Owner Theo Martin named the restaurant in honor of his mother Arleana, and wanted the space to convey her warmth and love of good food, community, and family. The design that we developed from these feelings is a restaurant that is modern and inviting, playful, and soulful. Theo's personality and flair for life also come through in the design. Rich colors, geometric textures, tactile materials, and lush plants flow throughout the restaurant. The material palette and lighting are simple and clean, with attention to detail, color and composition. A curved wood ceiling, accent lighting, tile mosaic and plush barstools dramatize the bar. An open kitchen connects guests to the food and invites them to be a part of the family. Two murals by local artists enliven the dining room and kitchen. The restaurant has a calm warmth that immerses guests in a rich and relaxing atmosphere.
Ben Toda and Alexandra Forin of Freehand Studio are both the Architects and Interior Designers of Arleana's Restaurant.