Carmela Wengraitis 

Melanie Palma


Monday June 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Little Venice Accanto Restaurant 
10482 Ridgefield Parkway
Richmond, VA 23233

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Opening Reception for accanto Wine Bar! 

By Invitation Only

You are cordially invited to a reception celebrating the collaborative work of Melanie Palma Designs, kitchensETC, and Artisan Concrete Décor at accanto, the hottest new bar and restaurant in Richmond. A diamond in the fashionable west end, this vivid, modern space is the perfect canvas to showcase the team’s creative talents... and they’re so excited to share it with you.

Melanie Palma of Melanie Palma Designs has set the stage for drama with a striking Micro Plaster accent wall. This unique decorative painting technique features soft aqua colors and a delicate scroll design in embeded copper, while light dances off the adjacent contrasting walls... awash in a sea of luxurious copper. 

Playing off of this rich color palette, Carmela and Tony Wengraitis of Artisan Concrete Decor have created a "river" of aqua and teal glass running through a deep field of copper for the unique concrete bar top and tables. Their designs for the vanities introduce a large scale sculptural glass component for the men with intricate mirror and exposed aggregate for the ladies.  

For the bar millwork, Carmela, President of kitchensETC, has used a rich warm black hue for the wine racks, base, and dramatic mirrored accent wall. Her choice in cabinetry, Bishop Cabinets, is a leader in innovation, selection and sustainability. Featuring a lifetime warranty, these pieces offer limitless opportunity for customization with enduring beauty.     

Chef Ryan Baldwin, a 2012 Elby restaurant awards nominee for rising culinary star will be serving up his finest creations. Enjoy free passed appetizers and discounted drink and entrée specials with your VIP invitation. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Saturday June 9th.

Please join us for an evening of fabulous finishes, fine food and fun friends.