Project Reveal: Bumble Play Cafe
I hope everyone had a fantastic labor day weekend! I had a great one. One of the joys of this weekend was walking around Bumble: A Play Cafe that I helped to design, as it is officially open to the public. I’ve blogged about it here and here. Here was the picture of where we were at back then…
And here it is today:
It’s come along way and I love the way it turned out! All of the seating, in this room, are vintage pieces that we found and had recovered in fabrics that can stand the test of little ones and grown up spills. The low seat curved sofa faces a large aquarium; I was so happy when I found this sofa because it provides a comfy spot that is easy for children to hop onto and sit eye level with the fish. I also found the large antler chandelier from this ETSY shop, of all places. There are so many gems on ETSY! (All antlers were from sheddings and no animals were harmed).
I’ve been moving from the back of the restaurant to the front. Up the ramp from the communal table and to the left, you’ll find an outdoor patio. The outdoor patio is for adults only. It’s a place to come relax, sip some wine and watch a football game or perhaps a reality TV show with girlfriends. We went with a contrast pipe on the cushions, which is a look I absolutely love.
This was that same outdoor space when I blogged about it in January:
As you enter back in, we’re getting close to the front entrance. There is a cozy nook with fireplace seating to cuddle up and sip a glass of wine. The mirror above the fireplace is made with wood chips, which is really stunning in person.
This is the spot where you can drop your kids off. They will be watched by trained sitters and you can go enjoy a meal with your girlfriends or husband. Yes, you read that correctly. An easy, relaxing meal or cup of coffee without having to find a babysitter or drop the kids off at your moms. How easy and wonderful is that? And what fun your kids will be having.
One last spot that’s fun for the whole family – an outdoor sand box and seating:
I’m so happy to have worked on this project and I’m proud with how it all turned out. Mary Heffernan, the owner, did an amazing job and I know this cafe will be a huge success. Come on down to Bumble on 145 1st Street in Los Altos; I PROMISE you won’t regret it. The whole place is a little slice of happiness.
If you are interested in hiring me for designing a piece of your home or an entire look, I’m happy to help. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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