I was so excited when the owners of Root Public House approached me to help them design their new restaurant. They wanted a modern, bright and open space with outdoor dining. The old Mad Italian Bar was the perfect location. This project was especially fun as the Mad I was one of my favorite bars to go to when I was in college. The space had been through a few renovations and was in desperate need of a facelift. The new owners were on a tight budget so we had to be creative.
We painted the walls, wainscoting and trim three different shades of white to keep the space bright. Installed new modern lighting, furnishings and tile. The bar top and tables were custom made from an old tree in Arkansas. We found a tree root and made a unique chandelier out of it. We added an aspen tree wall, up cycled an old door into an art project by adding moss panels and hanging it from the ceiling with rope. We separated the dining room and bar with a custom metal & rope divider from Silvertone Fabrications. The end result a clean, modern space with amazing food and cocktails.