CKC Provisions & Design: Renovating Yummi Sushi

CKC Provisions & Design recently took on a commercial renovation project for Yummi Sushi, a local San Antonio Japanese restaurant located off of Boerne Stage and Leon Springs. When concepting for this project we were inspired by Japanese culture, and Yummi Sushi now looks completely different from what it once was.
 
It has been over 10 years since the restaurant had any upgrades or decoration added. It’s original design was heavy- tan colored walls divided by a plum band across the entire width of the restaurant (see below). These colors made the restaurant feel dark while customers were dining. 
 
Before renovations: 
 
And so, we used the lighting pendants, located at the seating area, to inspire us to re-paint the walls a vibrant red – Sherwin Williams Poinsettia to be exact. This brightened the entire eating area and created a friendlier, more inviting atmosphere. Additionally, we painted over the plum and added Sherwin Williams, Caviar. This bold choice of black helped dim the red contrast while also adding a fresher and modern look (see below). 
 
After renovations: 

 
After the new walls were painted, we knew the restaurant was still missing something to tie to all together, and that something was dimension. To add dimension to areas surrounding the restaurant we installed a natural look by applying thin vertical rows of wood. The entire restaurant showcases all lower half of walls in this wood design as well as the Sushi Bar area (see below), which has been the most eye catching area to the customers. Next, oriental inspired lighting fixtures were added as well to illuminate more of the dining area where larger tables are seated (see below). These fixtures shine on the wall highlighting the wood as well. 
 
 
Yummi Sushi is a must-visit, not only to check our the newly renovated restaurant for the amazing Sushi too! 
 
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Tablescaping on a Budget

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to give everyone some inexpensive, creative ideas for their tables. Even though Thanksgiving is over, this tablescape decor can also work for Christmas! 

Here are all the details and pricing for our Thanksgiving Tablescape — 

 

Table Runners

We thought it was a good idea to layer a solid color with a patterned one on top. This helps contrast the two fabrics and creates a nice background for the centerpiece. We got the first layer from Hobby Lobby fabrics. The second layer was purchased from Target as a table cloth. For this, we folded it to make a runner. 

Hobby Lobby fabric: 3.5 yards of fabric $15-$20*

Target table cloth: $17.99 | Link: https://www.target.com/p/plaid-tablecloth-brown-cream-threshold-153/-/A-54018401

*Price depends on table length. 

Tip: Purchase fabrics longer than your table so they will create a nice overhang detail.

 

The Centerpiece

For the centerpiece, we created this mainly from nature. Start the first layer with a solid color – for ours we chose some nice evergreen pines. For the second layer, we added red and orange leaves to help contrast with the first layer. Pick colors that will compliment your table runner cloth. Additionally, scatter candles in mason jars throughout the centerpiece to help light up the colors in the surrounding leaves. We also placed each mason jar candle on top of pine wood discs to keep the earthly feel. To finish the look, we took pumpkins leftover from Halloween decorations and added them to the center. 

Mason jar candles: $1.00 each | Link: https://www.dollartree.com/zen-white-ginger-and-amber-scented-frosted-candle-jars-3oz/290352

Pine wood discs: $5.99 | Link: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Floral-Wedding/Wedding/Favors/Pine-Wood-Discs/p/80828092?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7fK7_3mz3hqLxXub0P61sZkA_9hHYeyt1WtNiJokx-i6zrDXh_ohNMaAsMPEALw_wcB

Floracraft: $4.99 per cube | Link: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Floral-Wedding/Floral-Supplies/Floral-Foam/Desert-Foam-Dry-Floral-Foam-Bricks/p/95259

Tip: Cut cubes of Floracraft Foam and place the wood coasters with the candles on top of them. This will create more dimension within your centerpiece.

Tip: Mix different kinds of pumpkins – both color and texture wise. For ours, we had the traditional orange pumpkin as well as a white one and a textured yellow and orange one. 

 

Place Setting

We wanted to use neutral tones for our table setting to compliment the concrete table, but not take away from the centerpiece. Layering plates is another good design tip for your holiday tablescape. For the first layer, we chose a decorative wood plate to contrast with the concrete table. Our second layer, we chose a stoneware plate to tie back in with the dining table. These layered plates create a nice balance. When deciding on silverware, we wanted to choose something that would stand out, and we went with a warm champagne gold color. 

13” Wood plates: $9.99 | Link: https://www.target.com/p/13-34-acacia-wood-decorative-charger-threshold-8482/-/A-76167295?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Dining%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Dining&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9028099&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247068&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7d8eNQH4NdpeLdvgwhwUnTkR7AYJ7gXt3WHuolIvavVZhmZlkhyGQMaAhCpEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

8.5” Stoneware plates: $4.99 | Link: https://www.target.com/p/8-5-tilley-stoneware-salad-plate-black-project-62-153/-/A-53813199?preselect=52296036#lnk=sametab

Stainless Steel Champagne Silverware Set: $34.99 (20pc) | Link: https://www.target.com/p/20pc-stainless-steel-silverware-set-champagne-project-62-8482/-/A-76167609

Final Touches

Lastly, we added scented pine cones to the centerpiece. This added more of a nature feel and tied in nicely with the bottom layer of evergreen pines. 

Concrete table can be found at https://shopckc.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fconcrete-dining-table

*Table is not included in the budget 

Decor design by Jackie Cook & Maddy Payne | Photos by Maddy Payne 

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Decorating for the 4th Of July

Loving this wreath from Target. You can use this wreath at your front door or at your balconies.

If you are looking for some cute disposable plates I found these at Target and will surely complete your look.

I thought of the idea of using different platters, the plus is you can use these for other parties.

Who loves Mason Jars you can fill these with flowers and some can be filled with plastic-ware. All of the items can be found on Amazon

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