Taking its cues from the subdued desert landscape of its surroundings, the Salted Pig is Riverside, Calfornia’s first-ever gastropub. Cast in deep crimson hues and pops of teal, the new expansive eatery translates its context through a paired back yet emphatically eclectic scheme.
Elements of midcentury modernism intersect with hints of Memphis revival while pre-existing art deco and industrial architectural details are given new life. This clever fusion represents a recent shift in vanguard American interior design, in which both maximalist and minimalist styles converge. As seen in and more and more projects, the latter approach to design is used to frame the former, which is often expressed in richly textured materials and iridescent finishes.
The new Salted Pig sits within the recently renovated Imperial Hardware Lofts multi-use complex and is set to become something of a community hub. The double-height space formerly housed an antique store. To exude the qualities of a rustic public house while also applying a contemporary aesthetic, Project M Plus principals McShane and Cleo Murnane opted for a warm, multi-textural color and material palette.