Heirloom Ambleside is a modern fast casual restaurant located close to the beach in Vancouver, Canada. Its interior was designed by Evoke International Design Inc and reflects the mountainside and coastal setting.
The main idea of this project was to create an interior that is flexible and would accommodate a dawn-till-late casual dining concept. The casual dining concept also comes with a juice bar, café, and a full-sized kitchen.
Thanks to the restaurant’s corner location, the designing team was able to make the most of the tall street front windows. They realized the idea by adding bar seating along them, offering diners with views of the street as they enjoy their foods and drinks.
To emphasize the mountainside and coastal setting, tones of forest green and marine blue were integrated into the interior design. You can see these color schemes through the restaurant’s millwork, tile finishes, the upholstery, and loose furniture.
Not only that, but the design team also used other design elements, such as natural and handmade finishes found in white oak, hand-made glazed tiles, and woven wool upholstery. Tubular metalwork in black was utilized across the space as layering and framing elements. The metalwork is essential to define seating areas and to retain the bright and open atmosphere.
Bold, decorative light fixtures from local designers were integrated to define services zones. Those fixtures also come in handy to ooze intimacy and warmth to dining areas.
Dining areas were divided into zones to offer a mix of seating options based on the diners’ preference. There’s a bar counter area that engages with the street and preparation areas. For a more private experience, the diners can either go with booths or flexible soft seating banquettes.