Immigrant Food, Washington, D.C.
Chef Enrique Limardo’s culinary inspirations come from Venezuela, but his cooking is global. The restaurant has had a statement baked in from the beginning: an homage to America’s immigrant diversity. Big photos, playful colors and warm woods create a welcoming vibe.
Textures of the world
Lush color and textures from wood to textiles to tiles are stacked to a harmonious effect at Immigrant Food.
Immigrant Food’s wall hangings celebrate the textile art that tells many stories in many cultures.
The Silver Fork, Manchester, Vt.
Silverfork is an 1800s library building reborn as a Mid-Century Modern restaurant. With the design help of Wayfair Professional, the family-owned restaurant went with a smooth, softer-edge Mid-Century Modern vibe with mellow colors, low coffee tables in organic shapes and funky carved-wood lighting alongside plush banquettes and no holding back on the swath of art on the walls.
Stop the presses
At The Silver Fork, a preservationist’s careful touch is evident through the use of well-loved newspaper pages from yesteryear.
These mosaic-patterned floors draw the eye down then out into a woodsy Vermont view.
Doi Moi, Washington, D.C.
Designer Michelle Bove of DesignCase took Doi Moi from a stark, minimalist white interior to an electric setting of bold color, mixed textures and neon lighting to showcase the vibrant elements of Vietnamese culture.
Behind the curtain
You can almost hear the “click-clack” of these wooden beads, which act as a spatial partition at Doi Moi.
Soak it in
There’s a lot of the eyes to feast on, from ceiling to floor at Doi Moi.