A Delightfully Designed Coworking Space by Beauty Shoppe

Now serving: stylish coworking spaces served with a side of hospitality. Enter Beauty Shoppe, a Pittsburgh-based coworking operator on a mission to make neighborhoods and coworking spaces more hospitable and welcoming.

Hold Onto Your Seats, The New Sherman Collection Has Arrived!

Available now, the Sherman Collection is an exploration of form and color that expertly blurs the lines between industrial style and a new era of modern American design.

7 Budget-Friendly Restaurant Chairs

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get stylish and quality restaurant chairs. And we have seven chairs to prove it. Below, you’ll find our favorite budget-friendly dining chairs that are nothing short on style—and all start under $400 list.

Things Designers Know: Restaurant Chair Height, Table and Chair Distance & More

To create a comfortable and functional restaurant, details like the standard restaurant chair height and the distance between the seat and bar should never be overlooked. These basic (yet vital) seating and table questions are answered below. Consider this your ultimate guide to restaurant furniture and sizing.

Restaurant Branding: The Best Merch in the Industry Right Now

Restaurant merchandise is nothing new, but it’s starting to become a lot cooler. Take it from brands like Sweetgreen and &pizza. They know good merch can double as free advertisement and additional revenue, but it can also be a way to increase customer loyalty. 

Color Cravings: Yellow Restaurant Chairs

Over the past few months we’ve been profiling restaurants that have made bold color choices when it comes to their restaurant chairs. Think the pink barstools at Recess or the red Hugh chairs at Hat Creek Burger. Today, we wanted to switch things up and talk about our favorite summer color, yellow!

Rare Sighting: Minimalist Magic at Coffee for Sasquatch

In less than a year since it’s been open, Coffee for Sasquatch has made big waves in the design world. With the distinctions of 2017 honoree in Interior Design magazine and 2018 finalist in Architizer’s Design Awards already under its belt, this hip Los Angeles coffee shop designed by Dan Brunn Architecture has made quite the name for itself. So what’s the big deal? Here’s why so many people (including us!) love this magical coffee shop.

White Oak Is Having a Moment

Everyone, White Oak is having a moment. This is not your mother’s kitchen from 1984I promise. In fact, this classic American hardwood is being served up in a  sophisticated, subtle way across the commercial design landscape. From trendy retail stores to modern restaurants, White Oak is white hot, and we don’t see it burning out anytime soon. Here are our favorite White Oak looks and trends.

Create the Perfect Palette with Color Finder

Branding is a long, hard process, but in today’s cluttered market of startups, new businesses, and entrepreneurs, it’s an important one to get right. A well-designed brand often seems effortless. Color is just a part of branding, and it’s a vital one, as it can catch and keep our attention just as well or better than a great logo or slogan. Our Color Finder service is designed to help you build a great brand—no hassle included.

Color, Art & Industrial Barstools in Atlanta's Brightest Restaurant

The coolest restaurant in Atlanta is not a restaurant. In fact, it’s a small 14-seat stall in Atlanta’s hot Krog Street Market called Recess. Recess is bursting with color and a healthy dose of  pop art. It’s a restaurant design that’s so well executed, you may find yourself specifying bold and bright colors, too. 

Our 5 Favorite Brady Installations

The Brady Collection can be seen in everything from fast casual restaurants to chic offices. Brady’s design is simple and straightforward, making it the kind of product that can be easily placed in most commercial spaces. So, in honor of one of our most versatile collections, we rounded up five of our favorite Brady installations to date.

A Restaurant Design Rooted in Good 

We know, you hear it all the time, “It’s more than a burger joint, it’s an experience.” With over 50,000 burger restaurants in the country, it’s no wonder our palates are fatigued. Slap on some reclaimed  wood, hang a neon sign, and offer a juicy burger, and you have the burger joint starter kit. But, just as I was giving up on the better burger saga, my eyes, mouth, and heart were opened to a new restaurant called Brome Modern Eatery.

How We Make Our Tables

Edge grain, butcher block, random plank... what are these and what’s the difference? Since there are so many ways to construct a table, we wanted to bring some clarity to this topic. Below we outline common solid wood table constructions and how they are applied to our tables.

Deco Pizza is the Art Deco Pizzeria You Didn’t Know You Needed, Until Now

We’re not sure what part of Deco Pizzeria we love more, the fact that “Mama Deco” (the matriarch whose pizza dough recipe has become a San Antonio staple) still greets you at the door everytime you walk in, or the unexpected anddare we sayfearless use of color that covers every surface of the interior.

5 Restaurants To Follow For Major Inspiration

Whether you’re looking to drive traffic to your new online ordering platform, or increase brand awareness, mastering the art of social media for your restaurant is not only important, but necessary these days. 

An Inviting & Industrial Brewery Design

If you live in Austin and don’t have any plans this Friday night, I think I may have the spot for you. And if you’re just a big fan of great interior or restaurant design, well, I also have the post for you.

