Havana bar Seattle vestibule
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The vestibule of the Cap Hill Cuban bar is glitzy but also suggests a sense of lost prosperity and is juxtaposed by minimalist bathrooms.

Ace Hotel desk
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A 14-foot trestle table anchors the lobby at Belltown’s Ace Hotel. To achieve this unique look, steel wool was soaked in vinegar and applied to the wood. That triggers an acidic reaction, bringing out the wood’s natural tannins and blackening it.

Ace Hotel desk lamp
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Ace Hotel trestle table
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Cafe Presse floral wallpaper
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Floral wallpaper offsets the masculine edge at Cafe Presse, heightened by ceiling-high seismic beams that allow for the sandblasted brick walls to shine.

Cafe Presse dining booth
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Cure Restaurant cake display stand
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Quaint decorative elements soften the modern, concrete lines at Cure near Cal Anderson Park.

Cure Restaurant chairs
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Cure Restaurant old portraits
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Havana bar Seattle lamp
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At Havana, worn light fixtures found in Seattle and Tacoma junk stores heighten the effect of an Old World club that looked as if it had slowly fallen into disrepair.

Havana bathroom Mallet design
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Le Pichet Cafe bar stool
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The bar at Le Pichet topped with ornate zinc—reminiscent of those found in France.

Le Pichet Cafe interior wall
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Dings on the wall add to the cafe’s weathered appeal.

Le Pichet Cafe light fixtures
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Walls were painted an off-white then dry-brushed with a boat varnish on top to create a nicotine-streaked effect, giving the restaurant an aged, lived-in look.

Le Pichet Cafe
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Because people-watching is one of the principal joys of cafe hopping in Paris, mirrors are hung throughout the restaurant.

Le Pichet Cafe menu boards
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Le Pichet Cafe ornate bar design
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Havana bar Seattle vestibule
Ace Hotel desk
Ace Hotel desk lamp
Ace Hotel trestle table
Cafe Presse floral wallpaper
Cafe Presse dining booth
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Cure Restaurant cake display stand
Cure Restaurant chairs
Cure Restaurant old portraits
Havana bar Seattle lamp
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Le Pichet Cafe interior wall
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