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Taking the je ne sais quoi of a French bistro and merging it with the “I don’t give a darn tootin’” of Texas cowboy culture might sound tough, but for Rottet Studio, the challenge laid down by French-born chef Philippe Schmit was nothing but inspiring. The result, Houston’s Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, is an expert layering that moves from the casual vibe of its street level to the air of refinement that pervades its second-floor private dining rooms. “The deeper you delve into the spaces, the greater the formality that’s unveiled,” says Rottet Studio principal and founder Lauren Rottet of her first standalone restaurant. Connecting the two levels, an antiqued

silver mirror—stretching 30 feet tall and lined with small shelves holding electric candles—does double duty. It appears funky and sexy in the downstairs lounge, but glamorous and elegant in the series of drawing room spaces upstairs. The downstairs dining room features Western touches like stained concrete floors, rustic wood, and stools upholstered in cowhide mixed with classic French motifs like a rich red banquette, a zinc bar, marble tables, and wood café chairs. Upstairs, the mood shifts, thanks mainly to the incorporation of vintage illustrations of French period architectural elements like columns and pediments that have been enlarged into murals lining the walls. Culled from the personal collection of

Above: An open staircase links Philippe’s lower level, where rustic furnishings and finishes prevail, to the second floor, where French-inspired furnishings and finishes define the more formal dining spaces. Left: A “chandelier” of drapery hand-fringed and layered in an undulating ribbon pattern defines the upstairs main dining room. Opposite page, from top: A massive framed mirror inscribed with French phrases alludes to the roots of the restaurant’s chef; enlarged images of French period architectural elements on the walls add an air of refinement to the upper level dining spaces. www.hospitalitydesign.com
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From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
Sketchbook
Competition
Interview
Interview
Profile
Seating
Lighting
Malibu Inn
GT Fish & Oyster
Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
Café 501
Manhattan Beach Post
At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa
Estadio
Back Space
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