Restaurant Design



Concept design through to detailed drawings and working with contractors on site to deliver a new Italian restaurant in Surrey. Lisa is lead designer on this project for Threshold Interiors Ltd.

This is an unusual hospitality project in that the client is not a restaurateur, but a software development company who want a restaurant for their staff’s use as well as for the general public. We’ve therefore worked closely with the client to guide them in briefing and project managing their first restaurant design and build. We are delivering a restaurant design with a distinctive look and feel that will operate fluently.

The client envisaged a modern take on a simple trattoria and at the same time wanted very high quality detailing and materials. We are using herringbone oak for the bar and up to the chair rail in the general seating area, grey marble for the bar top, brushed brass and oak shelving behind the bar and for the waiter station, brass detailing including door handles and fascia signage lettering, oak framing for the wine store with reeded glass light box panels to create a glowing feature drawing the eye right to the back of the restaurant, white panelled walls, feature pendants and wall lamps, mid-century style oak furniture with leather upholstery in warm chestnut combined with cooler greys and a comfortable buttoned leather banquette in a long alcove. We’ve covered every detail including bespoke lasercut oak-veneered ply WC signs.

We’re currently attending site meetings and finalising signage designs for the shopfront and an internal feature sign, working with our recommended signage experts to get Advertisement Consent in time for an opening date tbc in the new year...


“Lisa is a pleasure to work with, always dealing with challenges in a calm and professional manner. Her attention to detail and drive to create beautiful design is why we will always recommend her.”

Nicola McEwan, Director, Threshold Interiors