Meade Design Group is always elated to have an opportunity to involve our whole team in a project where we can combine our interior and graphic design disciplines into a cohesive concept.
Duo Café was no exception, and the Meade Design Group team was fully on-board with the directives from our clients at the Inn at Laurel Point: Eco-friendly, multi-purpose and respecting the work of Arthur Erickson (renowned architect behind the building) and the culture of the neighbourhood. Seeing the need for a local café they planned to offer some of the best pastries in the city and amazing coffee where patrons can choose to takeaway or meet with friends and enjoy the spectacular views.
The Meade Design Group team sought to re-use as many of the original elements as possible while modernizing, elevating and re-purposing this new venture for the hotel. Warm wood panelling and existing millwork was salvaged as much as possible and organic forms from eco-friendly materials hanging from the ceilings were introduced to add a new layer of interest in an unexpected place. New marble mosaic tile was installed which paired beautifully with the existing flooring while adding a Parisian flair as a nod to the delicious offerings found within. The colour palette and textural fabric mural were selected as an homage to local artist Emily Carr. A one-of-a-kind textile art installation is featured to complement the space while adding softness and dimension.
Ultimately, the project delivers an intimate and cozy retreat that is not only welcoming, but decidedly West Coast at its core – in both aesthetics and in mentality.