Childer’s has become the go to place for fresh, health food for the residents of Peoria, Illinois, The cafe has a welcoming, casual ambiance, that makes guests feel welcome. The expansive interior has a large, open floor plan that makes smart use of the dining space which includes round and square solid wood tables and chairs, and dining booths. The motif is a refined combination of modern, industrial design and country.
The combination of French doors, large windows and high ceilings give the dining space an open feel. The interior is lit by recessed lighting and a combination of industrial and contemporary hanging fixtures around the bar seamlessly flow with the polished concrete floor and the stylish furniture. Greenery along the walls and above the open bar and French doors has a calming effect and adds to the country image. The use of plants and shrubs also contributes to the restaurant’s focus on fresh, healthy cuisine.
The restaurant has several locations in Central Illinois, the seating at one of the locations features a combination of bistro style metal chairs
and plain back booths in black vinyl. The bistro style chairs infuse a bit of industrial design that is balanced by hardwood plank flooring and greenery along the wall. The tables are draped in linen tablecloths and the dining booths are lined with planters for a more upscale look. The bistro style metal chairs help retain the cafe’s casual, relaxed image while the plain back booths
give the decor a more elegant image. The result is a sophisticated look that comes across as inviting and unpretentious.
Light silver metal ladder back chairs make-up an important part of the seating composition. The classic looks meld with the decor and the light silver gives it a contemporary look and also matches the lighting fixtures, which give the chairs a soft glow. The chairs also have a wood seat in walnut finish which fit in with the eatery's natural appeal. To go with the chairs, solid wood butcher block table tops were also purchased. The table tops with bull-nose edge came in matching walnut finish and have a drop-leaf which can turn the square tables into a large, round table for additional seating capacity. This gives the restaurant more flexibility to meet its seating needs.