Archive | August, 2012

Barquito Oyster Bar | Restaurant Design Rendering

The owners of the Barquito Oyster Bar brought in I-5 Design to create a nautical theme for their restaurant. Wood siding along the exterior of the building accented by navy blue stripes, brass railings, and porthole windows, emulate a deep-sea fishing vessel. Tension awnings, made to resemble fishing nets, provide shade for the seating along the outside of the restaurant, while wood pilings and rope fence the area in and create a dockside feel. Entering the restaurant, every space is filled with excitement and carries out the nautical theme. Chalkboard art, plaster fish, vintage signs and simulated distressed wood wall coverings are placed throughout the interior. From the central deco-styled oyster bar, with the deep-sea diver swimming above, to the raised booth seating along the perimeter of the space, the Barquito Oyster Bar celebrates an exciting coastal dining experience!

Olivia W.
I-5 Design
Design Consultant

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Casino Pauma | Buffet Design Renderings

Working with the overall style of the casino we gave the dining venues their own unique flare creating stand-alone dining areas within the casino. The existing dinging venues were separate from the gaming areas in the sprung structure. Wanting to create an easy flowing floor plan, we converted the tent covered out-door buffet into an enclosed atrium like dining space, adding a permanent area to the casino. Not only did we add custom décor components we also specified the new buffet equipment including a carving station, soup, salad, and dessert station complete with a soft-serve ice-cream machine. Also included are new custom furniture, flooring and lighting, creating a warm and comfortable dining environment and giving patrons a place to grab a bite to eat without ever leaving the casino.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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Sunny Daes Interior Design Rendering & Inspiration

Residing in Connecticut, this quaint ice cream parlor, Sunny Daes, offers a place for family and friends to enjoy a delicious treat. However, this venue was very outdated in theme and was in dire need of a high-impact upgrade with minimal structural changes to the existing space. Building from a fun color palette of bubblegum pink, pistachio teal, creamy yellow and chrome; we created a new design plan for Sunny Daes that would provide an inviting and comfortable environment for customers, while establishing a modern, energetic look!

By using a custom designed specialty-etched metal on the valance and counter facing, the small venue bursts with lively color and unique texture. Dressing up the existing white ice-cream cases, we designed a multi-colored bubble graphic bringing another playful component to the venue. The silver wall behind the service counter sets this area apart from the creamy yellow dining area, and showcases new menu boards. As a finishing touch we dropped color-changing globes at differing heights along the windows adding a warm glimmer and inviting look from the outside.

This design is very unique and utilizes as many existing elements as possible for a simple yet extremely effective and dramatic upgrade.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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William Hill | Themed Interior Design Rendering

The William Hill facility wanted a new design for their brand that could be applied site-specifically to all of their locations in Nevada and outside the US. With an electric blue/fiery orange color combination, with sleek chrome accents, we took a masculine approach to our design style by blending an edgy sport like feel with warmth and comfort for the male clientele. Around the perimeter of the area we designed half walls constructed of specialty etched metal finished with a fiery orange gradient and trimmed with wood veneer moldings and chrome railings. Wood wrapped columns within the half walls incorporate the William Hill logo with custom perforated metal light fixtures. Designed to fit into the existing ceiling coves, we added decorative metal panels to continue the design theme and help to save on the overall cost of implementation. All of the areas combined with new custom carpet, lighting fixtures and wall coverings fill the space and take advantage of the existing architectural elements. With site-specific solutions for each location this design carries out the brand name of the sports book / race book venues.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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Casino Pauma | Cashier Area Design Rendering

