A sleek environment playing host to an exquisite menu, Belly is one of Phoenix’s newest dining destinations. The modern yet timeless environment creates the perfect backdrop, allowing the cuisine to take center stage. The eastern influences are conveyed subtly in the design aesthetic. Organic finishes are supported by bold architecture and softened with the palette of the setting sun. Relax, be well-taken-care-of, and disappear into the present.

Sophia Pappas
Senior Designer


Photos: Roehner + Ryan

Restaurant Interior Design for Belly Kitchen & Bar

Phoenix, AZ


■ October, 2020

■ Restaurant

■ Full Finish Design Plan

What should a new restaurant look for in a restaurant interior design firm?

When looking for a commercial interior design firm for a new restaurant, there are several factors to consider to ensure that the design firm can meet your needs and expectations. Here are some key things to look for:

Relevant Experience

Look for a design firm that has experience designing restaurants or other hospitality spaces. This experience will ensure that the designers understand the unique challenges of restaurant design, such as creating an efficient kitchen layout and designing a space that enhances the dining experience.


A great restaurant interior design should be innovative and creative, setting your restaurant apart from your competition. Look for a design firm that has a reputation for originality and is willing to think outside the box to create a unique and memorable space.

Attention to Detail

The best restaurant interiors are those that pay attention to every detail, from lighting and furniture to wall textures and finishes. Make sure the design firm you choose has a meticulous eye for detail and will ensure that every element of your restaurant’s interior is perfect. And because restaurants are bustling places, one critical area of detail is traffic flow, how to keep all of that motion from becoming a commotion!

Communication Skills

Communication is key when working with an interior design firm. Make sure the design firm you choose is responsive and easy to work with, with clear communication throughout the design process.

Understanding of Your Brand and Vision

A great restaurant interior design should reflect your brand and vision for the restaurant. Look for a design firm that takes the time to understand what your brand is all about and can create a design that aligns with your goals.


Designing and building out a new restaurant can be expensive, and it’s important to work with a design firm that is mindful of your budget. Look for a firm that is transparent about their costs and can work within your budget constraints.

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