Dishy Design: Interiors Inspired by Beautifully Plated Food

Dishy Design: Interiors Inspired by Beautifully Plated Food

Nancy Mitchell
Aug 9, 2016

This morning, I took a deep dive into the world of plating — food as not just a culinary, but also an aesthetic, experience. And I found myself thinking, as I looked at all these beautiful pictures of food: wow, this would make a really great room.

With unlimited resources (maybe someday!) I could have turned these plates into rooms in real life, but instead I just searched my massive treasure trove of photos for spaces whose colors (and textures) matched the beautiful things I saw on the plates. The point is: inspiration is everywhere. Do my interior delights match up to these culinary delights? You be the judge.

(Image credit: Culinary Artist Mag)

Here's a gorgeous dish by chef Yann Bernard Lejard (from Culinary Artist Mag, via their Instagram). The dark, moody background and lush jewel tones reminded me a lot of...

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

This rich, dark interior from Elle Decoration, via Apartment Therapy.

(Image credit: Araceli Paz)

A beautiful dish photographed by Araceli Paz...

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Hom)
(Image credit: My Scandinavian Hom)

And a beautifully textured all-white bedroom from My Scandinavian Home.

(Image credit: Neonscope)

Here's another plate created by Yann Bernard Lejard, this one spotted on Neonscope.

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

The dark background, framing accents in green and white, translates nicely to this living room from Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Afar)

A Native American dish at the Kai restaurant in Chandler, Arizona, spotted on Afar.

(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

Similar brilliant colors spotted in a Scandinavian interior from Hus & Hem.

(Image credit: Lakrids)

Spotted on Lakrids, a striking black and white dish with flavors of licorice, coconut and chocolate.

(Image credit: The Style Files)

Those same striking colors — and intriguing textures — find expression in this bedroom from The Style Files.

(Image credit: Bon Vivant)

Pear ice cream with black tea, from Bon Vivant.

(Image credit: Lonny)

And similar soothing colors in a soothing hallway from Lonny.

Where have you found unexpected color inspiration for your home?

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