“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Woolf
Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Purchasing
Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Ecco’s design story is one of romance, marrying classic European elegance with a modern New World vibe. Guests are invited through a 12-foot-high, handcrafted walnut wood door and welcomed into the space by a commissioned, Renaissance-style work of art adorning the wall behind the host. The open dining room is flanked by an expansive expo kitchen on one side and custom curio cabinetry filled with colorful liquor and glowing glassware on the other.
The warmth of the room is exaggerated by the aromas of cooking coming from the wood burning oven, the walnut ceiling panels dropped in the space and the 14 ft. floor-to-ceiling drapery. The cozy bar is tucked behind the dining room with a covered patio and fireplace terrace beyond. Lighting in the bar is low and intimate, surrounding the guest with custom bar lamps, booth lamps, and floor lamps. While paying homage to Ecco’s first location, the Buckhead location boasts an added level of chic grandeur, mirroring the neighborhood’s reputation for glitz and glamour.