La Brasseria is a family run restaurant that has operated in London for over 20 years. We worked alongside the team to fully re-design their existing restaurant on Marylebone High Street.
When designing the interiors for the two-story restaurant we drew inspiration from the personable service and warm atmosphere that was synonymous with existing restaurant and drew inspiration for the palette from Lake Como where the family has its roots. Our scheme incorporates both contemporary and more traditional materials to ensure that it is in-keeping with the restaurant scene of the local area whilst still retaining the intimacy of the previous space.
The completed restaurant includes a large feature bar on the ground floor giving the room a focal point whilst adding theatre to the space. The bar includes a rose-pink marble top and oak cladding that all sits on a playful terrazzo floor. This adds fun to the scheme whilst natural brass details are included within the back-bar display and hanging gantry to an element of luxury to the scheme.
The walls within the ground floor restaurant are clad in fluted timber that has been painted in a high gloss teal paint to contrast against the pink velvet seat pads of the rattan dining chairs. We introduced coffers to the ceiling to emphasise the bar position and unusual plan of the site whilst illuminating the space without the need for additional pendants or chandeliers.
A new shopfront was installed to open the room and engage the interior spaces of the restaurant with the terrace and local community making the most of the prominent corner site. The shopfront was re-painted in a navy-blue colour and a signature pink awning was introduced.
The scheme within the basement is elevated from the rest of the site and includes dark-stained oak fluted wall panelling below a contemporary wallpaper onto which the picture lights and bespoke wall lights illuminate the artwork that was selected alongside the client team.
We introduced a blue quilted back banquette to the basement including four feature booths that sit within alcoves under the street. Against the banquette we paired a dining chair upholstered in a mustard leather with bar stools upholstered in teal and finally a teal velvet curtain to dress the alcove dining booths.
We worked alongside Land of Plenty on the project. They undertook the re-branding of the restaurant including the new name, logo and menus which include playful sketches of the local residents and patrons.