The dramatically enhanced casino design for Pauma resumes at the Cashier area. Continuing the lodge style, orange grove theme and color palette of vivid purple, rust orange and jewel toned red, we gave this area an individual appearance. Keeping the existing framework, we added a new structure utilizing all the space available, giving this area a dominant presence in the casino design. Flanking the side of the structure are tapered columns with stone veneer bases and illuminated inset panels with scrollwork on the upper portion. For continuity in the design we continued this pattern outlining the windows at the Cashier area. Wrapping around the entire structure is a specialty finished metal valance serving as a ledge for the internally illuminated CASHIER sign, bringing the sign further out and adding dimension to the overall structure. A gathered satin curtain, with a translucent orange grove tree design, creates a intriguing back drop for the entire structure. Designed and printed using a dye-sublimation process this curtain showcases our color palette in beautifully saturated color-tones. Hidden in the cove valance above is a color changing LED lighting system that shines down on the curtain with a programed pattern of light. Each custom décor element functions in its place bringing the design together to create a theatrical look for the Cashier Area in the casino.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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The Great American Restaurant | Design Rendering

The Great American Restaurant – Welcome to the Great American Restaurant, a tribute to the things that have made America great; from Coca-Cola, to backyard barbecues, to baseball games, to our favorite celebrities. We’re Americans; this is how we live and we’re proud of it. So sit back, have a good meal, and enjoy!

Building on the theme “What makes America Great”, this décor plan incorporates classic elements.  The patriotic signs, vintage prints and iconic photographs combined with modern flowing shapes create a look that is both timeless and contemporary. We created an exciting visual experience with warm wood finishes, stacked stone and aged brick highlighted with a dramatic custom lighting. Alluding to the highways that connect our individual states we designed curving soffit above the buffet line. The teardrop shaped skylights flow with the contours of the curving soffit and floods the trees and their surrounding area with light. Framed artwork of classic American people, places, and pop culture line the walls. We’ve given the “Good Times Soda Fountain” a classic diner look with a bar that serves both hard and soft drinks. Glossy metallic finishes; aged brick wall coverings, retro light fixtures, 50’s style furniture, LED flex-neon accent lighting, and hot rod artwork all work together to create the perfect soda fountain look and feel.

This restaurant design is a unique and fun place for casino goers and travelers to stop and eat.

Olivia Waters
I-5 Design
Designer Consultant

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Bourbon Street Casino Design

Named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans this casino was established in 1980. In need of an upgraded décor design, the Bourbon Street Casino came to I-5 Design to help bring back the traditional French Quarter style! After researching the casino history and origin we created an old world theme and color palette of dusty blues, greens, oranges and purples.

One of the main elements in this casino design is the custom designed window mural with dimensional shutters and cast iron railings above the “Customer Service” and “Mardi Gras Pizzeria” area. By adding natural elements, to these areas, such as hanging planters, lampposts and trees we created a completely new street walkway throughout the casino design. There are a few different themed food venues within the facility. The original French coffee stand, Café Dumonde, inspired the Bourbon Street Casino Café. We also designed the Mardi Gras pizzeria that brings out the extravagant side for all the party lovers!

This casino design is a great example of the variety and creativity that I-5 brings to each project. By crafting custom designed décor elements that enhance the visual impact of any space, we create amazing one-of-a-kind destinations for all casino types.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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Casino Pauma | Triple Seven Bar Design Rendering

The new design for the Triple Seven Bar dramatically changes the existing bar, which lacked energy, excitement, and visual interest. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding orange groves native to the Pauma Valley area, we created a new design theme showcasing a modern orange grove motif.

With a completely new ceiling structure we continued the overall casino theme by adding wood veneer architectural beams inset with specialty-etched metal panels finished in high-gloss vivid purple. Similar to the Red Parrot Lounge signage we mounted the golden hued lettering on the same etched metal, finished in jewel-toned red. Adding golden sculpted wall panels on either side of the bar gave the space its own unique flare and set it apart from the other areas in the casino.

Another unique element, custom designed for the Triple Seven Bar, is the counter top and facing. We designed the counter top in Mysore Black granite, concealing a lighting system around the outer edge. The light washes down the counter face drawing attention to the custom swirling purple texture and creating another element that is exclusive to the bar.

All of the custom elements continue the overall casino design theme while also setting each area apart. The new bar is a perfect place to stop between games, catch up on the sporting events or unwind from the fast pace of the gaming floor.

Sarah Robison
I-5 Design
Marketing Director

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