Designed by Roman and Williams, the Ace Hotel's oyster bar is part Harry-Potter-Ministry-of-Magic, part Grandpa's basement bar, and part industrial chic. Although at first glance the late night shellfish spot might seem too New York hipster to recreate at home, a similar style could be very cool in the right dining room or bar area, and our source list includes some very affordable finds for anyone willing to try this look.
Subway tiles can be found on the cheap at places like Home Depot, or look for them online at Cool Tiles or BuyTile.com. A thick slag of cherry butcher block makes a simple, timless countertop — find it for less at megastores like Lumber Liquidators or IKEA. You can fake early-1900s architectural details with flexible, paintable molding from Outwater, while wall-mounted Vintage View wine racks create abundant storage for green glass bottles. Lastly, the most distinctive detail — the tufted bar stools — can be found through restaurant suppliers like Chicago-based Richardson Seating.
• Black Gloss Subway Tile at BuyTile.com, $17/sf
• Mirrored Glass Shelves at Jesse Shapiro & James Glass Corp. in the Bronx, NY
• American Cherry Williamsburg Butcher Block Countertop at Lumber Liquidators, $80
• Outwater Architectural Molding
• 6500 Series Bar Stools at Richardson Seating
• Barn Light Max Pendant from Barn Light Electric, $259
• Vintage View Wine Racks, $62 each
• Wine Refrigerators at Compact Appliance, starting at $200
MORE INFO: The Ace Hotel New York
Photos 1-4: Roman and Williams