Liverpool’s Milanese-style San Carlo restaurant has been reborn through a masterful refurbishment by design studio Fettle, which drew inspiration from northern Italy’s coastline. The color palette, a blend of greens, blues, and pinks, is softened by contrasting materials like timber, brass, and marble, and patterned upholstery crafted from mohair and leather. Custom lighting casts an intimate glow, while colorful terrazzo flooring and high-gloss timber paneling add touches of charm. The furniture, mirroring the grandeur of Milanese villas, and abstract murals by Los Angeles–based artist Jessalyn Brooks, complete the transformation. The former onsite bank vault has been converted into the glimmering Rosa Room. The tagliolini lobster? The regular-favorite dish is back along with a slew of new delights.
An Italian Staple in Liverpool Shows Off a New Sheen
Drawing inspiration from the Italian coastline, Fettle imbues San Carlo’s latest outing with blush tones and an intimate ambiance.BY NATE STOREY August 23, 2023