Project: Oniro Taverna
Location: 8289 Jericho Turnpike. Woodbury, NY
Interior Design Style: Rustic / Ocean-front / Mediterranean /
Concept: Greek Tavern
Oniro Taverna, in Greek, means Dream tavern. Thus, we were inspired to create a dreamlike,
Mediterranean oasis with a nautical theme in the summer and a lodge type escape for the
We believe that by changing the décor of the restaurant according to the season we enhance
the comfort and joy of the guests, transporting them to a different setting that compliments
the current season.
The entrance welcomes you with beautiful Mediterranean-inspired tile in light blues, whites
and grays throughout. This leads you to the bar which is accentuated with lights above the
counter in a brass nautical theme and pebble stones covering its facade, exuding the vibe of
a beach resort.
We separated the entrance and lounge area with a birch wall that is a subtle division between
the two spaces.
We also created two distinct areas for the dining experience: A bar / lounge area with
comfortable leather sofas, rugs, and lamps for intimate cozy lighting, coupled with lounge
tables to make you feel at home while you enjoy your appetizer and cocktail.
Then, for a more formal sit-down dinner, you proceed into the main dining area, which
features an open floor layout with a white and bamboo-straw wall covering to give a rustic,
The ceiling is covered in bamboo, while the windows are draped and lined with oregano, thyme
The floors are a whitewashed oak finish that bring in a beachy feel, keeping the space rustic
yet fresh, elegant and clean.
We refinished existing chairs and tables to achieve the salvaged wood finish, to promote a
warm and earthy look.
A focal point of this project is the exposed white brick that uses a special plastering
technique that is traceable to the islands of Greece.
There is also a veranda situated in the front of the restaurant, decked with lush plants such
as olive, orange, and lemon tress that infuse the fragrances of the Mediterranean.
The design elements, textures, tastes and scents all combine to make the patrons of this fine
dining establishment feel like they are dining outdoors in Greece, surrounded by a fortress.