Following the official opening last Friday Tatreez Cafe is now in full swing!
Serving up delicious Palestinian treats and tasty tasty Lebanese wine (which by the way is one of the most gulpable pleasuresome red wines ever to grace the inside of my mouth) and with plenty of live music nights which range from Folk Gypsy to traditional Palestinian to Afro Fusion, if you haven’t already been, its well worth a visit, and when you do I’m sure you’ll be going back again and again…and again….and……anyway enough words, its over to the pictures.
Just because everyone always loves ‘before & after’ shots here’s a selection of the best from our Relic Interiors archive. Enjoy!
Finally…… we present to you the finished photos of The Marquess Tavern.
It was such a pleasure to work with this beautiful listed building, built in the 1850′s alongside one of London’s hidden treasures, the New River. Our brief was to create a comfortable, homely, unpretentious feel focusing particulary on the grand conservatory at the rear which in its existing state, although it was always beautiful space, felt too stark and vast. It was important to play with heights in this space so we have added a beautiful, striking lighting feature made up of 28 individual pendants hung from the huge skylight, this in effect brings the eye level down away from the high ceiling void. The high reclaimed timber perch tables then raise the eye level away from the floor creating a much more varied and eclectic feel. We also deepened and darkened the walls, filled them with artworks, books, and lights and laid down some rugs to add to the cosy feel of the space.
In general, throughout, we have gone for an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional with a slightly colonial edge. The greatest visual statements coming through in the light fittings which fill the space with warmth and interest. You will also notice visual references throughout, particularly in the artwork, to George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh, who both lived around the corner in Canonbury Square for many years.
Well……. thats it from us, we are absolutely delighted with the result but we want to hear from you, so please send us your comments, we want to know what you think of our latest refurb! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org (P.s. sign up to the Marquess Tavern website and you’ll get a free drink!)
The Marquess Tavern, 32 Canonbury Street, London, N1 2TB
You can no longer walk down Stoke Newington High Street without noticing its latest arrival, Tatreez Cafe serving up delicious Palestinian dishes. The main focal point of the space is “Big Mamma” the huge pizza oven that dominates the front area of the restaurant, this is the beating heart of the restaurant providing tasty treats and a food theatre for the customers.
Whilst there are still a few unfinished corners, Tatreez is open business. Go and check it out!
Tatreez cafe, 188 Stoke Newington High St, London, N16 7JD
You can also keep up to date with their live music schedule on their facebook page facebook.com/tatreezcafe
(photos coming soon)
If you can’t wait until Thursday 18th July when the doors open to the public, here’s a wee preview some of the design elements from the newly refurbished interior of The Marquess Tavern, our latest Relic Interior.
Photos to follow shortly…….
The Marquess Tavern, 32 Canonbury St, London, N1 2TB
At a whopping great big 3.6m long by 2.1m high this is officially our largest piece to date! Commissioned by the brilliant “This Is Now” for the their newly refurbished Soho office.
With bold splashes of colour, assymetric geometries, our trademark black edge and good old reclaimed scaffold boards this piece is oozing with Character. It works here perfectly as a visual separation between the reception area and the office space whilst still retaining glimpses through with loads of useful storage space incorporated into the design.
Here’s a little peak at the look and feel of a brand new restaurant opening right here in N16 very soon. More info on its way!..
“The story of Old Mary is one of love, intrigue and tragedy, and now cocktails and craft beers too in what used to be the servant’s quarters of the original house
Mary came to London from the countryside in search of work, she was young, pretty and a little naïve. After a chance meeting with the young Lord Craven at Lancaster Gate, he took pity on the young girl and offered her work in his kitchens. The other servants very quickly took to Mary with her mild manner and sweet charm.
She was in awe of the handsome Lord Craven and he doted on her, they fell in love and planned to run away together, but Lord Craven’s wife had other plans………Mary was found in the Scullery with a knife through her heart. It’s been said that Mary can still be heard weeping in the kitchens of the Mitre, so if you feel a chill or hear a whisper, fear not, it’s just Old Mary searching for her love………”
Or so they say……..
Enjoy a Bloody Mary with Old Mary at Old Mary’s……..
For more info follow link to the Old Mary’s website shown on side bar
Here’s a sneaky preview at the look and feel of a brand spanking new, old cocktail & real ale bar in Central London which will be opening its doors in less than 3 weeks!
Think Dickensian, underground dram shop with undertones of decadence infused with psychoactive alkaloids derived from none other than The Devil’s Root itself………and you’ll be halfway there.
Watch this space………!
September saw the opening of The Grafton in Kentish Town and finally we have the photos! Our brief was to design an authentic, unpretentious old boozer and that is exactly what we did. It warms my cockles every time we walk through the doors, it really is everything we had hoped it would be and more. It was an Interior Design project that was a real pleasure from beginning to end owing largely to the fact that our clients Susie and Joel were so refreshingly full of enthusiasm, inspiration and ambition for their newly acquired pub.
“Its the perfect reinvention, we think, in that its Victorian elegance has been restored – or rather, reimagined – whilst allowing a sense of history to pervade in its candle-lit corners. And there’s not a pretension in sight.”The Kentish Towner
I couldn’t have put it better myself……..Here are the pics