This space was previously a dark and moody downtown lounge. After making some challenging decisions on design, BBID’s objective was to retain the base finishing’s as much as possible while creating a light and open diner concept. All the dark wood paneling was painted out. Inspired by the chefs use of farm to table ingredients, BBID capitalized on natural elements including décor that captured his use of home-grown organics. Shelves, tables and surfaces were all finished with reclaimed wood, giving a rustic touch to a polished diner area. The outcome perfectly embodied the Chefs rural roots while retaining a downtown dining experience.