Ometeo Restaurant

Ometeo restaurant’s upscale Tex-Mex sanctuary in Virginia, designed by GrizForm Design Architects, combines rustic charm with modern elegance, featuring earthy elements inspired by Texas and Mexico for immersive dining.

As the culinary landscape evolves, so too does the realm of interior design, with a growing emphasis on creating immersive dining environments that resonate with nature. Over the past year, we’ve seen earthy interiors arise as a top interior trend in restaurant design, underscoring the biophilic movement’s influence on contemporary dining experiences.

At the forefront of this trend is Ometeo, an upscale Tex-Mex sanctuary located within the Capital One Center in Tysons, Virginia. Channeling the essence of both Texas and Mexico, Ometeo’s interior, envisioned by GrizForm Design Architects, epitomizes the harmony between rustic, earthy charm and modern elegance with elements including the following:

The main dining area features a rustic allure, with knotted wood fixtures, hand-painted tiles, and terracotta accents punctuating the space, infusing it with warmth and authenticity.

Yellow, cream, orange, and purple acoustic panels clad the walls, reminiscent of kernels of heritage corn, serving to incorporate core ingredients of the cuisine seamlessly into the visual language of the space.

In the upper mezzanine, terracotta tones and vintage furnishings beckon guests to unwind amidst curated antiquities and indigenous-inspired decor.

The hacienda-style outdoor area features woven accents and ceramic lights that intertwine with lush local fauna, sourced from both Texas and Mexico.

Ometeo stands as a testament to the enduring allure of earthy interiors, offering guests an immersive experience with subtle nods to nature and natural elements throughout. As the ever-changing definition of biophilic design becomes deeper in its transformative potential, Ometeo reimagines the use of “earthy” elements to create a sanctuary that fosters connection and harmony from the environments that it draws inspiration from.

Design: GrizForm Design Architects
Photography: Kristopher Ilich