South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Despite its small footprint of just 697 sq-ft, `Table boasts an atmosphere that feels spacious and welcoming, especially during the lunch rush, when customer traffic reaches its peak. Countering the compact space are massive windows and generous ceilings stretching up to 23 feet high. When combined with the open kitchen and a flow-friendly arrangement accommodating 16 seats, patrons can feel like their mid-day meal is a break from a hectic schedule, whether grabbing a spot or waiting for a takeout order.

The color palette of black and white with pops of orange creates focal points that don’t compete with the abundance of natural light streaming through the windows. And as part of creating a clean, contemporary interior, black-stained concrete and used Windfall Lumber cladding on the lower half of the room meet with a kitchen and dining area wrapped with oversize, white Mosa tile. Custom Caesarstone countertops and custom, perforated metal panes inset with shaker frames and powder coated orange and a Sonneman Stix chandelier complete the stylish hardware.

The clear highlight of the modern design is a vinyl mural reproduction of a Tram Bui original painting encompassing the entirety of the space’s north wall, and helping to turn what could otherwise be a limiting space into one that sparks the imagination and starts discussions.