Countryside tourists visiting the blue ridge mountains and countryside enjoy a stopoff at the Old Toad Pub.

Rustic Design

The rustic ideal and design theme were desired in this project to attract the weekender tourists from the Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond metro areas spend an accessible and enjoyable weekend at a nice countryside bed and breakfast or tour the local wineries near Charlottesville VA. The reclaimed barn wood facing used on the bar was taken from a barn not twelve miles from the restaurant’s location. Defined, rustic style is a design emphasis on rugged, natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colors, and ultimately an unpretentious, organic warmth. Rustic style proves the old adage that everything comes full circle. Our pioneer ancestors would get a good laugh out of how fashionable the look is today — they probably dreamed of plastered walls instead of rough logs and carpets instead of bare plank floors. But thanks to rustic style’s unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, and natural warmth, it’s become as popular in the heart of the city as it is out in the woods.

Rustic interiors derive their warmth and heart from the sense of history and simplicity they evoke. They have a rough-hewn charm that appeals to us in this era of slick technology and manufactured materials. Not to say they lack innovation, though—the make-do spirit that spawned rustic style persists, resulting in one-of-a-kind objects repurposed in delightful ways.

Hardwood Craftsmanship

Gepetto Craftsmen finished out the bar design to serve both the drinking patrons and also the speed and accessibility of the staff serving the drinks day in and day out. The L shaped bar with service corner helps separate the bar area from the seated dining area. Our commitment to solid wood as a craft shows through in every polished inch of the bartop surface! A proprietary mix of curing, polishing and chemical finishes builds a deep luster on top of the gorgeous wood grain that you won’t hesitate to serve, spill or clean on top of. Contact us to start your custom bar construction for your home or business.

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