It was my privilege to be engaged in the Cucciolo Terrazza project in the North Hills, Raleigh.
We created an elegant, sophisticated restaurant with a urban vibe, which blends into the North Hills neighborhood perfectly. See some project work images here and enjoy the finished space photos below.
The focal point of the main dining area is the bar, where we wrapped the counter in beautiful marble. We used some hidden LED strip lights under the counter to make it glow. The wood canopy, and a black and white marble floor mosaic add sophistication and class. By the entryway, a curved wall shields the guests and creates an intimate space in the middle of the main traffic area. In the main area, we placed a floating bar-height table for ten guests.
A long banquette bench adjacent to the kitchen wall accommodates various group sizes. We added picture moldings and big chunky chandeliers above.
The private dining room with its "moody" atmosphere has simple design elements. The focal point is the stunning abstract art commissioned from Duke University art students.
The second private dining room accommodates more intimate gatherings, and it also serves as a wine room. It is sophisticated, elegant, and welcoming. We used warm wood tones, wall-to-wall carpet with a gentle wave pattern, a glass chandelier and LED lights to showcase the wines served here.
Please see also: Cucciolo Terrazza wins Best New Restaurant award from the Raleigh magazine.
Photos: Catherine Nguyen Photography