Richmond VA – Opening Reception for Accanto Wine Bar!
We are thrilled to unveil our latest project… a decorative concrete bar, tables and vanities for Accanto, the hottest new wine bar and restaurant to hit the west end!
By Invitation Only (please contact us for your personal invitation)
You are cordially invited to a reception celebrating the collaborative work of Melanie Palma Designs, kitchensETC, and Artisan Concrete Décor at Accanto, the hottest new bar and restaurant in Richmond. A diamond in the fashionable west end, this vivid, modern space is the perfect canvas to showcase the team’s creative talents… and they’re so excited to share it with you.
What is accanto? Accanto, roughly translates to “next door” in Italian and is of course right next to its parent restaurant, Little Venice. While patrons can expect to receive the same attention to service and quality they have enjoyed at Little Venice for 10 years, Accanto is a completely different experience! Designed by Laura Knight, the small space has been transformed into a comfortable, yet chic/urban venue.
Melanie Palma of Melanie Palma Designs has set the stage for drama with a striking Micro Plaster accent wall. This unique decorative painting technique features soft aqua colors and a delicate scroll design in embeded copper, while light dances off the adjacent contrasting walls… awash in a sea of luxurious copper.
Playing off of this rich color palette, Carmela and Tony Wengraitis of Artisan Concrete Decor have created a “river” of aqua and teal glass running through a deep field of copper for the unique concrete bar top and tables. Their designs for the vanities introduce a large scale sculptural glass component for the men with intricate mirror and exposed aggregate for the ladies.
For the bar millwork, Carmela, President of kitchensETC, has used a rich warm black hue for the wine racks, base, and dramatic mirrored accent wall. Her choice in cabinetry, Bishop Cabinets, is a leader in innovation, selection and sustainability. Featuring a lifetime warranty, these pieces offer limitless opportunity for customization with enduring beauty.
Chef Ryan Baldwin, a 2012 Elby restaurant awards nominee for rising culinary star will be serving up his finest creations. Enjoy free passed appetizers and discounted drink and entrée specials with your VIP invitation. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Saturday June 9th.
Please join us for an evening of fabulous finishes, fine food and fun friends.