Transforming the existing space from an Irish pub to Italian bistro was a challenge to say the least. Re-surfacing the bar in Carrera marble, painting all the beaded paneling and re-staining the wood flooring laid the groundwork for the new design. With the installation of the Neapolitan pizza oven clad in glazed mosaic tiles, surrounded by bronze bricks in a herringbone pattern, the restaurant now had it's main focal point. Adding softer touches with the use of tapestry upholstery on the booths and banquettes, designing a photo collage mural using personal Italian travel images and hanging iron ring lights with Edison bulbs we were able to transform the entire space. The final touch was the podium that JCG found at a local antique market, and had re-finished with a vibrant red glaze.