Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Shopping Centers — December 21, 2012 - January 10, 2013 — 21A B est of 2012 P rojects and D evelopments Wins “GOLD” in Interior Design Category Oct. 2012 Retail Design Competition Morrissey Design LLC’s Xilantro Restaurant & Tequila Bar


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ilantro’s clean, mod- ern interior eschews the stereotypical don- Location: Wayne, PA Project Name: Xilantro Restaurant & Tequila Bar Type of Project: Restaurant Size: 4,200 s/f Submitting Company Type: Architect X key-and-sombrero Mexican- restaurant thematic and in- stead offers a sophisticated lime and white color scheme, modern fixtures and finishes, and a casually contemporary aesthetic that feels comfort- able for Saturday night drinks or a weekday dinner. Morrissey Design brought life to the restaurant owner’s vision of a modern Mexican restaurant. The colors are derived from limes and the herb cilantro, both common in Mexican cooking. Old black- and-white photos and a dark floor contrast the bright col- ors, while fluid lines soften

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Interior Architect Morrissey Design LLC

Mechanical + Plumbing PSP Associates, LLC

Owners Luis Marin + Joel Solomon

budget. Materials range from fun to functional throughout the restaurant. Green and white glass embedded in the bar offers texture and visual interest. The front bar is high- gloss laminate with bubble- texture panels. The flooring is a combination of commercial- grade tile planks to mimic wood and woven vinyl flooring – both selected for long-term durability. Xilantro Restaurant & Tequila Bar

the room. Amolded plastic and wood soffit begins around the bottle-service area and curves around the interior, becoming shelving, hostess station, and partitions. It is highlighted with glowing lights, glass shelves, and green leather banquettes, offering a funky and fun vibe. The restaurant design proj- ect used materials in creative ways to maximize a minimal

An acrylic slat-wall between the bar and restaurant and sheer drapery diffuse light and noise while maintaining continuity between the spaces. Even the restrooms are de- tailed, with cantilevered con- crete countertops, green glass tile, laminate wall wraps, and polished stainless “mirrors.” What makes this Project/Job your favorite or most unique?

Each of the restaurant and hospitality projects Mor- rissey Design completes has a unique design aesthetic based on the venue’s style, menu, and clientele. While it is always difficult to choose a “favorite” project, Xilantro was unique in the material choices, color scheme, and ability to put a fun and funky twist on a Mexican restaurant concept. n

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