The dark, moody interior of this neighborhood spot was designed with a playful side meant to age well and patina over time. Bright red chairs stand out against the sophisticated palette, while several different statement-making light fixtures add depth as well as illumination, while a pair of oversized textured oversized globes create a stunning pattern against the dining room’s black walls.

Oversized wall mirrors enlarge the dimensions of the space, expanding views throughout, and tufted backs of the built-in banquettes almost disappear into the dark walls. Dividing the bar from the dining room is a partial height wall topped with a wood cap and clad in metal with exposed rivets for an upscale industrial feel.

Locally milled brown ash paneling creates a “lid” over the bar, closing it in for a sense of intimacy within the larger space. A skylit lounge area with built-in banquettes provide a casual lounge space perfect for this local hangout. Chalkboards that are routinely updated with artful typography highlighting the restaurant’s specials are indicative of the sort of personal and laidback ethos of the design.


Rochester, MI



  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Specification
  • Furniture Procurement
  • Construction Administration
  • Art & Styling
Project Team
  • Joe Babula
  • Mary Eskin
  • Patrick Thompson