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Villanelle Opens in New York

Will Speros • March 20, 2017

Photography by Oleg March

New York-based firm Wid Chapman Architects has completed the new 54-seat eatery Villanelle in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The inviting, sundrenched eatery installs country elements into the cozy urban setting with an abundance of wood variations including teak barstools, midcentury teak chairs, and quarter-sawn oak tables and floors.

The 75-foot-long dining room features a whitewashed brick wall that functions as the restaurant’s focal point. The 10-seat white Carrara marble bar links the front and back dining areas with a rear banquette extending out from the wall. The muted gray stained oak floors and millwork anchor the understated color palette, while an L-shaped pine wall and ceiling at the bar convey deeper definition. Interconnecting brass bars and glass shelves compose the backbar. Concealed lighting and brass-framed mirrors accentuate and expand details of the design.

An original digital nature panorama from Austin-based artist Ysabel LeMay will grace one wall for a subtle color accent.