Our favorite chef, Richard Langston, asked his friend and frequent patron Andy to help design the perfect home for his new location at the Inn at 500 in downtown Boise. He and his wife wanted to create an elegant, upscale atmosphere in this larger setting while still retaining the comfortable local vibe that longtime customers had loved from the old neighborhood.
The erstad ARCHITECTS interiors department worked closely with Richard and Melinda to bring that vision to life by designing varied seating areas that provide both intimacy and openness. Interior finishes infuse modern romance through the use of metallics and a darker color palette with touches from the local Idaho wine country. One example: a canopy of suspended wine barrel staves over the area nicknamed “the living room” floats above diners and screens the partially exposed kitchen.
A full bar was a new addition to Richard’s business model and now provides a setting for the after work crowd, while adding to and enhancing Richard’s menu and zest for cooking.