We recently found ourselves in good fortune, enjoying the fine culinary offerings of Patina, a Michelin star awarded restaurant inside the Disney Concert Hall (the effervescent citrus sorbet shaped like an egg yolk and served upon a spoon was something we soon won't forget). When we weren't oohing and ahhing over our gastronomic offerings, we spent a great time admiring the beautifully sculpted ceilings that gently lit the room with warm, indirect lighting. Food presentation, like decor, depends upon proper staging and lighting. The result was a dining room that was both intimately lit, but also comfortable enough to inspect what we were enjoying on our plates. If one day we're fortunate enough to design our own home, we'd want to mimic the effect in a long hallway, or even a bedroom (curves=sexy).
[photo: Tales of an LA Addict / Abby]
The surrounding walls also featured an unusual treatment, covered in a wood surface that undulated outward, like tree grown drapery caught in time, continuing the curves from up above. It all made for one beautiful night out, eating a delicious meal inside a delicious space. Hopefully we'll return soon to ask the courteous staff about some of the specifics of the architectural details. This first time, admittedly we were a bit star struck with the food and experience of it all. Must have been all the curves.