One Kings Lane Advises on Restaurant Décor

Influencer video series also debuts
January 3, 2017Allison Zisko

Loring Place loungeOne Kings Lane decorated the lounge area of Loring Place’s private dining room.
NEW YORK—Since being acquired by Bed Bath & Beyond, One Kings Lane has been busy with a number of new projects, one of which has it extending into restaurant design and décor and another into video inspiration productions.

Specifically, the online retailer has designed the private dining room at Dan Kluger’s new restaurant here, and produced videos with designers and influencers such as Garance Dore and Iris Apfel.

One Kings Lane worked with Kluger on a private dining room space as well as curated art throughout his new Loring Place restaurant. In a question-and-answer series on the website, Kluger described the restaurant atmosphere as “warm, comfortable, friendly, hospitable.” One standout feature is a steel and handblown glass pendant light in the stairwell of the restaurant that was made to resemble a tree, a nod to the park across the street.

Artwork featuring nature scenes, picked out by an art buyer at One Kings Lane, line the walls. The artwork is simple, Kluger said, so it does not conflict with the food or the diners, both of which provide color and design in the room. A five-panel photographic landscape lines a private dining room downstairs.

The lounge area of the private dining room was designed by Nicole Fisher of One Kings Lane, who selected an 86-inch Topanger navy sofa, a black Mila coffee table from Mobital, a pair of Alka linen accent chairs, a pair of antelope fawn velvet pillows from Mike Seratt of The Prized Pig and a natural hair-on-hide from Saddlemans for the space. All of the pieces are available for sale at One Kings Lane.

“In talking with Nicole and [the One Kings Lane] team, we came up with the idea to create a lounge area and to try to make it a little bit of an extension of the home and play off this warm and comfortable mentality that we wanted to create,” Kluger said on the retailer’s website. “I think it’s really exciting that you can come and do dinner for 30 or 40 people, but start your night sitting on a couch with a drink in your hand while somebody passes you some hors d’oeuvres.”

One Kings Lane also debuted a video series, “A Visit With,” that kicked off during last month’s holidays and included influencers such as Iris Apfel, Putnam & Putnam, Pierre Frey and Garance Dore, who each offered lifestyle tips on varied subjects, including how to arrange a cheese plate or mix a particular cocktail.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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