text by Dee Murphy
photography by Carla Choy
Nestled in the “barn-like” Brentwood Country Mart, FarmShop, a restaurant and market that sources from local farmers and caters to diners from the beach to the city, has become a destination for delicious food and eye-catching design (brought to you by the ever-inspiring team at Commune).
A shock of turquoise velvet benches paired with schoolhouse chairs and an eye-catching mural allow the space to reflect its intended roots, but attain a contemporary feel.
In contrast to the dining chairs, the bar stools mix industrial accents with a warmer toned wood. Pulled up to a classic marble bar… the area establishes a clean but inviting spot to grab a drink.
A communal farm-house table and benches leave no question as to the restaurant’s namesake, but the sleek design is a little less country, a little more cutting-edge.
Linen napkins, elegant white dishware and some bacon, eggs and biscuits allow you to feel right at home.
One of the chicest design details is the rope pendant lighting. Rugged, slightly whimsical, and very easy to recreate on your own!
The market, not to be outdone by the restaurant, boasts artisanal chocolate, teas, cheese and more, plus these gorgeous red go carts filled with stunning ceramic serveware (which has made a HUGE comeback as of late).
The market lighting refuses to compete with the main dining room, but instead complements it with understated (but gorgeous!) simplicity.
BYOB (Bring your own bag)… and visit this local gem the next time you’re in town!