Ruth’s Chris

Project Details


Ruth's Chris


Charlotte, NC


6,000 square feet



Our design solution for this interior renovation uses a combination of rich hues, organic patterns, and varied textures to create a dining experience that feels both timeless and of the moment – fitting for the restaurant’s sophisticated, contemporary clientele. Each Ruth’s Chris location has a different look and feel, so the designers challenged themselves with creating a design that felt appropriate to the location on the main street in Uptown Charlotte, the city’s central business district.

The front lobby is made more inviting and airy with the introduction of large, creamy-toned tiles, contrasted against wood wall panels newly stained a deeper shade of brown. In the dining room, the existing hard-edged textures and yellow poppy hues are replaced by deep jewel tones of blue and amber, balanced with tones of ivory and saddle leather and accented by metallic details in gold, chrome, and glass. Our designers also reinvented the well-loved bar area with a new, high-top seating arrangement at center and intimate booths covered in cobalt blue velvet and lit by glass and steel mesh globe pendants. The existing ceiling was removed and replaced by decorative pressed tin set into a cove ceiling with up-lighting, which provides a soft, diffused glow in the space. Custom finish details include the carpet by Shaw and lighting fixtures throughout the dining room areas.

The greatest challenge of this project by far was the short construction schedule to minimize the restaurant’s downtime. After extensive coordination by our design team with the project vendors, GC and subcontractors, construction was completed and the restaurant reopened in only two weeks’ time.