Posts tagged: color

Restaurant Interior Design – Pier 76 Fish Grill

By , August 9, 2013 8:02 pm

An Interior Finishes & Design Board helps the client envision a completed project prior to purchasing and helps finalize a concept.  This was constructed at an early phase of the project, and now seeing the final product alongside the Finishes & Design Board shows a cohesive project from conceptualization through construction!

 

We designed this fast casual seafood restaurant in downtown Long Beach, California, to have a clean ambiance with rustic details yet modern finishings to heighten the feeling of the same things in the food.  At Pier 76 Fish Grill, you’ll find just that.  A beautifully grilled piece of Barramundi with fresh grill marks, served with a side of curly kale and tomato salad or Vermont white cheddar mac & cheese, set off on a miniature stainless steel baking sheet and a waxed butcher paper.  It’s details like this that set in motion the design concept for Pier 76.

 

This was the Interior Finishes & Design Board that we put together over a year ago to help the client envision a completed project prior to making any moves.  These design boards help finalize a concept, provide options for change and create visual cohesion prior to any purchasing an not even necessarily with a specific building or space in mind.

 

Now seeing the final product alongside the Finishes & Design Board shows a project from conceptualization through construction in what we consider a successful way!

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Outdoor Patio

Custom Tables with branding creates a distinct feel that sets Pier 76 Fish Grill apart from other restaurants.

 

Details like having custom tables with branding creates a distinct feel that sets Pier 76 Fish Grill apart from other restaurants.

You see similar details in the mixing of metals such as iron, vintage steel and stainless steel, as well as the slate chair rail and wainscot that complements the high ceilings while simultaneously creating a sense of intimacy.

 

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Furniture and Finish Boards for Mediterranean Home in Newport Coast

By , November 27, 2012 12:45 pm

We recently had the opportunity to present an entire house design board for a gorgeous home in Newport Coast in Crystal Cove!  This was our first chance to really do something beautiful in Orange County for a change from the LA scenery.  The Mediterranean Villa style homes there are all breathtaking and many with an ocean view – very peaceful!

We wanted to design something that felt comfortable and warm that also coordinated with the taste of our client and the architecture of the house.  They brought in a Feng Shui expert to guide us in making thoughtful design choices throughout the process.  Please take a look at what we chose to present to our client for furniture, fabrics and finishes throughout!

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Design Board for Harris Cafe

By , August 2, 2012 2:53 pm

Hey there!  We’ve been pretty busy over here at Enliven Studios working on some fantastic projects!

This is a presentation design board for a cafe on the ground floor of an office building in the City of Industry.  It has been very exciting working with Twen Ma Architects putting together a floor plan, finishes and elevations to reflect our clients needs!  They were looking for a 1950′s inspired checkerboard diner feel combined with a modern tea and noodles type of cafe!  This was such a fun challenge because one wouldn’t think the two could come together so elegantly.

Take a look and let us know how we did on the presentation board!  We are looking forward to breaking ground and getting construction underway so you can see the finished product :)

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Harris Cafe Presentation Board

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Greenhouse Garden Supply Exterior Signage, Logo, Interior and Exterior Color

By , May 31, 2010 11:37 am

I recently had the opportunity to take over on a project for a garden supply warehouse in Sacramento, CA.  They originally had a completely different scheme, signage and logo, then hired me to make it a profitable, professional and welcoming retail space.  Previously, they had the signage proposed in a lime green as well as the trim for the exterior in a different, very unattractive lime green.  We repainted the whole exterior and I sorted out the signage and interior color scheme.  The interior photos to follow, for now – the exterior.

Opening soon: The  Greenhouse Garden Supply

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Finish Boards for Briarcliff Condos in the South Bay

By , March 16, 2010 10:59 pm

During my time at Brenda Bell & Associates,  we had this on-going project fixing up these really neat condos in the South Bay.  Each year it seemed we were making improvements on the building, whether it was the four-floor lobby remodel or the shared tenant hallways, there was always a way we could continue to make Briarcliff condos a great looking place, and a wonderful home for the tenants to come home to.  Here are some option boards that I made for their exterior hardscape & concrete designs, as well as shared tenant hallway paint and carpet designs that made this such a fun and unique project.

Hardscape Options Board

Finish Board 1

Finish Board 2

Finish Board 3

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Things I Love #2

By , March 16, 2010 5:21 pm

I am digging the graphic art by former textile designer Chariklia Zarris.  Originally stumbled upon her work on art.com while getting inspiration for artwork for one of my clients.   I can see these in anything from streamlined modern home to a high-end traditional home, or anywhere in between!  Aren’t they gorgeous??!

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