The Rose Cafe
Over the past 30 years Venice has evolved tremendously, transitioning from a rough urban bohemia, to the trendy bohemia it is today. Using this as our primary inspiration, we employed the use of contrasting smooth and rough textures.
Throughout the restaurant there are various textured tiles, rope, cement, and smooth white oak. Contrast continues in the colors with vibrant cheery fabrics on the main patio, a modern dual-tone along Rose Ave., and a more subdued bar patio which makes its focus the large tree reaching into the space. Inside above the communal table are planters and lights suspended in custom macramé rope cradles. Being that the Rose cafe is such a local icon, it was important to retain certain aspects of the original space such as the rose mural at the entrance; thus ensuring that the neighborhood regulars would still have the emotional attachment that comes along with their memories.