Taquito’s Restaurant, Tapas & Tequila Bar a new 76-seater Mexican restaurant in West Vale, near Halifax. It is one of a clutch of new, sophisticated dining and drinking venues that have opened in West Vale — and each one has benefited from the vision of up-and-coming interior designer Vanessa Thornton, owner of Vanessa Thornton Interiors.
Taquito’s owner, AJ, bought the premises in August 2018 and approached Vanessa to help him create the right interior. AJ wanted Taquito’s to be urban, chic, edgy and very true to the Mexican feel, but with a twist. He didn’t want it to look like a chain, there needed to be a very strong identity, uniqueness and a real ‘wow’ factor.
Vanessa did a lot of research to put together the interior design. The flooring was crucial to the new venue, because it needed to be stylish and gorgeous, working with the design themes, but also fit for purpose, hard wearing and practical.
Vanessa said: “AJ knows and trusts Altro, and I have also worked with them in my former career in commercial refurbishment, so I approached them and they recommended Altro Ensemble luxury vinyl tiles.”
Altro Ensemble modular flooring system is the next generation of luxury vinyl tiles. From colour blocking to geometric patterns, with a range of plank and tile sizes and textures, Altro Ensemble gives design freedom to create luxurious floors for commercial interior spaces.
Vanessa Thornton Interiors has been awarded an Altro Design Recognition Award for Taquito’s. Dave Ford, Altro’s Specifications Manager – North, says: “It’s one of the best examples of inclusive design we’ve seen.”