The decal on the white subway tile wall reads “Wherever you’re from, welcome home,” and that’s how this restaurant needs to feel from the moment you walk in.
From the vintage-inspired polished nickel pendant lamps, to the barnwood accents, and original fireplace, this Kenwood restaurant exudes good old fashioned hospitality.
Inspired Spaces was tasked to design the new restaurant as something that felt new and fresh, while still maintaining the rustic roots of the famous BBQ on wheels, the Tri-Tip Trolly.
For owners Susie and Andrew, TIPS Roadside was a true labor of love. Susie has spent time collecting the perfect pieces to welcome guests such as the colorful parisien vintage school chairs. She was instrumental in selecting the perfectly kitsch decor that makes the restaurant feel warm and inviting.
One of our favorite nods to the building’s past is the original gas pump that now has a place of honor in the front dining room. The site was originally a pump station!
Another beautiful moment is the bar. We took it from a solid wall, to an eye-catching installation. We added a window to let in light and allow barflies access to the vineyard and mountain views. We designed the back bar shelving, for displaying and storing bottles, with built-in channels to conceal tape lighting. Subtle details such as these are what takes any design from meh to memorable.
Whether you’re already a regular, or have been hearing about that heavenly bucket of beignets, the vibe at TIPS Roadside is ready to welcome you home.
WHAT WE LOVE!
- The original fireplace adds a rich layer of history
- The color palette: Softer than the bright red of the Tri-Tip Trolleys, we went for a classic
- The original gas pump now has a place of honor in the front dining room- the site was originally a pump station!
- The BEIGNETS!