Design Group

Gracious Bakery + Cafe

As Megan Roen Forman and Jay Forman prepared to open their very first bakery, Woodward Design Group worked closely with the owners to design a space that would help them achieve their dream.

Overcoming the challenges of accommodating all of the bakery equipment in a limited space, Woodward helped Gracious owners achieve a functional kitchen space and a modern, French style dining room. Using Pinterest boards to display design inspirations, Woodward worked closely with pastry chef and owner Megan Roen Forman to create a clean, industrial interior personalized with orange accents. Pendant lights hang over a modern countertop with a case of beautifully crafted pastries, a replica of early industrial pendants with a minimalist feel. Warehouse pendants in the dining room also follow in the industrial style.

Gracious Bakery and Café is now open on the ground floor of the Woodward Headquarters, bringing with it a lively stream of street level activity to the building and neighborhood.

Project Info

  • Owner
    Gracious Bakery + Cafe
  • Architect
    Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP and Stephanie Ory, Associate AIA
  • Size
    1,657 square feet
  • Budget
    $225,000
  • Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Completion
    August 2012

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