Thursday, May 3, 2012

Delicious design: Lolita cafe in Ljubljana, Slovenia



While there is never a shortage of beautiful interiors around here, a conversation with a commercial designer friend the other day brought me to realize how much I often neglect to feature commercial spaces. I feel like we can often be quite unobservant within commercial spaces, despite the huge impact that they can have on our lives, influencing what we buy and often where we spent a good portion of our lives. Our experience in a everyday space such as Starbucks, is the result of hundreds of hours of careful thought and deliberation and while we're often unaware of it, we're undoubtedly manipulated by the design choices of this space. I find this whole psychological aspect of spaces and interiors quite fascinating.


So with a renewed mission to show off more beautiful commercial spaces, I thought I'd start off with one that was knock-your-socks-off fantastic. I was a little awestruck to discover the Lolita cafe in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A collaboration between the Kaval Group and Trije Arhitekti this cafe really delivers a full package with the aesthetic of the space and the fine crafted desserts they serve, both seem to work together flawlessly. The focal point of the space is undoubtedly the large scale printed mural on the scallop shaped ceiling. Soft, feminine with black accents for a little bit of modern edge, its a perfect fit with macaroons and fancy cakes. The rest of the space is styled quite simply, yet each detail feels very thoughtful. Black pendant lighting and accents ground the space add a bit of edge, preventing the space from becoming too frou-frou or feminine; the herringbone floor below has a multitude of different wood stains ranging from warm honey to soft pink and grey. There are layers and layers of interesting detail to enjoy in this space, as it is just as  much a treat for the eyes as the delicious desserts they serve. 













7 comments:

Kori Donahue said...

What an adorable place!!! I'll have my Fashion Friday link up tonight, maybe you can link up with me? Kori xoxo

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Lana {lanalou style} said...

Wow, that really is an incredible space! Love the ceiling :)

Jamie Herzlinger said...

the herringbone flooring is my favorite. I live all the different tones!

Jessica said...

This is such a refreshing interior post. I love getting inspiration from commercial spaces and that floor is divine!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Wow...the decor is so pretty & creative. They put some thought into this place, love that! :)

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Beth Price said...

The interior design of this cafe is stunning, and would work really well in a home as well! So gorgeous, and now I desperately want to go!

Ieva | Dorer said...

I can't believe that such a place is in Slovenia, not in the USA or UK. I would really love to visit this cafe but I would probably couldn't stop looking at the ceiling. Thanks for sharing!

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