Awadh is an Indian restaurant located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They specialize in slow-cooking dum pukht-style cuisine, which is spicy, rich and delicious. The design of this two-story space is sleek but understated, with a monochrome style of beiges and pale golds. A dramatic bubble glass chandelier hangs in the double-height entry space. Gold pendant lights and wallpaper create a rich and elegant atmosphere, while dark wood accents feel warm and grounding.
Aahar is a family-owned restaurant specializing in North Indian cuisine. The restaurant is located in a historic Tribeca setting, and has a classic cafe style with a touch of Indian flair. The design of the space is clean and contemporary with pops of coral, turquoise, and gold. The large window in the entry is made with vintage chicken-wire glass, and helps bring more natural light into the restaurant. As you enter the space, a geometric-patterned wall made with bronze, laser-cut panels makes a bold statement. Decorative cement tiles on the backsplash and columns, as well as a marble-textured wallpaper add a touch of pattern to the space while keeping things neutral by sticking to a black, white, and grey color palette.Pretty mercury glass light fixtures and hints of gold add sparkle and elegance to this contemporary Tribeca Indian restaurant.
The Station is a contemporary bar-lounge located at The Element Hotel in Harrison, NJ. I worked on this project in collaboration with interior designer and stylist, Laura McDonald. Originally a bland and boring conference room, we transformed this space into a chic and inviting lounge space that is the perfect setting for after-work drinks. A striking geometric wall mural catches the eye, and welcomes you into the space. The diagonal lines tie together nicely with the back bar shelving and wine storage. The 15 ft bar features a gorgeous zinc top, and was actually repurposed from another hotel. The beautiful signage was designed by Love & War branding agency.
L. Weatherbee Design Studio was proud to be a part of the team that created South Edison, a charming restaurant located in Montauk, Long Island. The owners had a strong vision of the atmosphere they wanted to create, and needed some help putting it all together. A color scheme consisting of bright red, cool blues, and soft buttery yellow establishes the relaxed, beachy vibe. The restaurant is divided into two main dining spaces. The lower dining room features custom-made communal farm tables, Edison light bulb fixtures, and a bold striped wall. There is also an extensive raw bar, cocktail bar and lounge seating. The upper dining room has pale blue floors, dramatic high ceilings, and a whimsical red bicycle. The upper bar serves outstanding coffee and ice cream. South Edison is the quintessential summer restaurant – colorful, fun, friendly and modern.
This Upper East Side Indian restaurant was designed to feel clean and contemporary, sophisticated and inviting. Hickory wood flooring lines the wall to create a warm and inviting focal point. In the center of the space, a laser-cut decorative panel adds a touch of elegance. While the color scheme is primarily neutral, a "chili-powder red" banquette adds a dash of spice, while the light-blue painted ceiling creates a veranda feel along the windows.
L. Weatherbee Design Studio was honored to work with Empower Charter School on the remodel of their administrative office in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They wanted to transform their cluttered and disorganized office space into a clean and professional environment. Spacious workstations provide staff members with more storage and work surface area, while divider walls keep day-to-day clutter hidden from office visitors. The soft, natural color palette was selected to feel calm and soothing.The school's logo is prominently displayed, reminding staff and students of the school's inspirational mission - to serve the community and empower children to succeed.
L. Weatherbee Design Studio was asked to rebrand the popular Swich sandwich chain located in Manhattan. The client asked us to take what was a strong modern design and bring it to a more friendly, local aesthetic while continuing to project freshness and energy. Light blue, bright green, and crisp white are combined to make the space feel natural, yet modern. Wooden chairs, bead-board, and shelves filled with jars of spices are reminiscent of a country farm. The photos on the wall feature local farmers who supply ingredients for Swich.
Located on the corner of 27th and Lexington, Bhatti Indian Grill is a charming addition to the cluster of Indian restaurants in Curry Hill. Warm golds, dark wood and an exposed brick wall create an earthy, yet elegant atmosphere. Rich red and gold wallpaper adds an exotic flair, and the glowing gold bar front and arched ceilings bring an air of sumptuousness. Custom made grass-cloth pendants add a subtle glow, while French doors draped with sheer curtains bring soft, natural light into the space.
The goal of this project was to create an eyebrow threading salon that felt hip and modern, while sticking to a very tight budget. A bright turquoise stripe on the wall adds a splash of color to the space. Mirrors from IKEA bring some sparkle and create an expensive-looking focal point above the waiting area. Vinyl wall graphics that look like birds in flight complete the hip, airy look. The reception desk and salon stations were custom designed by L. Weatherbee Design Studio for the space.
Kathi Rolls by Kabab Factory is a restaurant that serves custom-made Indian wraps. There are four seats and a service counter upstairs with additional seating downstairs. The owner wanted to make this tiny space feel bright, open and inviting. The original store front was replaced with full glass windows and a blue and white striped awning. A cheerful sunshine yellow on the interior complements the blue awning. A delicate patterned wallpaper, globe pendant lamps, and casual aluminum chairs create a charming vignette visible from the street. A dramatic sunburst mirror completes the space. On the opposite wall, yellow glass mosaic tiles add texture while large mirrors enlarge the narrow space.
The Factory celebrates street culture and promotes positive creative expression by offering classes in deejaying, emceeing, breaking and graffiti. Like New York City, the building is organized on a grid system. A seemingly chaotic eight-story atrium opens onto a sunken dance floor. Gritty materials and bold graffiti artwork bring urban character to the space.
Inspired by the city of Hong Kong, HK Central is a sleek, sophisticated Chinese restaurant. Traditional and modern Chinese design elements are combined to create a dynamic space that captures the energy and excitement of this vibrant city.