Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has recently reinvented Café Boulud’s look through elegance, simplicity and midcentury design. This Café is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, Toronto.
“I didn’t want this restaurant to feel formal. I wanted it to be an environment in which you can unwind and enjoy” he said. The new scheme incorporates midcentury-style pieces with a contemporary twist. Dining chairs, which are meant to recall the 1950s, feature red ruched-leather upholstery. Cozy ribbed banquettes alternate between tan and green leather with coordinating tweed detailing.
Overhead, bespoke fixtures made of globe lights and oval sconces are inspired by those of midcentury designer Angelo Lelli. Walnut paneling and molding—complemented by high-gloss green lacquer and Hermès wallpaper in a delicate blue herringbone pattern—add to the richness of the space.