The Art of Fine Dining at The Wolf: Choosing Art for Restaurant Interior Design

Whether a design project starts with choosing the art or whether the art is the finishing touch that pulls a design together, perfectly punctuating the visual and feeling tones, art is essential to interior design.

This is true whether the art is hanging in your living room, or on […]

Decorative Wall Finishes: A Revelation in Sponge-Paint and Stencil

When we think of decorative wall painting, most of us will recall, with a shudder, the sponge-painting craze of the 1980s, or frustrating struggles with mis-aligned stencils.

But decorative finish work is so much more than that.


Decorative wall finish, mid-process: Applying layers of materials to the walls […]

Wood Tavern 2.0 – Local Favorite Gets a Restaurant Makeover

Wood Tavern 2.0 – Restaurant Interior Design

Renown for great food and warm, gracious service — and repeatedly nominated as one of Oakland’s best eateries, Rockridge’s Wood Tavern has been serving up delicious, local bounty to an appreciative audience for over eight years.

Laura Martin Bovard Interiors Restaurant Makeover

Restaurant Make-Over: An Artisan Touch Brings Out Flavor

On this project, I had the pleasure of working with Lowney Architecture to help create a more authentic vibe for the flagship location of a recently acquired restaurant chain. The new owners wanted the restaurant’s design to feel aligned with the energy and style of the surrounding upscale retail area. In addition to remodeling […]