Pretty in Pink
Along upper Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, tucked away in a historic home, you will find the newest endeavor by the famed chefs of Xiao Bao Biscuit. Restaurant Tu is a creative collaboration in culinary experimentation, the owners desiring to create a space inspired from all over the globe. The menu is ever-changing and the interior space responds to the experimentation of the menu.
The pale pink plaster is defined by a deep green marble that characterizes the bar as well as pops of plush orange seating within the interior spaces. The juxtaposition of these three colors helps to spatially delineate each distinct area within the restaurant from dining to bar to design work.
For this unique installation we created a deeper hue of pink for the base coat to build out a depth of color. From here the lighter hued pink finish coat is applied with a slight texture to give a sense of transparency to the darker pink underneath. Once the lime achieved its full cure then a clear natural beeswax sealant was added for protection of the new finishes.