A well-established, traditional Italian restaurant in Old Greenwich, CT was seeking a renovation and interior design of its space. Its 1980s interiors no longer stood the test of time or gave justice to its reputable menu. The owners were seeking a fresh, contemporary and warm look to give the feeling of a NYC establishment to attract new clientele while maintaining its neighborhood charm and tradition to retain current clientele. The biggest challenge was to create a “bar area” since the town would not allow a full bar in the space. This was achieved by opening up the wait station to create a small bar and replacing the tables in the corner with high top bar tables where people can mingle while waiting to be seated. I developed a color and materials palette, sourced all materials, furnishings and resources and managed the implementation of the design, working with the contractor’s team. The restaurant re-opened in September 2010 and has increased its business by 40%.