A recently trending phenomenon, a café home is a not a traditional home setting a la suburbia.it is a more playfully modern take on the interior setting and architectural planning of a home. The recently trending aspect of small cafes opening up everywhere might have something to do for the inspiration of these homes, but deviating from the norm has made these resemble apartments of the contemporary genre. A café home will follow a relatively friendlier flow chart and an interior that resembles that of a modest café environ – these would include a semi-open floor plan, cleverly designed lighting and fixtures that are funky but pragmatic at the same time. The relative café ambiance leans more towards the playful than a traditional home interior, and as such, it can be tricky to incorporate that theme into a closed home environment. You have to know what you’re looking for and be specific at the time of architectural planning in order to make the best of this theme. All the ducks need to be in a row for this kind of an interior application, so keeping all of this in mind, today we will be looking at a few interiors that have embraced the chocolaty café essence of this theme pretty well.
The café ambiance dictates that the relative ambiance be open and cheerful while at the same time being understated and elegant, and that is exactly what this particular café themed kitchen is. The use of walnut veneer and its combination with that retail style lighting adds a very specific vibe. The back barding backsplash and the bookcase do not fail to reinforce that vibe.
Café’s are notorious for their open and laid back settings, and this open floor plan embraces that feeling by playing on the textures, fixtures and accessories in the best way possible. The bare brick cladding along with the dim gold lighting create a relaxing ambiance that is just perfect for a café style home.
Another angle of the same interior shows just how well you can incorporate this theme into a small space by playing on small details such as picture frames and fixture formations. The trendy, doodle style wall frames add that playful touch that is perfectly at home in this ambiance.
Transparency is one of the key features of any café style environment and this home captures that element pretty well and incorporates it an even better way. The simple glass framing adds an element of transparency that is just the right amount of see through for a home environment.
Café style fixtures are very specifically designed with a public environment in mind and it’s hard to capture their essence in a small scale interior, but the picture below shows that it can definitely be done – just look at the espresso cabinet and its down lighted accessories.