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.