Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cafe Style

Today, after last nights post, I have turned my sights on to the logistics of creating this barn "pop-up store". I know these pictures don't relate to this but I have had a few cafe influenced pictures saved for a while and thought I would share what I would love to have if I had a cafe.
The one above is perfect...all white, beaded boards and comfy wicker chairs. Their would have to be a casual comfort to the air. I like cafes where Mums can feed without being judged, old people can access everything and children can be themselves (and entertained in a small kids only space fill with games).
These banquet seats have always been something I have loved...especially in a cafe setting. If it is tufted, even better. I would pass on the cow rug and modern shelving, but the colour of the fabrics and the bulkhead would be a yes for sure.
image - Atlanta Bartlett
Kitchenalia in frames is such a cute idea for a cafe...after all it is what makes the place work! fresh blooms in jugs and chunky glass, not done by a florist, but plucked right from the yard would give a loved, unfussy feel to the cafe.
image- via once wed
A small alfresco area, nothing to grand- small and quaint, would be ideal. I love the idea of old jars to hold flowers on the tables and market umbrellas (in white!) to provide the shade.
image- via Mediterranean markets
...and imagine if it looked out onto something like this??!
Ness xx


  1. I love the idea of your cafe....I also love the framed kitchenalia.

  2. Great photos and ideas. Love the fresh flowers and white umbrellas.

  3. I love casual comfort.
    If you get a cafe I`ll come visit. love your style.

  4. All sounds pretty good to me. Let me know when you open. hee hee.

  5. I would love to be a frequent visitor to the top picture for coffee. Very inspirational

  6. The perfect cafe, just what we need here in SW France....

    Leeann x

  7. oh my! you have the best ideas for a cafe! would love to go there to sip a cup of delicious coffee! xo

  8. I would come across the ocean to visit your cafe -- and with that view? I may never leave!
    xo Isa

  9. I can feel you head spinning with ideas from here Ness. You really must make this happen. XO

  10. What a great post! That first picture, in particular, really drew me in. I love the airy casual feel. Heavenly...

  11. You have such a beautiful blog. Are all Aussie's so talented?
    I loved this post as I have always dreamed of owning a small cafe. I'm not sure for the love of designing one or for actually running it?

  12. Ness,

    I have to thank you for turning me on to Atlanta Bartlett. Her portfolio has such fabulous images - there's no end to the inspirational details. These little framed serving pieces have such simple warmth and character. Love this idea! :)

    Looking forward to seeing more of what you'll do with your outdoor space. Have you seen Susie Harris' little backyard cottage office? It's perfection :) http://www.susieharrisblog.com/2009/10/oakside-cottage.html

    Thanks for the great post tonight :)

    Jacci in Ohio

  13. Love the cafe idea and the gorgeous images, hope it happens I would definitely be visiting. x

  14. if it did look out on that view...
    it would be THE BOMB!!!

  15. You should definitely follow your dream... you have some fabulous ideas! Good luck and best wishes for success.


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