Herm’s Inn Interiors – a Nod to the Historical

January 27th, 2012

I wanted the overall feel of the building to be harmonious between the use of  new materials and the historic features. The flooring that you’ll see throughout the main dining area is actually tile that I had laid to look like wood flooring. I used limestone walls in the lower level (where you will find private dining and reception rooms) to give a nod to the historic stone walls that were used in the foundation of the original building.

The doors were made in white oak and distressed to look like they could be the original doors. The metal grid pattern is another nod to the historic features of the building.

I also wanted the tile in the restrooms to reflect how they once were. I used concrete counters to keep harmonious with the concrete counters throughout the other areas. The accent tiles that I used on the walls are incorporated into the concrete counters, ruby in the women’s restroom and green/taupe in the men’s.

The concrete trough sink below sits in between the men’s and women’s restroom. It is not behind doors but out in a common area. I wanted to create a space where customers could come and wash-up before lunch!

I have really loved working on this project and can’t wait to see the kitchen come to life!