The French Tea Room - actual location and redesignThis is the transition of a rundown 100 year old home into a lovely and feminine tea room for a client. The decor influences are French accents and florals. This is based on an actual home and budget.
This design is to maximize the seating in the interior and to add character to the both the interior and exterior.
The exterior features a ramp for handicap accessibility and a large patio area for outdoor afternoon tea. A tall apartment building is being erected next to the house. The large wall represents that building that is still in construction.
Pink, blue, gold, and white are the main colors for this project. A mural and a large teapot sign make the house stand out as being more than just a house.
Charm and character are added to the space with a multitude of plants.
The patio area is kept simple with light and bright colors.
The back wall of the patio area of lattice work and vines blocks off the unsightly garage that will be waiting for renovation in the future.
A bicycle surrounded with florals provides a unique and beautiful backdrop for a photo opportunity.
Another view of the patio looking towards the house.
The front porch is set to be welcoming and pulls together all the colors for the space inside.
An old French Victorian theme is present inside the tea room. There are some modern elements brought into the space as well, but they are very minimal. The banquette seating is repurposed old church pews.
Gorgeous florals throughout the space bring springtime inside.
A door behind the front counter allows the host/hostess a place to enter the kitchen area to provide assistance.
The front door is a stand out in a beautiful blue. Hints of this blue are found throughout the space.
A mirrored backing on the shelves reflects light and the beautiful surroundings.
A large yellow building sits next to the home and is visible from the window, so it is necessary to represent that here. The seating in this area is kept to the wall so that the access in and out of the kitchen is available for wait staff.
Another view of the main seating area.
A display of items for sale sits next to the front counter as well as a glass case display of foods being offered on that day.
A french door into the kitchen with millwork above adds a beautiful charm to the space.
A gilt mirror reflects adds elegance and even more light into the room.