Get the Look: French Country

Enter a French country space and you’ll feel like you’ve strolled into the heart of Provence. Inspired by the French countryside—especially the Provence region—French country decor is a balance of elegant and rustic. “The core essence is a refined elegance that is humbled by bringing in aspects of nature such as weathered and white-washed wood, […]

Get the Look: Art Deco

Wish you could add some Great Gatsby glam to your restaurant, bar, or event space? Inspired by the exuberance, glamour, and eclectic style of the Roaring ‘20s, Art Deco is the epitome of luxury! Glossy woods, slick metal finishes, lush leathers, jewel tones, exotic embellishments, and geometric patterns are only a few of the features […]

6 Top Restaurant Design Firms

In our last post, we discussed how great design can make a big difference in customers’ dining experiences. One way to ensure great design is to hire a great design company. Not sure where to start? No worries. We’ve rounded up a list of Top San Diego firms. It includes companies that will help you […]

3 Design Fails and Our Easy Fixes

Want to know the secret ingredient that can burn your bottom line—before customers take a sip, or bite? It’s design! Poor design can be a recipe for disaster. Design Basics Some key restaurant and bar design elements include lighting, music, layout, bathroom fixtures, and flooring. These visual statements and subtle touches give a space ambiance […]

Optimizing Drive-Thrus With Cash Register Counters

Drive-thru is back and better than ever! And it’s not just being used by fast-food companies. Fast-casual chains like Panera and Chipotle have also added drive-thru to select locations.  Why Customers Prefer Drive-Thru COVID-19 may have scared Americans away from restaurants, but drive-thru is bringing them back. Many customers simply feel safer in their cars. […]

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Hostess Stand Ideas to Suit Your Style

Your furniture should complement your restaurant’s décor. Sounds simple enough, yet sometimes it’s tricky to get right. Luckily, we have some pro tips that will help you get creative with hostess stand ideas and refine your furniture search for your restaurant design or redesign. Stick to Your Goals You can avoid mismatched pieces by sticking […]

Outdoor Dining in Indianapolis, IN, USA

Create a Pop-Up Patio Paradise

COVID-19 has led to restrictions on indoor dining. But here’s the good news! These limitations have launched an outdoor dining renaissance. Cities across the country are allowing restaurants to add or expand street-side dining with pop-up patios and parking lot tables. In some urban hotspots like Pasadena and New York governments are even closing miles […]

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How to Be a Holiday Hotspot

Christmas, New Year’s… Here come the holidays—and the holiday parties! During the season retailers earn from 20% – 40% of their yearly income, while restaurants and other venues boost profits hosting holiday celebrations for offices, businesses and families. Right now, these customers are planning their celebrations and deciding which establishment should host them. When they’re […]

Get the Look: Shabby Chic

Next up in our design blog series, shabby chic! We’ll make it easy for restaurant managers by walking you through the basics of creating this look—whether you’re launching a new space or reinventing an old one. Why Go Shabby Chic? Not sure yet if you want to commit to a shabby chic vibe for your […]

Rustic Design Theme

Get the Look: Rustic Design

What do you picture when you hear the words “rustic design”? Wedding celebrations in a refurbished barn? Mason jar centerpieces? Exposed wooden beams? To many, rustic design is simply modern country. An eclectic yet inviting mix of natural, unrefined elements with a sophisticated modern sensibility. It embraces organic imperfections, coziness, and contrast. Imagine modern zinc-and-marble […]