When going out to eat in a restaurant, good reviews are not only determined by the food, the internal environment of the restaurant plays a very important role in the entire eating process. Knowing how to create an environment that complements the interior architecture of the menu and space is not an easy task.

From defining the furniture of the restaurant to choosing a color palette and lighting plan, we will share our recommendations.

7 things to consider when designing a restaurant
Our case study in David Collins Studio’s commercial project portfolio directly explored the art of restaurant decoration and refined it into seven core areas.

Choose an eye-catching palette
Like many domestic projects, the color schemes on the restaurant’s creative theme list are similar.

“In restaurants, the choice of colors has always been so bold. In the living room or dining room, because there are only a few pieces of furniture, the color chosen will make people feel “conspicuous”; while in the dining room environment , The volume of furniture, accessories and light sources are much larger, so it will be distracting. Color. This is the reason for encouraging bravery and exploring colors.” Linda said.

Therefore, the color of the restaurant can also become a hot topic. In some larger institutions, it can serve as a tool for defining different areas. David Collins Studio uses color as a trademark in many high-end projects, such as the Blue Bar at Berkeley or the Heather cashmere wall at The American Bar at Gleneagles. So the color becomes the icon of the restaurant in question.

Also remember to think carefully about how they sit together during the day and how they evolve when night falls when making color decisions, and verify that they rely on the luminosity of candles and lamps.

Master the functional layout
“The floor plan of the restaurant will give an impression of atmosphere. Keep the tables spread out so that everyone who comes to eat here feels isolated, and the guest experience will be a sense of privacy.

“On the other hand, stacking the tables tightly together is a manifestation of joy and liveliness. When determining the layout of the restaurant, you need to decide what kind of atmosphere you want to create,” explains Linda Holmes, LuxDeco’s interior design director.

However, the restaurant room plan also has a purely functional aspect. David Collins Studio has always emphasized the importance of providing a clear operational layout for the free movement of employees and customers. Traffic should flow seamlessly. When the bottleneck is immediately apparent, this leads to embarrassment and distraction of the guests.

The division between the bar and the restaurant area is another issue about the layout theme. This will affect the sense of form or informality of the entire space.


Designated high-end contract furniture
When the restaurant chooses the furniture it needs to place as a functional object, and there are no other choices, then the entire experience will devalue. The importance of carefully selected restaurant chairs, tables and decorations cannot be underestimated.

So in all projects, you can see that David Collins Studio uses custom-made furniture, which resonates with the spirit of the chef and the atmosphere of the restaurant. For Tom Kerridge’s bar and grill in Corinthia London, the restaurant’s bar design adopts club style and highly comfortable bar stools. And this style can also continue to the restaurant, the deep red it presents is due to the Chesterfield style banquet is made of cherry red leather. This choice of furniture directly reinforces the classic British cuisine message of the menu, combining comfort with firm quality.

Linda added: “The important thing is that not every element is matched with each other. But this does not mean that every dining table and chair needs to be different. What it needs to be expressed is occasionally in the room. There will be some fragments to destroy any consistency. A personalized dressing table or a few elegant decorations with decorative lamps or vases in the room is very helpful here on the console table. It appears to remind people that the dining room furniture has exceeded Table and chair.”

Choose a stop light
It can be said that one of the most critical aspects in restaurant design is that the lighting concept must respect the boundary between the necessary task beam and ambient lighting.

“In our homes, we have always emphasized the need for layered lighting throughout the space. It is not good for all lighting to be suspended from above. It must slowly fall from the pendant to the wall lamp and a large number of lamps. Restaurants. It may be a commercial place, but still want to make guests feel relaxed and comfortable in the surrounding environment like at home, so it is logical to follow the same lighting concept as yours at home.” Linda suggested.

David Collins Studio (David Collins Studio) also considered that the impact of lighting on each guest is different, considering from what angle the lighting is the most pleasing. In the Harrods dining room, they focus the lighting on the plates to show all aspects of the food, and use soft low-level lighting to illuminate the diners, so that the food is served for the guests without causing the guests to suffer from lighting problems. And feel unwell.

Plan a unique decoration series
As David Collins Studio puts it: “If there are fine details in the food, then the room layout should have fine details.”

Therefore, restaurant decoration creativity is the basic element for LuxDeco’s interior design team to handle every commercial project, and it must be achieved. “The term’modification’ is misleading. This is not a simple addition after the restaurant is completed. These accessories and decorative styles are where you deepen the level of restaurant interior design,” Linda suggested.

