Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Restaurant Confidential - The mess and the hunt


As we all know, 
with any renovation project...


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you gotta put up with the mess
to get to the good part - the rebuilding.

But that's fine with us because it means progress!

As the old tiles come out, we're on the other side of town
hunting down quirky details for the interior,



...like this vintage bar.
Yes, it has tacky velvet insets now, 
but oh, how it could be transformed!  
Maybe the host station?





I'm lovin' this mid-century lighting trio!
Just the right vibe we're going for - 
Classy casual with a sense of humor thrown in.




Great green glaze on this planter and the iron 
handles give it a nice aged look.  Hmmm....
patio or front entrance?




Onward to the salvage warehouse 
where you can find literally everything from a sofa
to a kitchen sink!
They even have this cool lighting section.
It's all there, from rustic industrial chic to 
ultra modern.  
I'm thinking about stirring it up with a mix of lighting styles
throughout the restaurant.
I envision pools of light that create a
cozy, relaxed atmosphere where you want to linger...

 You're not going to want to miss my next post!
I'll fill you in on the restaurant concept
AND...
the name! 




"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"









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