Perched on the corner of La Jolla Boulevard and Bird Rock Avenue, Paradisaea is a haven for culinary pleasure seekers and those seduced by the laid-back vibe synonymous with California coastal culture. The owners sought out local artists to provide many of the touches/pops of vibrant color and custom materials that bring this design to life.
Paradisaea’s logo, designed by co-owner Eric Kleinbub, adorns a neon pink sign marking the entrance to Paradisaea, casting a warm glow against hand-made tiles by Josh Herman mimicking volcanic rock. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a mirrored glass beverage pillar anchoring the sandy-colored travertine and glass paneled bar. Grass cloth wallpaper and white oak battens line the surrounding walls, guiding guests past a capiz shell curtain into the main dining area. A large tropical mural painted by artist Eva Struble adorns the back wall with custom tables made by Josh Herman.
Special care was taken to honor the building’s unique mid-century geometry, while blending natural materials and textiles that exude the tranquil vibe. The contrast is apparent in the exterior geometric façade and the sweeping curve of its iconic roof shape against the whimsical yet sophisticated interiors that creates a dreamlike culinary escape.
5680 La Jolla Boulevard
Birdfood Restaurant Group / Piano Building Ventures
Zoe Kleinbub / email@example.com
Georgis & Mirgorodsky (Interiors & Design) / Arista Architects (Building Shell)