I Spy: Design Hound

In the series, I Spy, we highlight unique perspectives, designs, furniture, architecture, and people. When so much of the design world can feel monotonous, we search for and share moments that make you look and think twice. Think of I Spy as your one-stop-shop for everything bold, different, and beautiful.

The Latest Tech Trends in the Restaurant Industry

From smartphones to virtual assistants, our use of technology is ingrained in our daily lives. The restaurant industry has gone through many tech upgrades, such as online ordering for takeout, as well as a few flops - when was the last time you used a tableside ordering device? But while the days of automated food service may seem a ways off, technology is making its mark on the way restaurants operate. Here are some of the top trends:

A Restaurant Redesign for the Ages: Rucker Johns

Tucked away in the seaside town of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, you’ll find the family-owned restaurant, Rucker Johns. Inspired by the shoreline, the restaurant’s interior gleams with soothing cool colors and sophisticated textures. It’s a modern space, but Rucker Johns didn’t always look like this. In fact, until recently, Rucker Johns was an aging casual restaurant in need of an update. Curious about the design, we called up Danielle Boisse of Port City Design Group, the designer responsible for Rucker Johns’ new look, to learn more this massive makeover.

Millennials and Casual Dining Chains: What Do They Really Want?

To this day, the phrase “chain restaurants” is often synonymous with the casual dining sector. You know the type.—the chain restaurants that are filled with bunk Americana flair and fully loaded potato skins—it’s the same sector of restaurants that has been losing market share more so than any other sector of the industry. I wondered, “Are (we) millennials, to blame for the slow death of casual chain dining?” And if so, what do we really want in restaurants?

New Solid Wood Table Tops

We’re so excited to begin offering four new stunning wood options into our standard table offerings in addition to our classic Maple top. These new wood tops include Hickory, Walnut, White Oak, and Mixed Woods.

Egg-cellent Restaurant Design: Hatch

Breakfast is the most underrated meal of the dayespecially when going out to eat. Generally, the food is simple, the atmosphere is cozy, and the check doesn’t break the bank. Inspired by our love for all things breakfast, we’re featuring Hatch Early Morning Food, a micro chain known for their basic yet delicious breakfast and brunch.

Defining Polished Casual

Recently, there’s been a new type of restaurant making waves in the industry. Somewhere in between trendy fast casuals and fine dining, these restaurants are offering the experience of attentive service and creative cuisine while remaining approachable and hip. The restaurant design world has begun to embrace the name “polished casual” for the category; but what does that mean?

4 Sadies Installs To Love

Super modern and minimal, the Sadie Collection was designed by Joey Ruiter and launched in 2014. This mixed material modern seating collection effortlessly marries Ruiter’s passion for minimalism with his pursuit of functionality. Since its launch, this chair has been used in restaurants across North America, from independent restaurants and cafes, to large chains, like Burger King and even more recently, White Castle (pics coming soon).

3 Reasons Wood Restaurant Tables Need Protective Topcoat

Since the explosion of industrial and rustic design, natural wood has proven to be a trend with some serious staying power. For restaurant tables, solid wood tops have become a chic design choice for many types of restaurants. Unfortunately, style doesn’t always equate to practicality, and wood needs some work before it can stand up to the rigors of a commercial dining environment. We make sure that our solid hardwood table tops deliver both the style and function our customers need with a patent-pending protective topcoat.

Choosing Restaurant Chairs: Ideas for 4 Types of Restaurants

Like foie gras at a burger drive-through, an out-of-place design choice can leave restaurant customers bewildered. Different restaurant concepts come with different expectations attached, and restaurant design and aesthetic is a vital aspect of defining a brand. We work closely with restaurant designers with their fingers on the pulse of today’s trends, and we’ve got insight to share about what restaurant chairs to look for in four types of restaurant: fast casual, casual dining, cafes, and food courts, and cafeterias.

Healthy Food for Everyone: QSR Everytable Lands Shark Tank Deal

“We believe healthy food is a human right, but it’s often a product only available for the most affluent,” says CEO and cofounder Sam Polk of Los Angeles-based healthy fast food restaurant Everytable. While the first store opened nearly two years ago, Polk and cofounder David Foster recently made an appearance on the television show Shark Tank seeking a one-million-dollar investment to expand their brick and mortar location beyond southern California.

How To Use A Communal Table In Your Restaurant

For almost a decade we’ve seen restaurants and chains invest heavily in their built environments, catering to a younger demographic and competing for sales (and loyalty) in a highly competitive marketplace. This year we predicted that as consumers, we’d see more non-traditional seating arrangements in restaurants across all categories of food spaces, think communal tables, varied heights, and intimate lounge settings, all in an effort to attract a more diverse audience. 

4 Restaurant Chairs That Are Anything But Traditional

Armchairs, benches, sofas: we’ve predicted that restaurant seating that falls outside of the norm will be a hot trend in 2018 as hip eateries look for new ways to embrace the unusual. Don’t get us wrong, dining chairs are anything but boring. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, but as commercial spaces increasingly morph into spaces that feel more like our homes, it makes sense for restaurants to embrace this trend. Plus, wouldn’t it be fun to consider seating that customers just won’t expect?