Chez Josephine Restaurant-Color & Decor Inspiration
Room Decor & Color Inspiration: Chez Josephine, New York City
Chez Josephine, located in New York City’s magnificent theater row, is renowned for its vibrant, warm and inviting atmosphere, lively music, and its delicious French bistro style cuisine. Its decor also captures the swinging, festive and jazzy mood of 1930s’ Paris. Decorated with rich reds, deep blues, golds, striking greens, exotic furniture pieces, mirrors and chandeliers that leave a memorable mark, and, of course, artwork and theater posters depicting the amazing, talented and inimitable, Josephine Baker –namesake of the restaurant created in her honor by her sons, Jean-Claude and Jarry Baker.
I was introduced to Chez Josephine by Jamie Goldberg of Gold Notes (fantastic kitchen design blog) last February. Jamie had coordinated a fabulous and fun evening at Chez Josephine’s for a group of us who where in New York City to attend the Brizo sponsored Jason Wu Fall 2010 fashion show. I was so smitten with Chez Josephine’s cuisine, which is absolutely delish, the joyous atmosphere and by the restaurant’s decor that when I had a chance to return to New York city in May for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair I made a point to add dinner with my husband at Chez Josephine to my agenda.
There are three breathtakingly detailed painted exotic wood doors in the upstairs dining room that give the room the feeling that we are thousands of miles away from New York City – having dinner in some faraway exotic and fabulous locale. The velvet wall coverings in rich red and opulent blue give the room and extraordinary depth and warmth.
This detailed view of the doors shows off the colors that are part of the dining rooms color scheme: gold, red, green and blue.
Chez Josephine’s upstairs dining room with view of blue velvet wall covering.
Detailed view of blue velvet with gold patterned wall covering and deco style light sconces.
Another beautifully patterned painted wood door. Arched wood door painted in golden tones.
View of downstairs dining room. Love that chandelier! And live music is always on the menu at Chez Josephine. Music is one of the five design elements for creating the perfect sensory experience at home.
Striking artwork depicting Josephine Baker, in jewel tone greens, fiery reds, pinks, yellows, and blues set against a deep, ruby red velvet wall covering for high contrast and dramatic effect in the downstairs dining room.
Detailed view of the stunning chandelier. Here the red in the chandelier contrasts nicely with the blue ceiling tins.
If in New York City, make a date to visit Chez Josephine for a memorable dinner.