The client’s inspiration for Bekka Lebanese eatery is the Beqaa valley in Lebanon which is a prominent wine and olive producing area. The clients wanted to communicate their cultural background through harnessing food related aspects of Lebanon and the natural colours of this region such as green.
What We Delivered
The style goal we developed for Bekka was Modern European Lebanese with subtle culture references. The colour scheme is black, white, green, and tan with a gold accent. The cultural reference is achieved using the black and white Arabesque style tile found on the facade of the counters and the lattice panels on the wall, ensuring that as soon you enter Bekka you know it’s a Lebanese eatery.
The colour green features strongly at Bekka through the splashback in the kitchen and front bar area but also more discreetly in the wallpaper which was chosen due to its weaved pattern, referencing the collection of produce in traditional baskets in the Beqaa valley during harvest.
By adding traditional style wood panelling, painted tan we achieve two things, this warm tone is a nod to the dry, desert landscapes found throughout the Middle East and the European aspect of the style goal was achieved with the wood panelling and hints of marble, which references the historical French influence in Lebanon and finally, to ensure Bekka was a very Melbourne eatery we used black table tops and industrial style seating.
“From our initial meeting with Trish we had a comfortable feeling and knew this was going to be a successful fitout. We agreed on so many things, furniture, colours, lighting and accessories. Trish worked really hard to find what we were looking for, even though we changed our minds on certain things a few times Trish made sure that she would find us a substitute within days. The project was fun and enjoyable. Bekka is exactly what we wanted to achieve, so many compliments on the feel and warmth of the restaurant.” Suzy and Richard, P
Photography by Michelle Broadhurst.
Chairs by Cafe Ideas
Tables by Hospitality Furniture Concepts
Splashback tiles by Luscombe Tiles
Feature counter tiles by Old World Tiles
Black tiles by De Fazio Tiles & Stone
Lattice panel by West Elm
Panelling by Easycraft