Bethany Vineyard & Winery
Bethany Vineyards in Ridgefield, Washington approached us about updating their tasting room and event space. The rooms had utilized the same color scheme and furniture for many years, and our clients were looking to breathe fresh life into the space.
The building consisted of two rooms: the main tasting room and a larger, adjoining room for overflow and events. The event room featured these amazing stone walls that had great texture, but combined with dark walls, fixtures and furniture, made the overall design feel heavy and a bit cavernous.
We wanted to create casual, friendly rooms that honored the history of the winery and repurposed meaningful pieces that were already there.
In the main tasting room, we traded dark walls for bright white, and dark counters for white on contrasting cabinetry. We also removed an imposing, wooden wine cabinet along one wall and replaced it with a credenza and some industrial-inspired, open shelving. The tables and stools in this room are all made from repurposed wine barrels.
In the event room, we started by flooding the area with natural light. We did this by removing the solid doors at one end and replacing them with glass French doors. This also opened the view up to the surrounding vineyards.
We added sleek sconces along one wall to add ambient light to the seating areas, and rattan pendants down the center of the room. Lots of cozy seating areas fit a lot of people, but also create intimate areas for smaller groups. The furniture is sophisticated, yet casual… and most of all inviting!
The various textures: leather, wood, stone, rattan and a little bit of metal create an eclectic, bohemian, yet uniquely Northwest vibe. We avoided being overly matchy-matchy with the furniture, but the result is something that looks intentionally collected.
We included this beautiful oil painting that was significant to the owners – it adds just the right amount of color and interest in the predominantly earth-toned space. We also re-matted and framed pictures of the founder to keep a little bit of the winery’s history at the forefront. The result is a design that tells a story and inspires people to sit and stay awhile.