Anna Woodman Interior Design completes work on Stage

JUPITER, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2020) – When diners step into the newly opened Stage, they’ll be transported—but they might not be sure exactly where.

That’s part of the vision for the modern small-plates eatery, opened Friday on the famed PGA Boulevard. The concept (pronounced “staahj”) is the latest from celebrated Chef Pushkar Marathe, who was inspired by the combination of his Indian roots and extensive global travels.

Interior Designer Anna Schmidt helped translate that vision into the look of the space, featuring colorful global touches throughout her design.

Schmidt’s design works to mimic hints of what diners will see on their plates at Stage. While Marathe’s food has been celebrated at his past concepts, he has said the menu will be anything but stuffy. In fact, the restaurant takes its name from the lowest, most humble position in a kitchen.

The feel of Stage, too, is decidedly approachable. Rich blues, navy and dark gray flow through the space, met with touches of black iron and distressed wood. Exposed brick gives off an air of comfort. A warm, natural floor continues the vibe, and plush sofas and leather chairs in the entry welcome guests. Even so, copper accents—in particular, stunning copper lighting throughout—add a hint of polish.

Greenery throughout the space, as well as spice displays, hint at tastes soon to dance over diners’ palates.

Schmidt, who lives and works in Jupiter, said the project was a dream come true.

“Chef Marathe and General Manager Andy Dugard had an incredible vision for this concept. Being able to take that and help complete the atmosphere with this design is exactly why I love what I do,” Schmidt said. “Being able to do this right in my own backyard, in Palm Beach Gardens, and to help bring this great concept to our community was an added bonus.”

Schmidt has worked with nationwide restaurant brands and upscale independent restaurants previously, including Ruth’s Chris, Seasons 52, Disney Springs’ Polite Pig and more.

To view high resolution photos of Stage, click here.

For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com.

About Anna Schmidt Interior Design

Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces.  For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.

Anna Woodman Interior Design selected for work on Free the Cork Wine Bar

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2019) – Anna Schmidt Interior Design has been selected for work on Free the Cork Wine Bar, a wine tasting and small plates restaurant coming to Sparkman Wharf, Tampa’s transformational Water Street Tampa neighborhood.

Anna Schmidt, of Anna Schmidt Interior Design, has been selected for work on Free the Cork Wine Bar at Sparkman Wharf.

Free the Cork Wine Bar, scheduled to open spring 2020, is the new hotspot for Sparkman Wharf’s office tenants, visitors and the Tampa community as a whole. The restaurant is located at 615 Channelside Drive on the ground floor of Sparkman Wharf. Overlooking views of a scenic park and dining garden, it will serve as a place for friends and family to gather around, and share over amazing small plates or glass of wine.

Anna Schmidt will blend this concept of fellowship with city influences, bringing the project to life with a high-end industrial, yet chic, design.

Project highlights include:

  • The wine bar is over 4,000 square feet and will seat approximately 142 people throughout the bar, dining and patio areas.
  • Striking concrete elements and industrial millwork will be seen throughout the space, creating a sleek city vibe.
  • Sparkling glass chandeliers hanging across the restaurant will add elegance to the refined yet edgy interiors.

The large, central bar will serve as the hub of this project. Featuring suspended ceilings, rustic details and surrounded by plush barstools, this space will invite guests to sit back and relax, sharing good eats and worldly wines.

In addition to the stunning bar and lounge area, there will also be a private room perfect for holding events, wine tastings and special wine-pairing dinners. A “grab and go” window will be installed to offer options like wines by the glass, European sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie and coffee to the busy Tampa residents or people wishing to stroll along the Riverwalk. For those who like to see the sunset and feel the breeze off the water, patio dining is available. All of these features will keep in line with the clean, stylish finishes throughout the wine bar, tying in elements used elsewhere in the project.

“It’s an honor to be chosen to design Free the Cork Wine Bar,” said Schmidt. “Sparkman Wharf is a beautiful destination in downtown Tampa, just steps from the waterfront. I’m looking forward to creating a chic industrial design in this area and can’t wait for everyone to see the finished project.  I’m also pleased to be working with BCA Architecture of Orlando and Interstruct Commercial Construction of Tampa, two amazing professional teams in the industry.”

Free the Cork Wine Bar is just one of the many incredible projects Strategic Property Partners has brought to downtown Tampa. The company aims to elevate the city’s national prominence, all while incorporating principles such as sustainability, connectivity, walkability, design quality and wellness.

Anna Schmidt Interior Design is based in Jupiter, Fla.

For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com.

About Anna Schmidt Interior Design

Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces.  For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.

About Strategic Property Partners

Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm focused on world-class execution, innovation, and creating high-quality and experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on over 50 acres of contiguous waterfront land the company controls in downtown Tampa. The phased Water Street Tampa development project is revitalizing a currently underutilized tract of land into an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment from SPP. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, SPP is developing and will own and operate this new world-class neighborhood in in Tampa, while also working to elevate the city’s national prominence. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit www.waterstreettampa.com.

Hard Rock Café Miami sings new tune with design refresh by Anna Woodman Interior Design

MIAMI, Fla. (June 27, 2019) – Located right on Biscayne Bay, the Hard Rock Café has long been a go-to spot for dining and music in Miami. Now, the restaurant has a whole new look.hard-rock-design

Designer Anna Schmidt, of Anna Schmidt Interior Design, completed an interior refresh of the Miami landmark to match the city’s vibrant energy while staying true to the iconic Hard Rock brand.

