Casino Pauma Buffet & Cafe | Pauma Valley, California
An extensive remodel for Casino Pauma by I-5 Design included the on-site café and buffet venues. Here, the goal was to create a welcoming, warm atmosphere that carried through the "orange grove" theme established for the entire property.
Design and finished product highlights
Both the intimate café and the more expansive buffet seating area were designed to capture a lodge-style motif, showcasing accents of rock and wood. Sophisticated new elements included:
• An inviting entrance to the dining areas, combining a wood beam valance and custom-designed "orange tree" metal
sculpture art with dimensional signage, all illuminated by concealed accent lighting
• A dramatic, vaulted-ceiling buffet seating area anchored by a centerpiece, custom-fabricated, lifelike "orange
tree," with wraparound seating at the base of the tree and branches arching out over diners. Perimeter windows
provide a scenic connection to the outside landscape, punctuated by floor-to-ceiling cultured stone columns.
Amber mica chandeliers and mounted fixtures wash the area in warm illumination.
• A café makeover, with simulated arching wood beams suspended over the seating area, which featured wall
murals, amber mica chandeliers, and richly upholstered booths and furniture. Cultured rock column accents added
to the rustic lodge decor.
• Custom carpeting throughout, which complemented the organic décor theme
Production and implementation
I-5's skills as designer, manufacturer, and general contractor were all showcased in the Casino Pauma renovation—nowhere more so than in the café and buffet remodel. Despite extensive work, patrons were able to dine on-site throughout construction, ensuring the continuous flow of business revenue.
Like all aspects of the Casino Pauma transformation, the café and buffet areas have enjoyed increased traffic, with more patrons choosing to remain on-site to dine. Visit the Casino Pauma portfolio page to see the entire Casino Remodel.