I have been working with Nick Bruno, owner of Whispers Restaurant in Spring Lake New Jersey, for a few years now and he is an outstanding client. At our project kick off meeting, which lasted a few hours, we talked about the restaurant business, he showed me around the establishment, and we even discussed the high tech no flush urinals he was considering purchasing. I got a peek at his limited edition Ford Mustang Bullit, styled in honor of Steve McQueen's, and I was in awe. He offered to let me drive her, but I declined. It is just way too much pressure to have control of a man's prize Mustang.
In discussing our plans for the new whispersrestaurant.com, Nick explained to me that he decided the beautiful Victorian Whispers needed a taste of the modern, and so he had the back dining room renovated, the first step of realizing his new vision. The room is decorated in black, with gold accents, modern furniture, and all done very elegantly. Since our original meeting many years ago, the whole restaurant has been transformed.
My updates to whispersrestaurant.com are a reflection of this rebirth. When I originally designed the site, I borrowed from the restaurant's textures as I do with many of my restaurant sites. The black wallpaper is represented in the header, the gold accents mimic those at the Spring Lake restaurant, but I decided to keep the Victorian ornaments as Whispers, although now modern, is still a Victorian girl at her heart.