Dockside Ice Cream
Canadian Lakes, Michigan
Owners of The Woods Vacation Condos opened a restaurant and ice cream shop in a newly constructed building in Canadian Lakes. SKP Design services for this project include space planning, 3-D model drawings, and selection of materials, finishes, furniture, art and décor.
Fun and whimsical Dockside Ice Cream is on the opposite end of the building from CL Pizza Co. The interior is fresh and inviting with a color scheme of mint chocolate chip green, vanilla white and blue moon blue. These colors are incorporated in the unique vinyl composition tile floor pattern, showing that cost-effective materials can create big design impact. White subway tile combines with textured blue "wave" tile behind the ice cream freezers to add interest and make cleaning a breeze. Write on wipe off paddle board signage reflects the waterfront location.
Seating is available inside at mint green laminate top tables and outside at teak-look durawood tables on the adjacent patio. All chairs are indoor-outdoor stackable metal from Mingia. Bathrooms in the hall leading to CL Pizza Co. are shared by patrons of both establishments. The wet wall behind the sinks features tile installed in a herringbone pattern.
Photography: Casey Spring