Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cosmo Cafe Opening

I have been working on the design for a new Sacramento restaurant, Cosmo Cafe, for the last few months, and had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening Night Event last Thursday night. The Cosmo Cafe is part of the larger Cosmopolitan building which is also home to the Cosmopolitan Cabaret and the soon to be opening Social nightclub. I thought you all might like to take a peek:

Of course there were Cosmos

And lots of friends and familiar faces.

Kerry Ellis (don't you just love that name?!?!), lighting designer extraordinaire of Benning Design Associates, worked to get the lighting design just right. And Sean from Lumens Light and Living helped us with supplying the decorative light fixtures.

Stacy Paragary of Paragary Restaurant Group, proprietress and wonderful client, had fun with Bruce Benning, owner of Benning Design Associates.

And here I am in my role as Senior Designer for Benning Design, with my good friend Kate of Girl Meets Glamour blog.

Good friends Leanne and Nicole. In the back round you can see the back lighted photo of K Street in Sacramento that I had enlarged showing the original exterior of the restaurant building in it's previous mid-century incarnation as Woolworth's.

I met Kevin Johnson, former NBA Star and perhaps the future Mayor of Sacramento. November 4th will tell!

The crowd was swelling early into the evening helping to kick off a great first night.

Cool congas (Thanks MER!) were played.

Diners were enjoying the sumptuous menu.

The Sacramento Hotel, shown here, was the original occupier of the corner of 10th and K Streets. I created niches lined with back painted glass to showcase historical buildings on and around K Street.

For the bigger groups, there is a private dining room with a view to the kitchen.

Cocktails and friends made it an evening to remember.

So, if you are looking for a very "Cosmopolitan" way to spend an evening, don't miss dinner at Cosmo Cafe before seeing a show at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret!


mama wants more said...

What a beautiful job that you did. If I ever get up that direction, I will definitely have to go there for a cosmo. Congrats!

Anil P said...

It sure looks like a great place to be at.

dwellings and decor said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I am loving that sign.

Style Court said...

Wow Katie, well done! The floor, the details, the art -- wonderful. You and Kate look beautiful too :)

jae said...

It looks amazing...and it looks like it would be a great place to have an amazing time. I love how you thought of so many details...all the way done to the historic buildings. Great job!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Katie - wish I could see it in person! It looks wonderful and seems the party was a hit - congratulations.

mer said...

Katie - Those were congas (quinto, conga and tumba to be precise)! Bongos are the little guys. Great job on the cafe.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Warm Congratulations! It looks like you did an exquisite job, Katie!

dolcechic said...

Great job on the decor, can't wait to check it out!

Cote de Texas said...

omg !!!! I am bowled over by this! YOu are too humble my dear! this is so gorgeous Miss Senior Designer! K: I am sooo impresed with this, seriously. You are unreal! just gorgeous - love the floor! and the niches! and the photographs make the whole design - just perfect!!!!

Topsy Turvy said...

What a wonderful job – congratulations! And you look adorable.


Ana said...

Ooh...two words...Road Trip!