After working in banking, financial services and as a chef in London, Marcelo Villari decided to follow his passion for cooking and open his first business in his hometown of Londrina, Parana- Brazil.
The client was looking for a welcoming and warming interior, more home-made than staged. He was unsure about what style to choose, although the first suggestion was a rustic/industrial style, he also considered a retro and a more traditional french style. After much consideration and three mood boards, we decided to go back to the first option.
A large area was needed to be allocated for the kitchen. Any doors had to allow enough clearance for industrial size appliances.
Produce a warming an welcoming feeling by using plenty of reclaimed wood. Respect the original building and highlight industrial features, such as the steel beams and cable lighting.
Using dark grey and aqua-blue as highlight colours.
Separate more than half of the ground floor for the kitchen, with a dry wall and wide sliding doors.
To hide unwanted architecture we used large black boards that covered the upstairs rail and the gates on the window, they also double up as menus.
Keep the display of food simple, letting it speak for itself.
Use plenty of hand-written boards and illustrations, to keep the "home-made" feeling.