Restaurant Interior Design - Redwah Project

Tucked away in a leafy corner of Castlecrag is this little hidden gem, Motza Pizza is a relaxed-style restaurant with a great menu and a family friendly vibe. When the client approached Redwah Studio, they were looking to create a space, design and experience which would appeal to multiple clientele, especially families. Ruth provided an interior design concept including space planning, design direction flooring, RCP layouts and all finishes and detailing documentation, in addition to FF & E selections and styling. Working alongside lighting designer Malaya Blonde, as well as Materialised for the custom feature wall panels, the renovation successfully got underway. 

The restaurant interior design concept was to retain as much of the existing kitchen as possible, relocate the accessible toilet and create an abundance of storage. Additionally, the venue had an outdoor entertaining area which they wished to refresh and increase the use of by introducing roll down blinds, planters to the perimeter and new lighting.

Styling was important on this project. Using a simple palette with carefully selected materials and the introduction of layers, the team was able to bring the space to life. Retaining some of the venue's original charm, the beautiful exposed timber ceiling was utilised and adds another dimension to the space. The installation of painted and custom designed acoustic wall panelling, timber-look flooring and feature patterned floor and wall tiles, create a colourful, fun and lively vibe while adding warmth to the contemporary design.

To achieve a cosy eclectic environment, the restaurant interior design also featured terrazzo-style planters with faux olive trees and other plants, timber paddle boards branded with the Motza logo and stacked shelves with tins of tomatoes and plants. The end result, a relaxed restaurant vibe with just the right amount of ambience, enticing people to stay a while, pop in for a quick drink or grab a pizza to go!

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"Ruth Harris is a luminary in commercial interior design. I have had the pleasure to know Ruth for over 15 years and the good fortune to have had two award winning restaurants designed exclusively by her company Redwah.

With an acute and creative vision, a wealth of industry and product sourcing contacts, Ruth brings it all together to produce results beyond the highest expectations.

From the original concept and design brief through to the opening night, Ruth's personal engagement and enthusiasm leaves you inspired and confident in the success of your project.

Be it a big restaurant, small bar or retail concept, I recommend you take the time to talk to Ruth. She is easily approachable, very generous with her time and an absolute delight to get to know. 

I'm already looking forward to my next collaboration with Ruth Harris and Redwah." 

Richard Nichols, Owner, Subsolo Restaurant & Bar + Motza Pizza & Bar.