Market and Moss – the big update!

The update we can’t wait to share with you- great things have been happening down at our full renovation of Market and Moss! If you’re anything like us, something as simple as a nice dinner out is probably sounding pretty incredible right about now. We have been hard at work transforming this brand new Chapel Hill dining spot into a place we can all enjoy for years to come.

We opened the CFD Southern Village location in 2018, and have never looked back. This is a wonderful community- and one of our favorite parts? Our amazing neighboring businesses. When we were approached about renovating this prime spot, we couldn’t wait to dive in! We love having the opportunity to work side-by-side with Annie Johnston, owner of the highly anticipated full restaurant and bar Market and Moss.

Before photo!

This is the second space we’ve designed with Annie- she’s a savvy Chapel Hill entrepreneur and also the owner of the very popular La Vita Dolce, which we renovated with her in 2019. With each passing year, CFD gains more clients all over the US, but our roots are strong here in Chapel Hill. The entire CFD team is passionate about keeping the local community thrivin’. We are so excited to work with Annie again to bring even more life and vibe to Southern Village.

Photo courtesy of the Southern Village Instagram Acct. Credit to Hoffman Aerials:

Annie has big plans for this soon-to-be upscale eatery- and so do we! As you can see in the “before” photos below, this project was so much more than just a facelift. Working closely with Annie, we created a custom design that touched every part of the space. Functionality is key in this fast-paced working environment, as well as creating the perfect atmosphere that will keep patrons returning again and again to enjoy incredible food.

Commercial (and especially) foodservice industry renovations require unique knowledge and a special skill set to ensure that plans meet or exceed building codes. We are tasked with designing a completely custom aesthetic for patrons, but also ensuring a safe, functional workplace that will hold up to all that hustle and bustle. As a Full-Service Interior Design Firm, creating dynamic spaces is something we LOVE to do. Working closely with the contractor for this project, Alex Sayre with Argyle Builders, we are all hands on deck to get all the details right and bring it all together for a beautiful, vibrant finish.

What was on the must-have list? Gorgeous and durable floors, gleaming countertops, full custom upholstered booths, and stunning lighting, for starters! Annie’s beautiful taste came right into play as we worked with her on selecting the perfect items to align with her vision for this trendy but classic space. Private events, special occasions, date nights, lunches on the terrace- this design can do it all, creating a timeless feel that fosters connection and enjoyment while highlighting the incredible menu offerings.

We are so excited to be well into the mid-way point and making great progress. The entire team here at CFD is grateful to be part of this wonderful addition to the Southern Village community. If you haven’t already, hop over to the Market and Moss page and get even more updates on what’s to come. Definitely also check out their Instagram @marketandmoss for a preview of some truly divine looking eats (WOW). It’s gonna be amazing, y’all, and we are ready for it!

Catherine French Design is a team of interior design consultants based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have provided residential and commercial services in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and beyond.