Also, in the social media-centric world that we cannot live without every day, sculpt attractive vignettes with trinket boxes, decorative bowls and impressive floral arrangements, which will help you The restaurant’s popularity will increase, which will also mean that the design of your restaurant is more likely to become a must-see attraction and a location that must be photographed.

Show personality-complete artwork
After the expansion of decoration and accessories, we will introduce our restaurant to guests while displaying professionally planned artworks and handicrafts. They can not only serve as points of interest, enhance or subvert the direction of the entire traditional interior design, but also add warmth and texture to the space.

“It’s like we illuminate the restaurant. This arrangement is like our dining area at home, and the design of the restaurant wall should be as much thought as given in the design of residential projects. In the art of decorating walls and table top sculptures It is full of luxurious details, showing the heritage of the hotel. We have always encouraged this approach in restaurant interior design projects. This is also an investment that our customers have always praised.” Lin Da said.

Don’t ignore the bathroom design of the restaurant
After hearing the creative type and interior decorating claim to know the true dedication of restaurant design, it is necessary to check the condition of the bathroom. Here, maintaining the same level of attention to the details of the main restaurant is also the basis of prosperity.

David Collins Studio commented: “In the bathroom, the combination of material and contrast are very interesting. Marble and stone can give the bathroom a luxurious appearance, and can create a sharp contrast with wood, which can increase Warmth. Mirror glass, brass and nickel can reflect and have a luminous feeling.”

In this area of ​​the restaurant, lighting is also indispensable. Otherwise, when setting up a meal to create a perfect atmosphere, all the hard work will be eliminated because of the lighting problem, which is not worth the gain. David Collins Studio added: “The correct lighting is very important. A wall-mounted sink near the line of sight can provide a more pleasing lighting effect without the shadows caused by overhead lighting.

There are too many things to consider in the interior design of the restaurant. If you don’t have a complete layout and design ideas, remember not to create it blindly, it’s just a matter of outweighing the gain.



If you want to make major improvements to home decoration, you can try to use the wall to display a collection of pictures and objects for decoration. Planning and design can be a bit daunting, because there are many options to make a room more modern. All you have to do is choose the best for your home decoration.

Many homeowners now think that the walls of the gallery are a kind of casual afterthought, and should be treated after the last paint has dried for a long time. However, considering that you can bring many different ideas to your gallery’s art wall, we don’t think it should be put aside. They are an economical way for you to add beautiful color palettes and different textures, otherwise you might spend a fortune when you apply them to the entire room. In fact, when you focus on the walls of the gallery through serious creation, you may end up with ideas about the overall interior decoration.

Set up the gallery wall

When setting up the gallery wall, it should be considered that it should look as relevant to the room as possible, which requires planning to obtain the correct appearance. The first step is to determine the wall that matches the art collection. Obviously, you can’t and shouldn’t go to the small corners, crevices and narrow walls that won’t attract visitors’ attention. Instead, choose those large and empty walls that make it difficult to adapt to traditional artworks.

Another good option is that the first wall that people can see when they first enter the room is stable.

Home decor style

The next step is to choose your favorite style to decorate the gallery wall. Look around the room. See if the room style is modern, coastal or traditional? Also look at whether you have neutral, bright colors or multiple textures? Does the room need a focal point or just a simple area to hang photos? Balance the needs of the room with the type and location of the photo or artwork, which can lead you to create a perfect arrangement.

The final step is to determine how much space you are willing to allocate for the wall. Some interior decoration ideas require the use of the entire wall, while others only take up a few square feet of space. It is also important to assess the type of space available; the two main options include horizontal and vertical space.


Decorate the walls of the gallery

Once the wall, space and desired style are determined, then it is time to choose between different art collections, of course you can also match them yourself. There are several ideas for gallery walls, including hanging photos, objects, paintings, tableware, baskets, vinyl album covers and empty antique frames, etc. These things provide much needed contrast with the overall color of the wall.


If you want to try to decorate the gallery wall between different styles, it is very troublesome, time-consuming and laborious. A better and less labor-saving option is to directly arrange a whole series in the designated contour on the floor, and arrange until you are satisfied with the layout. Then take a picture and note the distance between all the artworks. Finally use them as benchmarks to lay out the items on the wall with the same spacing.

