Bold Statement: Osso Restaurant and Lounge Decor

With his latest creation, Osso Restaurant & Lounge, restaurateur Alex Myrick worked with renowned designer Francois Frossard to forge a striking marriage between old and new. Here, he shares creative insight into his new hot spot at NC Music Factory



1. “The space itself is unique because of its age and pedigree; the wood on the walls was recovered from an old barn, and the floor is the building’s original floor.”


2. “The edgy chandeliers and ceiling fans are the most talked-about pieces by our guests. They offer a stark contrast to the warmth of the ‘older’ design elements. The designer chose the stock images on the fan blades.”


3. “The floor-to-ceiling ‘bones’ are decorative elements chosen by the designer to separate the lounge from the dining room. They also helped to create the name Osso.  The Italian word ‘osso’ translates to ‘bone’ in English.”


4. “With the design and décor, we focused on blending the modern world with the old world. For example, we have glamorous, rounded-back Venetian chairs and Oriental rugs sharing space with straight-edge, modern couches.”

5. “The cowhide benches were selected because they work well with the real barn wood on the walls. The pattern is continued on the beams on the walls and ceiling to reinforce the effect.”
 

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