It is no secret that Melbourne is the coffee/cafe capital of Australia and dare we say it, the Southern Hemisphere?! From tiny little establishments popping up in laneways to large warehouse spaces you are never far away from a great barista.
The Kettle Black is somewhat of a hybrid between cafe and restaurant and since it's opening last year, has become a destination for brunch-lovers all over town.
The space certainly demanded something special as it occupies both a period terraced house and a new apartment building next door. The design needed to link the two whilst at the same time referencing their inherent differences.
The approach was to create a light and airy space with communal tables for that more casual vibe. A beautiful soft colour palette of bleached timbers, marble tiles with brass and green accents create an elegant and fresh feel.
The Doll Chair by Billiani in a custom green work brilliantly with the dark steel and brass finishes throughout.
The hanging steel shelves are 'waiter's stations' and the basin is crafted from a concrete construction pipe.
The brass accessory rails are both utilitarian and a feature in their own right with the classic combo of brass, timber and leather used to great effect.
Commercial interiors often are a great source of inspiration for our own residential projects - where the interiors are just as much a 'feast' for the eyes as the food on our plates - have you eaten out recently and loved the decor just as much as the menu?