Golden Lamb

Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)

Project Narrative

For over 200 years The Golden Lamb has been host to Ohio’s neighbors, travelers, and yes, presidents. The owners realized the need to evolve the Golden Lamb experience so that it may be passed on to a new generation of loyal patrons.
The overall renovation included two experiences: The Black Horse Tavern and The Dickens Dining Room. Although each space had its own design concept, both were purposefully designed to maintain the integrity of their individual stories.
The Black Horse Tavern was fully renovated and expanded with a new entrance, fireplace, veranda for dining, and restrooms. The new design delivers a dramatic use of dark, textural materials with hints of gold, nontraditional art, and an eclectic mix of pattern to evoke a rustic yet refined tavern ambiance.
The Dickens Dining Room transformation was designed to embody the richness of the Victorian writer’s study. The intimate, yet casual experience is surrounded with custom bookcases stacked with Dickens’ work, locally reclaimed wood flooring, custom wallcovering, and velvet drapes.
A key component for both designs was to showcase historic artifacts from the owners’ personal collection: artwork, pistols, and the unique circular mirror with a leather harness. Another project requirement that was successfully met: sourcing much of the materials and goods from Ohio, including Amish millwork and furniture, restroom tiles, and decorative sconces.
Scope of services include Interior Design, Environmental Graphic Design and Logo Design.


Project Details

Submission Category

Interior Architecture- Small Scale (<5,000 sf)

Date of Completion

May, 2019

Submitting Firm Name

Reztark Design Studio

Project Team


AOR- RDA Group

Interior Designer

Interior Designer - Reztark

Environmental Designer

Environmental Graphic Design -Reztark


Contractor - Bunnell Hill Construction