Cocina 214, a contemporary Mexican and Tex-mex Kitchen located in Winter Park, FL is a wonderful project renovation recreated from an existing gallery space. Guests entering the restaurant immediately notice five distinct areas to the very modern and contemporary restaurant: main dining area with booth and banquette seating, a private dining area just beyond, chef’s table, bar area, and a large covered outdoor patio dining area. By working around the original framework, we were able to capture and improve the historic integrity and old-world feel. The original brick columns were sandblasted to bring back their natural character and the existing concrete floor was stained in golds and browns for an authentic look. This design focused on utilizing a mixture of interesting textures, metals, leather coverings, eclectic lighting, and open ceilings.