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LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included


LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included

August 27, 2015

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

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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.

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Above: The Carrara marble countertop is framed with wood.


Above: Bright colors mixed with pastels exude a Southern Californian vibe.

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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.)

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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. 

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Above: Potted herbs are dotted around the room. 

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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. 

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Above: Blue-and-white ikat and ticking fabrics bring a nautical air to the back room. 


Above: Green wall lights with subtle brass details add to the warm glow. (For similar options, see 5 Favorites: Wall Lights for Less Than $125 and Cedar & Moss: A Bright New Lighting Company.)

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Above: A patchwork of blue-and-white tiles line the bathroom walls. 

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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. 

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