Ophelia’s is a neo-Italian, lounge, restaurant, bar and neighborhood-gathering space located in the heart of Nashville’s evolving financial district that is quickly transforming to a high-end entertainment area of downtown Nashville, both day and night.
The project reuses the existing retail area at the base of the historical L&C Building and transforms it into a modern, yet comfortable and familiar space. Materials chosen for this project were intentionally curated to create a classic Italian cafe vibe while fitting seamlessly into the vibrant urban streetscape of the downtown scene. Rustic but clean white ceiling boards, simple plaster walls with intentionally over-crowded choreographed art work floor-to-ceiling is combined with clean walnut wood flooring that is carefully carved out to allow Italian tile to be laced in for unexpected yet functional moments. A glass facade is incorporated across the entire building face with sliding panels to blur the edges between indoors and outdoors.
This project is the second for the client, just across the street from their first Nashville restaurant, Church & Union.