Inspired by California beach cafes, Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of London design firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors bring their own brand of microclimate design Hally’s, a new deli in Parsons Green, in the heart of southwest London.
Photography by Helen Cathcart.
Above: Yellow Tolix stools set the beach tone in the main room, where they're paired with whitewashed bricks and a bar built from limed scaffolding boards.
Above: The Carrara marble countertop is framed with wood.
Above: Bright colors mixed with pastels exude a Southern Californian vibe.
Above: The communal tables are also made from scaffolding boards. (For Corbin Bernsen's bedside shelves from scaffolding, see Backyard Bunkhouse, Hollywood Royal Family Edition.)
Above: Open shelves fashioned from scaffolding have a pleasing informality.
Above: Raw bentwood chairs have been carefully dip-dyed in pastels to add color throughout the space.
Above: Potted herbs are dotted around the room.
Above: The white-wood shiplap in the back room is a detail borrowed from beach hut design. See Expert Advice: The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap to get the look.
Above: Blue-and-white ikat and ticking fabrics bring a nautical air to the back room.
Above: A patchwork of blue-and-white tiles line the bathroom walls.
Above: The facade opens up entirely for al fresco dining; in bad weather, the large glazed openings allow light in.
Two years ago, Waterworth Interiors transformed our notions about fish-and-chips shops in its design of Kerbisher & Malt. Planning a trip to London? See City Guides: London for our favorite design haunts.
Below: Hally's is in Parsons Green, in southwest London.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 9, 2012, as part of our issue The Summer Bedroom.