Cafe Natasha: The Transformation

Cafe Natasha is a Persian restaurant located at 3200 S Grand in St Louis Mo. They have been at their South Grand location for several years. The food is great, the owners are charming but the interiors definitely needed an update. I was called in to help with design.

 The updated bar
 Before the updates.
The beautiful painted tin ceiling was showing its age and needed some TLC and a coat of paint. The plaster walls needed a layer or two of skim coat. The wall colors needed to be changed to a lighter, fresher color. The color palette developed into a soft blue, hot red pink, taupe, vanilla and black. It is and updated, classic palette.

 The bar updates in progress
New drywall gave the bar back new life and
 Sherwin Williams paint color Hot brought energy and vitality.
The new shelf units for the bar waiting to be painted in a gloss finish using Keystone Grey from Sherwin Williams.

Three mercury glass pendant lights add a bit of glam to the bar.

A before of the bar seating area. The upper walls were covered with fabric to hide an unsightly area.
There had originally been transom windows on the wall. They were now boarded up and not attractive.
The finished bar area has smooth painted walls, light screen shades and new bar height bistro tables and chairs.
 The dining room with its dark before walls.
 Changes in progress

 The wall color in the bar and dining room is a customized shade of Balmy from Sherwin Williams. The ceiling is a clear white and the trim is a vanilla color called Divine White. The dining room has new carpet. It is a contract grade that manages to add a sophisticated look and also absorbs sound in the busy room.
 The finished ceiling and new light fixtures in the dining room.
 Persian art work waiting to be hung sits on the new floor tile of the bar. The tile is a 12 X 24 with a strie effect in shades of taupe.
Hand painted plates add a Persian aesthetic to the dining room.
The transformation was completed in just ten days. The project's contractor and scheduling master mind, Dan Noecker, lives and works in this area of the city. Dan understands the in and outs of working with buildings of this era.
The work is complete, the restaurant is open. The look is fresh and the food is delicious.

Cafe Natasha

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