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The ambiance of any high-end restaurant is an extremely important item for restaurateurs to consider. Because every restaurant is unique in its own way, design treatments to be considered are basically limited only to the imagination of the designer. Natural stone still offers this limitless potential, but only if it is installed safely and correctly. The owners of Amaya La Jolla, a restaurant which recently debuted in trendy La Jolla, CA, clearly recognized this, and as a result, made major investments to give their new restaurant beautiful stone designs — both indoors and outdoors.
Designs for the 10,000-square-foot space are comprised of dazzling architectural detail and natural materials that include hand-carved natural stone varieties of marble as well as many other custom elements stretching from floor to ceiling. The owner of this seaside eatery, Manchester Financial, spared no expense in procuring the palette of natural stone. Many design templates that were used for the cutting and fabrication of the stonework — such as the columns and intricate medallions — were brought to Italy, where just about all of the stone for the restaurant was processed. Once selection was made and the meticulous stonework was completed, the various stone pieces were professionally packaged and then shipped from Italy to the jobsite in La Jolla, where they were put together like gigantic puzzles, piece by piece, which required careful planning.
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