Design highlights include: The refresh included more than 8,000 square feet of dining space and nearly 1,000 square feet of retail space. The design focused on incorporating the brand’s musical elements while making it unique to Miami—one of the brand’s most popular locations.

  • A chain drapery depicting Miami resident DJ Khaled greeting guests in the hostess area
  • A backdrop wall with brass cymbals on display, along with vibrant Hard Rock signage
  • A modern, striking bar and backbar, replacing the venue’s historic guitar-shaped bar

The entire indoor space was painted, and new wood-look floors were installed throughout. The space also features new seating, including feature banquettes, and a new bar lounge.

Guests can enjoy the indoor dining space, which seats about 340, or take in the views from the outdoor patio, which seats about 150.

One of the challenges of this project, Schmidt said, was accommodating the foot traffic of the restaurant. Because the Miami location is so popular, Schmidt kept durability in mind throughout the design process, choosing furnishings, décor and textiles that could withstand heavy use, all while keeping the style consistent with the design.

“It was an honor to work on such an iconic property here in Miami and with this worldwide brand,” Schmidt said. “Blending the two made this project so fun. I love the results and know guests will too!”

Anna Schmidt Interior Design has worked with many nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants across the country. Notable projects the firm has completed include Disney Springs’ Polite Pig, Cocina 214 in Winter Park and Cask & Larder in the Orlando International Airport.

Anna Schmidt Interior Design is based in Jupiter, Fla.

For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com.

About Anna Schmidt Interior Design

Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces.  For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.

Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport

Anna Schmidt adds upscale touch to Cask & Larder’s Orlando International Airport location

Design embodies restaurant’s farm-to-table concept

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2016) – From the rich wood features and upholstery accents to the huge oak tree adorned with glowing lights towering overhead, nothing about the Cask & Larder’s new location makes you think of rushing through the airport to catch a flight.

Credit: Gary Bogdon Designer – Anna Schmidt incorporated Cask & Larder’s farm-to-table concept into the restaurant’s design with sustainable and natural elements, such as reclaimed wood, lush greenery and a large oak tree adorned with reclaimed jars and lanterns.

In fact, renowned restaurant and commercial interior designer Anna Schmidt selected each element to transport diners away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando International Airport and give them a taste of Orlando.

Cask & Larder, a popular Winter Park destination since 2012, was tapped to bring its local flavor to OIA’s Terminal 2 last year. Cask & Larder is the project of James Beard-nominated chefs James and Julie Petrakis, who are also behind several other concepts, including Winter Park’s Ravenous Pig and Disney Springs’ Polite Pig.

The team worked closely with Johnny Rivers of Inglur, Inc. and Peter Amaro, Jr., CEO of Master ConcessionAir, LLC (MCA), to deliver the farm to terminal experience. MCA presently operates four retail locations in pre-security OIA and is partnered with Johnny Rivers to operate two Johnny Rivers’ Grill & Market locations, also housed at OIA’s Terminal 2. MCA has over 18 years of airport experience with over 100 food and beverage and retail locations in seven U.S. airports.

The OIA location is meant to offer diners a true foodie experience with dishes inspired by Cask & Larder’s original concept, as well as quick-serve options and signature drinks and beer. Schmidt designed Cask & Larder’s original Winter Park location, as well.

As with the original location, Schmidt aimed to mirror the restaurant’s farm-to-table concept in her design at OIA, which draws on sustainable and natural elements.

The main restaurant area incorporates reclaimed wood and pops of sky blue and red. Wooden fencing and lush greenery also provide a sense of escape. Diners can choose from a variety of table styles, including banquettes, singles seating, rustic communal tables, or a bar that offers views of the kitchen.

At the center of the design is a large oak tree with lighted lanterns and reclaimed jars hanging from its boughs.

Schmidt continued the theme into Cask & Larder Provisions, which offers travelers quick options such as paninis and sandwiches. The area includes a lighted wooden trellis that mimics the tree’s branches, as well as reclaimed wood shelves for products and an antique chalkboard to display specials.

Finally, the location includes a bar, which picks up touches of the restaurant’s greenery and includes antique painted door panels and wooden keg displays.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to draw from Cask & Larder’s concept but do something new,” Schmidt said. “I loved being able to create something that will both catch travelers’ eyes and give them a taste of the local area.”

Cask & Larder’s new location replaced Kafe Kalik and Au Bon Pain in Terminal 2 and extends into what was formerly a runway observatory.

Anna Schmidt Interior Design has worked with a number of national restaurants and companies, including Olive Garden, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ruby Tuesday and FOX Sports Grill.

For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com.

For high resolution images of this project, visit http://bit.ly/2fOZILQ.

About Anna Schmidt Interior Design

Anna Schmidt Interior Design (formerly Schmidt Design Studio, Inc.) is a professional interior design firm with an exceptional reputation built over the years through the design of one-of-a-kind spaces and strong client relationships. Established in 2003 and based in Jupiter, Fla., the firm has worked extensively with nationwide brands, franchises and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country, as well as many corporate and commercial spaces.  For more information, visit www.annaschmidtinteriors.com or call (407) 399-6808.

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