Finding Inspiration On the Go

A few weeks ago, on a crisp, sunny afternoon, I sat at the bar at King G in East Crossroads with my partner and had a little nosh before we headed off to a friend’s birthday party. The company was great, the garage doors were open, and the beer was cold. Equally delightful were the bar’s design elements. 

Green, black, and white with a little yellow metal has always been one of my favorite combinations, and King G has put it to good use. Running the tiles vertically behind the bar puts a nice spin on the traditional subway shape and the color is familiar, but not overdone. Unlacquered brass adds great texture without too much flash, and the pendant lights do their job without jumping for attention. 

King G’s look would translate well to a kitchen or powder room. (I wouldn’t recommend drinking in your powder room, but I won’t judge either.) The great thing about this look is that there are terrific products at every price point.

Original Style Edwardian Green tiles, $30 per square foot, available at International Materials of Design (Fox Hill Center). Merola Antic Verde tiles, $16.26 per square foot, available at Home Depot.

Tala Basalt single pendant, $259, available at West Elm (Country Club Plaza). 

Emtek Providence knob, $104, and 3-inch cup pull, $15.39, 4-inch cup pull, $ 20.49, available through Locks and Pulls (Overland Park).

Tour wine glasses, $14.95, available at Crate and Barrel (Overland Park).