Schmidt Design Studio Completes Interior Design of Vince Carter’s Restaurant

ORLANDO, Fla. – Schmidt Design Studio announces that it has completed the interior design of Vince Carter’s restaurant in Daytona Beach, in coordination with architects Cuhaci & Peterson.

The upscale-casual restaurant—owned by the Orlando Magic star and his business manager Michelle Carter-Scott—evokes a contemporary, high-end lodge feel with the use of rustic stone-and-wood elements, a 30 ft. glass wall, and dramatic lakefront views.

“Vince Carter is a hometown hero, and we wanted to make sure his restaurant had all the pizzazz that he’s shown on the court,” said Anna Schmidt, the designer and owner of Schmidt Design Studio. “That’s why we created larger-than-life structures suspended from 30-ft. high ceilings and darting 15 ft. up walls.”

Patrons at Vince Carter’s will enjoy Schmidt’s handiwork throughout the interior, including:

Six wood-and-stainless metal structures suspended on aircraft cables from the 30-ft.-high ceiling.  These custom-designed pieces of art incorporate LED ‘star field’ lights inset into a faux painted backdrop.

A majestic woven metallic grid that rises 15 ft. up a vertical wall in the main dining area. The structure is backlit to show off glimmers of its stainless aluminum and bronze panels.

Four featured booths create the “spine” of the main dining room with arched ladder-like overhangs that add a dose of drama. Alongside the booths, the Gallery Wall features contemporary art.

The Owner’s Box, or VIP dining area, features an exquisite, custom 17-ft. spiraled chandelier with individually hung lit globes.

Mikala’s piano lounge near the entry features an intimate setting with private tables, glistening light fixtures, and unexpected colors and finishes.

Schmidt Design Studio specializes in designing the interior spaces of restaurants and has been instrumental in the rebranding of major nationwide restaurant chains. Located in Orlando, Fla., Schmidt Design Studio also works with independent restaurants across the country.

Vince Carter’s opened earlier this year at 2150 LPGA Blvd. in Daytona Beach. The menu features a wide variety of chef created specials inspired by top-quality ingredients such as Certified Angus Beef.

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Schmidt Design Studio is a professional interior design firm specializing in restaurant and bar interiors with a secondary emphasis on corporate spaces. Located in Orlando, Fla., Schmidt Design Studio has worked extensively with nationwide chains, franchises, and upscale independent restaurants throughout the country. Whether Schmidt Design Studio is rebranding an entire chain or updating a look for a single-location vendor, clients receive exceptional service from the initial project meeting to final completion. Founded in 2003 by interior designer Anna Schmidt, Schmidt Design Studio has worked with clients such as Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ruby Tuesday, FOX Sports Grill, among others. For more information, visit


Grace Bade

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Schmidt Design Studio

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