Cool Restaurant Interiors: Charlotte Bistro

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Charlotte Bistro's chef/owner, Elida Villaroel, describes the décor of her Coral Gables restaurant as homemade. The work of she and her husband, the small, homey space could very well have been taken out of the pages of Design Sponge.

Black and white tile floors contrast against mismatched chairs, some in bright pinks and greens. Patterned red and cream wallpaper covers parts of the walls, while a small back wall is entirely covered in paper featuring Marie Antoinette. Mirrors are also everywhere, in many shapes and sizes, interspersed with paintings along the side walls and looking over the dining room in the wall above the restaurant's entrance.

Dim lighting from hanging lamps and candles on the tables give the place a romantic, cozy feel at night. It's sweet and charming.

Charlotte Bistro
264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


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