This lovely French brasserie restaurant was built in a listed building in Porvoo’s Old Town. The premises had previously housed a bank for a long time, so it set its own challenges for the design. The goal was to have the most cost-effective solutions possible, without compromising on style. The modern, office-style pendant lamps left there by the bank were styled to fit the restaurant by sewing fine skirts and collars around them. The yellowish oak veneered partition walls were painted black and black grids were made into the glass openings. We ordered the showy bar and cabinets as well as dining table covers custom-made from a local carpenter. The walls were painted with beautiful shades of clay paint. The walls are surrounded by fixed benches, which were also built to fit the space. The seamstress made seat cushions and pillows on them. Suitable paintings are from Hanna's own wall decorations stock. The fruit paintings I bought from a street merchant in Paris, and the old fish-themed instruction boards at the Hietalahti flea market. The airy off-white curtains beautifully frame the old tall windows.