When the owners of the former Bill Bateman’s wanted to transform a run down bar into Tex-Mex haven Cocina Diablos, they came to us and we lept at the challenge. They had a limited budget and a VERY fast turn-around timeline. In one month, we transformed this place into a bright, fun, lively Tex-Mex gathering place by creating visual spaces where people want to linger.
With rich oranges and pops of blues, reds and greens, the dining room is a much warmer and more comfortable place for family get-togethers. It not only looks fun, but it is fun. The print are perfect for the space – bold and colorful. And who can stop admiring the accessories?
This is the front sitting area – dubbed the ‘Devil’s Lounge’ – the perfect place to gather to share drinks and appetizers with friends. Rich colors make the small space pop, and the scotch-guarded chairs are a special treat for the owners – easy clean up!
As an Americana bar, they used neutral colors, beer signs and LOTS more TVs to give character.
Now there are hanging sombreros to divide the bar from the dining area and Devil’s Lounge. A pig-shaped BBQ sign lets you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. Accessories abound – and they are fun and interesting to look at. And the bold and colorful paint choices pull everything together cohesively.
This project presented a challenge – how do you turn a plain, small, rectangular commercial space into an inviting jewelry store? You need great lighting, you need lots of glass display cases, and a sense of wonder and excitement:
You turn the whole space into a jewelry box!
Using rich purple and shimmering silver hues, we transformed every surface to create the sense of being inside a jewelry box. We selected the flooring, the paint colors, the wallpaper, and the accessories. Lots of sophisticated lighting and mirrored surfaces added to the feeling.
Using inexpensive yet fabulously rich materials like this patterned wallpaper and a crushed velvet chair helped bring the glimmering richness to every corner of this space.
We added two more chairs and a small table with mirrored accents to another corner of this space. Lots of guests (and their spouses) sit here and read while others shop the beautiful jewelry and gifts. Small table lamps give atmosphere to quiet corners, while overhead lighting and spot lights light up the jewelry.
The overall jewelry box theme is carried throughout the store, so customers always know they are in a special place, with wonderful treasures. Carefully chosen lighting helps to set the mood, and the see-through shelving and display cases give the feeling of spaciousness and grandeur to a small space. Mirrors are always a welcome accessory – they make any room look larger than it is.
The University Club inside the Towson Marriott was looking a bit dated and faded. Not warm or inviting, or even comfortable. The seating was bland, the lighting was cold, and the accessories were tired.
Lead designer Steve Appel brought dynamic two-toned chairs and large tufting buttons in to give the built-in booths a much needed ‘WOW’ factor. Changing the table tops from wood to glass gave the space some elegance, and the bright fabric on the chairs added a splash of color.
Relax, have a drink, get some work done in the VIP lounge.
This VIP lounge and business center at the Towson University Marriott was in need of an update. Nouveau turned it into an upscale business suite, where weary travelers can enjoy a cocktail or have an impromptu meeting.
The redesigned lounge now beckons visitors to work or relax during their stay. Drinks and snacks are provided, as are computer stations and printers.
Enjoy the deck after dining in the VIP lounge.
In the warm weather, visitors can grab a drink and head outside to the deck, or hang out in the bar-height tables and enjoy the view.
While staying firmly within Marriott brand guidelines, Nouveau brought elegance to the space, even creating a niche where business associates can hang out by the bar and socialize together after a long day.
Meet your friends at the bar in the VIP lounge.
Don’t feel like going to a busy local bar? Invite your friends to meet you at the new bar area in the VIP lounge. New sofas and chairs invite you hang out here and watch TV with friends or colleagues.
When a member of the Marriott family visited the space, he absolutely LOVED it!
When the owner of a company that plans phone campaigns for the country’s progressives needed a design for his new headquarters, he called on Nouveau Home & Design. And, we answered! This contemporary office dials up the look—and the support. Funky chairs and bright paint colors give a lively look to an otherwise muted office space.
Making over this former candy business was a sweet enterprise. Each office had to meet the needs of its new owner, and we took up the charge. We mapped out quiet cubbies, brainstorming spaces, and a truly modern lounge. With a new layout and furnishings, this phone campaign headquarters is working those progressive causes from nine to five. The goal was to appeal to a younger crowd (their employees) so a mix of furniture in modern colors was definitely the way to go.
Our bright, cutting edge furnishings and accessories send the right message for this national phone campaign company while referring to the history of its new location—a former candy business in downtown DC. A separate space with a comfortable sofa and chairs gives employees a place to recharge.
When McDonald’s franchise owners called after seeing an article about Nouveau in The Baltimore Sun, we were quick to respond. What better challenge could there be than the makeover of a nearby McDonald’s? After a complete renovation, the owners wanted a hip, modern restaurant for a diverse local community. As you can see, we served up the design!
The ingredients of original artwork, whimsical sconces, flat screen TV’s, and wood and glass accents combine to make a winning recipe for this Baltimore County McDonald’s. The owners were delighted with the result—a unique restaurant unlike any other McD’s anywhere in the world. Over freshly made latte, the customers will tell you they agree.
Cozy nooks, high tops, and not-so-squares—You’ll find plenty of seating to catch up on the news in this magnificent McDonald’s. We overhauled this restaurant top-to-bottom for franchise owners who wanted to give back to the community. The stools brought a sense of vintage chic, which the custom lighting created spaces bright enough to sit and read or work on a laptop.
It’s part of our mission—to make Baltimore hipper and fresher—one restaurant, office, or home at a time.