In Beaufort, restaurant guests look for local flavor, great food, and “a view of the water.” Blackstone’s Cafe easily satisfies an appetite for the first two. And now Blackstone’s offers scenic water views at the Scott Street location via custom wall murals.
When the new owners purchased Blackstone’s recently, they envied the other downtown restaurants that overlook the Beaufort River. So they decided to create a waterfront dining experience with custom wall murals. The idea is to provide a feel of waterfront dining without changing the character of the restaurant know for its alma mater flags and pennants.
The owners worked with local photographers to capture the view from the Woods Memorial Bridge to the McTeer Bridge for the wall murals. The photographs were stitched and scaled to create floor-to-ceiling murals for both upstairs and downstairs walls.
Once the correct size, the images were printed with HP latex inks on a commercial-grade Type II wallpaper. This type of wallcovering media meets industry criteria for scrubability, stain resistance, flame spread, colorfastness, and abrasion resistance. When combined with HP inks the wallcovering lasts indoors away from direct sunlight for up to 20 years. The wallcovering goes up with common adhesives and installation techniques. All of these factors were important to the new Blackstone’s owners.