Do you hate nails?

If you want to use nails to hang those artworks on the wall, my suggestion is no, because nails can distort the color and shape of any wall tied to it. Indeed, they can provide unparalleled protection for art collections by preventing the impact of gravity and rough use. But: all the small holes in the wall are out of proportion to the furniture and decoration of the room.

Fortunately, there are still several useful alternatives on the market that can help you get the job done without losing the overall experience. Let us discuss one by one:

Picture hanging strip

These hanging strips have a strong adhesive and can be fixed to the frame. They also come with hook and loop fasteners, making it easier to remove and replace. In sharp contrast is the permanent arrangement imposed by nails.

Use floating shelf

The laundry room of this custom house has a floating shelf for accessories

For those users who like to rotate items in the gallery, they can use floating shelves. Although they do need nails, you won’t use too many nails. The advantage of floating shelves is that they can add their own small things on their gallery walls, which can not only modify items, but also provide enough storage space and protection for artworks. You can also change the arrangement of photos consistently without having to repair, redesign and re-hang the artwork.

Museum gallery suspension system

This is a bit advanced now, and it also means a lot of capital investment, but this solution may be what your wall needs. The suspension system of the museum gallery is suspended by steel cables, which are suspended from the rigid structure of the roof of the room. These gallery systems are flexible and convenient. Old works can be easily replaced with new ones. This allows you to experiment with your own inner thoughts without having to spend all the hard work.

Now that you have selected the walls, selected photos or artworks, organized them, and hung them easily, then the three major steps of creating a decorative gallery wall have been completed, and the works you created Okay, then you can sit down and take a look at your work. You just created a display of beautiful memories and exquisite taste while adding to the overall decoration of the house.

Interior design trend alert: curved sofa

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As with most current trends, gaining new momentum is not necessarily new in itself. But the situation is new, but the framework is different, because the times have changed. This is a change in fashion and interior design trends. Recently, I felt a new emergence is a special but very prominent thing: the curved sofa. Therefore, I noticed commercial design projects, private houses and curved sofas throughout Instagram. Although this idea is not new, it seems to have returned to the design focus.

Throughout the ages, the idea of ​​bending a sofa is nothing new. Because the Danish designer Viggo Boesen started drawing curved furniture as early as 1938, it is now possible to buy Little Petra armchairs and sofas. For example, as early as 1946, the Japanese Isamu Noguchi (Isamu Noguchi) designed his own Freeform sofa. This sofa model can also be obtained through Vitra, its simplicity and exquisite beauty are extraordinary. Similarly, Vladimir Kagan also designed his Freeform Curved Sofa in the 1950s. The design of this curved sofa was as popular as it is now.

In the 1960s, the curved shape in interior and furniture design was absolutely high. The patterns on lounge chairs, side tables, carpets, home textiles, and wallpaper all use curved shapes. This curved shape points to the sharp lines and edges marked by the new modernist movement in the past few decades. Interesting changing times. The curved sofa has become the focus of the world-because the flowing shape seems to eliminate the restrictions of the rectangular space, making the purpose of the room unimportant.

The curved shape is somewhat comfortable, sensual and welcoming. They are like embracing furniture, inviting you to discover and wander. However, they also exude decadence and luxury. As a representative of interior decoration, they need space and attention. They will certainly not stay quiet in the corner of the room, they are a decent sofa with soft tones. They want to take center stage, they are stars.

Today, I can see a lot of curved sofas in my design projects. Whether it is high-end commercial designs such as bars, hotel lobbies or other public places, or luxury residential projects. Because the curved sofa can have a new modern atmosphere, making it fully in line with the times and fashion. It has an overall sense of sculpture. When placed in an environment with the same design atmosphere, it can indeed enhance the three-dimensional design of the entire space. The combination of colors and fabrics provides a new dimension for the concept of fine-tuning the interior design, but the overall curved shape highlights the bold style. This remains to be seen. It is admirable here.

The curved sofa has never been outdated, it will adapt itself to the times as the times change. Contemporary designers are still creating beautiful curved sofas, such as the Julep sofa by Swedish designer Jonas Wagell for his Italian furniture brand Tacchini. Or German design superstar Sebastian Herkner (Sebastian Herkner) designed the Miles sofa for Austrian design brand Wittmann. What do you think of curved sofas? Will you place a curved sofa in your home? I am absolutely sure!