Don’t you think?
Aren’t you so happy when the look & feel of a restaurant are as pleasing as the food?
I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a dream come true for both Anisa and me to help design a restaurant. We say “help” because the owners have pretty stinking good taste as it is.
They own La Crema Tapas & Chocolate in Rosemary Beach, Florida, and their new restaurant, Aqua Coastal Sushi, is just across the street.
While working here last weekend, Anisa, Rosa (her new little one) and I stayed in the loft above the restaurant. We would sit on the little balcony with our computers, a glass of wine and some tapas from downstairs (the steak empanadas and La Crema salad were our faves) and people-watch.
The gorgeous people strolled up and down the cobblestone road. If you picked downtown Rosemary Beach up and placed it an old village in Europe no one would be the wiser. Even the town’s clock chimes on each hour.
I am glad our country is getting back to village greens, living where you work and eating local. How ironic that simple living is actually progressive thinking? Our great-grandparents would laugh at us.
A pic of the night we arrived.
I know our clients & Anisa and me are inspired by the simple, good life in thinking about the design for the restaurant. Wood, metal, glass, subway tile, and even Edison bulbs in the light fixtures bring us back to the days of a local general store or butcher shop. You want a restaurant to be warm, comfortable, clean, fresh, with ambient lighting and good acoustics.
minimal, industrial lighting
deep grays & creamy whites
walnut & lacquer
antique brass & iron
lucite & wood
Just all things simple & yummy, right?
Oh, but an 8-foot-tall banquette is absolutely necessary!!
The sconces will be installed a lot like the headboard below:
And super-dark walls in the bathroom with a floating wood shelf:
I now want to share some of the most beautiful restaurants:
Abattoir in Atlanta
Sarah Dorio Photography
I am seriously in love with this design.
(the mediterranean salad is my favorite)
the real chocolate chip mint ice cream will knock you out
Sarah Dorio again
She is one of my favorites!
Hope y’all are well…..