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What Diners Get Right About Their “Interior Design”

January 10, 2016 | By | No Comments


dallas restaurant interior designMost restaurants are well-aware of the “food critics” that enter their restaurants every day. Online reviews through sites such as Yelp!, Google, and Facebook can have serious impacts on restaurants. Restaurant owners are left at the mercy of what reviewers think of their food and surprisingly, their interior design.

Yes, these “food critics” also happen to be interior design critics. Having a well-designed interior for your restaurant is important regardless of what any customer has to say about it. It creates an atmosphere that can greatly affect a restaurant goers experience. However, you don’t want to pander to the reviewers critiques either as much of their input is simply personal preference.

With that in mind, there are some things that diners do get right about interior design reviews. Read More

3 Of The Trendiest Bars In The US

October 25, 2015 | By | No Comments


A lot of people dream and talk about opening their own bar. The business is recession proof, right? How could it fail? Unfortunately, like restaurants, many bars can fail too due to poor management, lack of direction, and a handful of other causes. While there are many types of bars you can open such as a sports bar or a live music bar, one of the challenges is starting a trendy bar. These three bars stepped up to the trendy challenge and conquered. Read More

3 Of The Best Old Fashioned Bars In The US

October 10, 2015 | By | No Comments


dallas bar interior designBars with a theme have a special place in our hearts. It gives an interior designer the ability to hone in on a specific look and feel. Some of the coolest bars are the ones that give customers a blast from the past. Bars that have an atmosphere set in specific time periods make for a truly unique experience if they pull it off right. With that said, here are three of the best old fashioned bars in the United States. Read More

Comfortable Bars: Wooden Bars vs. Metal

September 16, 2015 | By | No Comments


Bar Design - The Houston City Club - Houston, TexasHave you ever walked into a bar and immediately thought about what material the bar was made out of? Probably not, but we do. The curse of the interior designer is to immediately notice what elements were included in every room in order to create the atmosphere and look that it does. While some places care more than others, it is interesting to understand why a bar may have chosen a particular building material for their bar. Read More

Who Made That? 3 Local Dallas Artists Whose Work You May Have Seen In Hotels and Restaurants

May 21, 2015 | By | No Comments

dallas restaurant interior designThe city of Dallas has been making huge strides towards featuring local artists virtually everywhere. This means that you may have seen plenty of local artists’ work in coffee shops, hotels, and restaurants. In honor of this focus on local, we wanted to share three local Dallas artists whose work you may have seen in hotels and restaurants. Read More

Bar Interior Design in Dallas Isn’t All About The Bar Anymore

April 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

bar interior design dallasBar interior design in Dallas used to be all about the focal point: the bar itself. However, there has been a noticeable shift in bar interior design primarily due to changing preferences and expectations of patrons.

The bar in the bar used to be the hotspot; the place where you interacted with friends, attempted to mingle with the opposite sex, and of course, order your beverage of choice. Bars were constructed of incredible marble or rich mahogany. They were designed to impress and draw attention.

However, times and attitudes have changed. Read More