Nios 917 Baxter!!
How do you turn a 1920s theater into one of Louisville’s
most highly acclaimed restaurants in five days or less?
You call in a team led by veteran industry leader Martin Alan Hirsch
The "cork" style finish next to the exposed brick.
The rich brown cork finish greets customers as they enter through a beautiful windowed entry foyer and compliments the exposed beams,
original brick fireplace and hardwood floors in the newly renovated lounge and walkout side of the restaurant
These state-of-the-art finishes
were designed to maintain the
historical flavor and accent the
architecture, yet blend with the
upscale contemporary décor
Florentine scroll relief work on the lower wall of the bar. Over 30 scrolls applied and colorwashed in ochre yellow and burnt sienna.
The chipped plastered strié finish incorporates colors from historic brickwork that was
exposed during the renovation and complements the opulent library wall of hardwood
shelves in the bar, main dining area and comfortable lounge.
Preparation is the key to creating quality finishes.
Here is Martin's crew preparing Nios for the faux painting applications.
With the Nio’s@917 Restaurant
opening date looming, Martin
assembled a team of faux finish
professionals from across the country
to assist in the project. These 12
talented professionals all had previously
trained at The Faux Finish
School® in Louisville, and were strategically
selected for the project based
on their skill and knowledge.
A story on this project was published in The Courier Journal- The 46th largest newspaper in the United States.
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"Walls can Talk" Artist's faux finishes at Nio's draw national exposure
to Commercial Projects