Eater Awards Design of the Year Readers’ Choice Winner: DTB

 
 

“With polished concrete floors and natural wood, the look is at once modern and warm. Objects, like oysters shells and pock-marked metal balls found near Bayou du Large off LA-1, hang from the ceiling, forming a kind of wall that separates the entrance from some tall tables meant for cocktails.”

 
 

“The new Uptown restaurant DTB opened in a former store on Oak Street in March with an upscale casual design”

 
 

“Designer Valerie Legras traveled along the bayou to gather decor elements like 300-pound steel wheels used to reel in fishing nets, which hang from the ceilings”

 
 

“The decor, which you might call "swamp chic," was created by architect Brooks Graham and designer Valerie Legras.”

 
 

“DTB will bring the old bayou country to the city, combining rustic and natural elements with modern, polished décor”

 
 

“This new coastal, Cajun spot on Oak Street puts a creative (but respectful) spin on the Cajun canon"

 
 

“The laidback, convivial atmosphere has been crafted by locally based interior designer Valerie Legras and  architect Brooks Graham, and channels the old Louisiana coastal country with rustic and natural elements and polished, modern décor.”

 
 

"Today, Valerie Legras, a native French designer living in New Orleans who has renovated homes in Holy Cross, talks about her renovation of a shotgun in the 7th Ward"