We revised the floor plan to create four zones – kitchen, bar, dining/dancing, and restrooms. The dining and dancing area has fixed banquet seating that remains when the space is emptied of tables and chairs. To avoid wasting space with a hallway to the restrooms, they instead face the bar area with the doors disguised by a hand-painted mural of Trinidad’s Spanish Colonial Plaza Mayor.
With the space made more functional, we then focused on creating a relaxing vibe with warm reds, yellows, and browns, images of palm trees, and glints of shimmering glass tile visible from outside and across the downtown square. The bar stools, converted from glossy wood congas, have chrome metal accents that add a layer of sparkling intrigue, luring customers in just to gawk.