Just the other day, Abby was giving us tips on how to reduce the noise in your home after she spotted a cool idea using carpet in a restaurant. And it just so happens that we were having breakfast earlier this week at a cafe and noticed the steps they were taking to reduce noise in the dining room. I had just settled in at Square One when I looked up and saw row after row of egg crates lining the ceiling. To us, the large amount of cardboard egg crates looked quite cool and organic and it gave the cafe an added textural quality without costing a dime. While the egg crates initial purpose here was to reduce noise, the overall aesthetic effect wowed us.
Images: Beth Zeigler at Square One Dining