Naturally this involves breaking through the wall and adding a set of stairs.
This is the wall that will be opened for the staircase. This wall bench and sconce will be moved to the top of the stairs in the new space.
Luckily we saved a remnant of this incredible Designer Guild fabric that we can now use on the filler piece.
This wall had a window in an awkward location. A few solutions were discussed but eliminating it by covering it from the inside was deemed the best choice. As you can see, we had already eliminated a doorway when this shot was taken.
Now that this window has been hidden, another wall bench will be made to fit this wall.
A longer bench in the same upholstery will span this wall.
Somewhere I hope to use this canvas I picked up at Home Goods.
There are still plenty of decisions to be made. The lighting in the original restaurant is a collection of colorful chandeliers. But because of much lower ceilings this space, we will use recessed and snake tracks.
Right now the biggest debate is over having/not having a TV in the restaurant. I am very clear on my opinion and I will do my best to keep it out. But, ultimately it is not my decision only my decorating dilemma. I would love to hear your thoughts about televisions in restaurants.