The Box Tree
Client chef Eamonn O’Reilly approached us to transform this premises from a bar lounge to a bistro, offering a relaxed dining experience. In keeping with the setting in the Dublin Mountains, a slight ‘highland’ theme was adopted. The scheme is warm and textured and custom-made natural fibre lamps shades give an atmospheric glow.
The light and activity from the open kitchen is screened with a display cabinet filled with wines, chutneys and preserves. A feature seating unit in the centre of the floor gives privacy and intimacy to diners. Locally sourced black and white photography of the surrounding countryside works well alongside the black and white artwork.
Crucial to this project was using the exterior to advertise that the premises had changed owners and had indeed been refurbished. Traditional drop-arm awnings draw attention to the entrance integrating the new logos and signage. French wall lights give an enticing glow and extensive planting soften the exterior. Parisian cafe furniture was chosen both for comfort and aesthetic.