A Restaurant in a Hotel needed a significant update. The earlier décor was a 1980s wood and open beam style. Walls were paneled, and pillars were dated wood grain. The tables were plain wood, and carpets were a faded, floral rust color; the upholstery was a faded floral mauve. The paint colors were white or pale mauve, and short walls separated the tables. There was little or no buffet. There was very little to enhance the dining experience of the customers.
The new design added some much-needed color, and the green carpet on the floor helped provide a great contrast. The pillars were encased in drywall, vinyl, and trim. The short walls were removed to increase traffic and openness. The old Tables were replaced with new white ones with wood trim.
Wood becomes an accent, instead of the background. Wall colors were replaced with warm golds and yellows. A full wall-length buffet was added to service more customers. Color and Contrast became the rule to update the experience of the customer.
The earlier design was a 1990’s interior of clashing styles and décor. The walls were super dark green, with wide wood trim and potted plants swallowed up by the green walls. The furnishings were a very bright orange that clashed with the green. The floor was tiled which was way too light with the paint color of the green or merged with the other wall color.
The new design added color and contrast. Black marble tile was chosen for its sophistication. A potted plant was replaced with a table for customers to place belongings on. The wall colors were painted in gold and wheat to warm up the room. The glass wood partition was preserved with its wood trim for texture. The bright chairs were replaced with benches for greater comfort and use.
A Hotel reception area in a Hotel needed a makeover. The earlier design was a 1990’s bland style without much distinction. The walls were painted a garish green, and corners and the walls had a very little feature to them. The art also clashed with the décor. The floors were almost identical to the ceiling color with no contrast.
The new design added color and contrast. Black marble tile was chosen for it’s sophistication. The accent wall behind the counter was painted a darker gold and matching art was placed for comparison. The corner pillar was accented with crown molding and a chair rail with a darker gold color at the bottom.
More significant was an ADA compliant counter, where there hadn’t been any such feature before.
A rather tasteless 1980’s style business center for guests at a hotel needed some updating. The walls were plain vinyl walls with no artwork. Plants take up usable desk surfaces, and there is a tiny desk to the right.
Lighting is limited to overhead can lights without much direction. There is only one small monitor and printer for business. There was no under-counter storage. To make the space more attractive and usable, several changes had to be made. Firstly, the plants were replaced with cabinets, along with a black marble countertop and some backsplash. The TV was mounted on the ceiling to make room for a more comfortable workspace.
A paper shredder was added to the left, and a sink was added to the right. Some wall art was also added to help the wall space not feel so empty. The bright multi-colored carpet pattern was replaced with black marble tile, and all the wood trim was removed and replaced with drywall. The can lights were replaced with four overhead lights in a row over the countertop. A partition wall was added on the left that comes into the room separating a workstation.
In this instance, a hotel lounge was decorated in a loud orange. The amount of color was overwhelming to the visitor and could be very distracting. The trim was of wood, and the carpet a purple mauve, all elements were a bit loud and rather
overwhelming. In order to allow a sense of home and restfulness, the walls were painted a subdued yellow, the carpet a welcoming green, the upholstery materials were selected calmer oranges and the tile for the fireplace a sophisticated black.
Hotel Hallways are sometimes a neglected element in Hospitality Design.
The purple and mauve patterned carpet clashed with orange club chairs and natural wood trim in this example. This gave the character of the hotel something more dated, rather than more modern and upscale. The avenues were given a complete makeover. Black marble tile designated the paths, emphasizing sophistication and modernism. The green patterned carpet was laid down in the coves and sitting areas, symbolizing growth and security.
The walls were painted warm whites to uplift the spirits of weary travelers. Wood trim was added to give a sense of natural texture and solidity. Pillars were added to give the halls a sense of height and strength.