Remember when I mentioned visiting Redd Wood last month during our quick trip to Napa? It’s one of our favorites for a reason. One, the pizzas and pastas are really, really good. Two, I love how versatile it is — I’ve taken friends, family, and huge groups there. And three — and this is the thing that gets me every time — I love how the interior is decorated. You walk in and immediately think “Whoa. So cool!”.
The first time I was ever in the Redd Wood space, it was under renovation, as the adjoining hotel was going through some changes and a new chef was coming into the space to convert it into the now-pizzeria concept. I remember the next time I visited, how blown away I was by the design changes. It was a total night/day situation. And there’s one company to thank for that: Erin Martin Design. I must admit, I never knew who had designed the space until this last trip, when I saw an Instagram that Paloma published tagging Erin Martin, and I was finally able to put two and two together.
My two favorite features in the entire space? Well, minus the gorgeous black leather banquettes, the industrial lighting, and the subway tile…I adore the entire wall of tear sheets in the above photo (I took an Insta of it forever ago here). When you’re in the space, it’s so fun to look at all these magazine pages individually; together, they create some of the coolest wallpaper you’ve ever seen — a beautiful mess, for sure.
Second favorite feature: the incredible beverage/flatware station in the center of the main dining room. How awesome is that gold pendant, and the waterfall marble feature over the reclaimed draftsman cabinet? The first time I ever saw it, I was wowed, and it still gets me every time.
Here’s a shot of the bar area. I love how the design is both industrial, modern, organic, and still really sexy and inviting.
If you are in the area, you must pay Redd Wood a visit! Great food, great people, and incredible ambiance. Oh, and PS — Erin Martin Design has a showroom in St. Helena. It’s filled with all kinds of wonders — some zany, some sensible, all worth seeing. Here are a few more favorite images from Erin Martin projects: Read more »