If you've been to Gitane, you've undoubtedly been impressed by their carefully crafted cocktails and those ridiculous bacon bonbons stuffed with goat cheese (and yes, they are even better than they sound). But the real star of the show continues to be the interior. While much of it is a bit over the top to replicate at home, the bathroom remains a space I would gladly put into my home as is.
Designed by Mr. Important Design, the warm, eclectic and glam interior of Gitane "integrates vibes from three separate decades — the Euro-themed 50's, Hippie-Driven 60's and Big Bling 70's." While the entire restaurant is swathed in bold wallpaper, luxe fabrics and romantic furniture, the bathroom provides a relaxing sanctuary. The tile work in the bathroom is the first thing that caught our eye. A floor to ceiling geometric pattern like this could easily overwhelm a space, but since it's kept to the lower portion of the wall it adds a nice contrast to the softer more feminine upper half of the wall. The other attentions to detail are just as spectacular...we love the "frame" for the mirror, the Art Nouveau-ish chandelier and the studded detailing on the door. To see more images of Gitane, visit Yatzer: Gitane by Mr. Important in San Francisco. (Image credits: Jeff Dow / Mr. Important)