Home Makeover

Peter's Floor­ing & Paint

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - IN THIS ISSUE -

Es­tab­lished in 1997, Cafe 1217 has made a name for it­self as a sta­ple of Malvern Av­enue and Hot Springs. Owner Diana Brat­ton moved to the Spa City from Texas with a vi­sion to bring a fresh ap­proach to food and ser­vice to the area. “We make ev­ery­thing from scratch and we also cater small busi­ness meet­ings to elab­o­rate wed­dings,” she said. “Cafe 1217 has re­ceived many awards over many years in­clud­ing Best Gourmet in the state, Best Lunch, Best Dessert and many oth­ers.”

When it came time to make some much-needed up­dates, Brat­ton and her hus­band, Shane, knew just where they wanted to start.

“Cafe 1217 is our baby,” she said. “She's worked very hard for so many years and it was time to give her a fresh look which also in­cluded new deli cases. It was very hard to paint over the good, ex­ist­ing art­work — kind of like watch­ing your kid grow up. It was hard, but change is good, and we con­sulted with Peter's Floor­ing and Paint to come up with a plan.”

Brat­ton said they knew they wanted to bring their per­sonal style to the space and af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with Brooks and Nan Clem at Peter's Floor­ing, and Amy Baker at State­ments for the Home, the look was tied to­gether.

“We love the feel of the din­ing room,” Brat­ton said, adding that the wall mu­rals by Mark Davis, and her hus­band's spe­cial touches “like light fix­tures above the cookie bar, my cook­book cab­i­net with my per­sonal col­lec­tion of cook­books” all con­trib­ute to the new Cafe 1217.

“My hus­band is amaz­ing, artsy and has put a lot of time into the new de­sign,” she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.