This space used to be a run down, uninviting luggage store that we transformed into a bright and homey café and yoga studio in just a few months.
We wanted the café to feel warm and relaxing to connect with the yoga studio that is at the back. As when I design homes, I've been working on creating that hug feeling I love in interiors. I've used a warm and muted colour palette, natural materials and introduced curves for an extra layer of softness.
Most of the furniture and decor items are vintage finds, this choice was made to be eco conscious and in line with the vegan food that is being served in this café and adds to the authentic and timeless atmosphere we wanted to create.
We were very fortunate to discover an old stone wall and a stunning skylight during the demolition phase that had been covered by the previous owner with some ugly wood panels and ceiling tiles. These original architectural features bring warmth and character to the studio.
The main constraints with this project were to optimise every square meter to maximise the number of customers it could accommodate in both the café and yoga studio and to have everything ready within just 4 months despite current material shortages.
Interior Designers & Photo credits: Ama Studio
Facade cladding: Timber – was an original feature that has simply been repainted
Flooring: Café: Concrete looking tiles in the café (Brand: Artens)
Yoga Studio: Laminate floorboards (Brand: Artens)
Windows: Timber – original feature
Interior lighting: Above banquette: Brass wall lights Erich Maytoni (Brand: The Cool Republic)
Above counter: Bras and white pendant (Brand: Maisons du Monde)
Above bar seating: Bamboo pendant lights (Brand: Hydile)
Changing rooms: Nayla wall light (Brand: Made)
Yoga studio: Bidar pendant lights (Brand Nedgis)
Interior furniture: All tables, dining chairs and bar stools are vintage
Tiles counter: Greige Zellige Tiles (Brand: Roma Nature)