Nothing Something’s interior design & branding mixes authentic Brooklyn warmth with an earthy, American Hudson river elegance. Branding moments throughout the interior reference the restaurant’s namesake, Rose Harper. Rose was a famously aggressive businesswoman who invented what we know today as Direct Mail Advertising. Much like Don Draper, Rose notoriously drank Scotch whiskey throughout her workday. Harper's interior program uses tables with inlayed vintage Scotch whiskey crate panels, custom made light fixtures from U.S. Postal Service conveyor belts, early 20th century wood bricks, a blackened & waxed poured concrete bar, hand-dyed floors, and bathrooms wallpapered in advertisements from Mrs. Harper’s era.
“Twenty-five miles up the Hudson River is Harper’s Restaurant and Bar. Focusing on farm-to-table cuisine, enhanced with artisanal cocktails that would be at home in any Williamsburg, Brooklyn bar, this sophisticated Dobbs Ferry restaurant stands apart for its commitment to freshness. This is served up in an old tavern with a farmhouse feel -– distressed wood, wallpaper made from old newspaper ads, and a gorgeous blue room that makes diners feel like they are sitting in a Van Gogh painting come to life.” -GOURMET