out our list of materials and sources in last week’s post.  If you would like more info on our commercial and restaurant design services, drop us an email at:  Inquires about winery design especially welcome!

Photo Credit: © Paul Rattay  |


  1. The Anchor Distillery Penthouse- what a fun project! As a craft beer enthusiast (and a definite girl’s girl!), I absolutely love the “industrial elegance” aesthetic and the fact that you were able to incorporate just the right amount of glamour. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Love the space! Where are the bar stools from?

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