SubscribeAvailable Now
Annette Restaurant in Stanley Marketplace. Photo by Jonny Marlow

Delicious Design: Annette

At Stanley Marketplace's celebrated new restaurant, handcrafted design elements add extra warmth to the wood-fired menu.

|

When chef Caroline Glover dreamed of opening her first restaurant, she pictured a snug, intimate spot—a vision she shared with husband-and-wife design team, Christian Butler and Rebecca Peebles, as she prepared to launch Annette, a showplace for her “scratch-to-table” cuisine. “She told us she wanted patrons to feel like they’re coming to her house to share a meal,” Butler says. So imagine the duo’s surprise when Glover took them to aviation-factory-turned-retail-project Stanley Marketplace and told them the cavernous space would be the site of her new restaurant. To soften the room’s concrete and steel bones, the designers set to work sourcing textural, handcrafted furnishings and finishes: custom-built walnut tables that are sturdy and simple, a metal room divider with punched-out flowers (hand-drawn and cut by Peebles), and a woven fabric installation that doubles as an accent wall and sound absorber. Meaningful mementos, including photographs and artwork from Glover’s grandfathers, add a personal touch. Washed in natural light during the day (and a comforting glow at night), the space embodies Glover’s vision—and is the perfect accompaniment to Annette’s inventive and approachable menu.

Spring Adventuring

Newsletter Signup

Keep me up to date on the latest trends and happenings around Denver. 5280 has a newsletter for everyone. Sign Up