The passionate Pedler team comes to Battersea

 

Taking a new unit in the highly acclaimed power station development, Pedler Cru will be a destination restaurant as well as a well-loved 'local' for new residents.  The design rationale is based on our client's existing small neighbourhood restaurant in Peckham Rye.  At Battersea, a fresher, more contemporary space will be achieved together with the use of honest materials such as concrete, marble, steel, wood plus an abundance of greenery. 

Opening 2018.

 
Pedler Cru Battersea power station by An Artful Life studio
Pedler Cru battersea power station by An Artful Life studio
Pedler Cru Battersea power station by An Artful Life studio

Laid-back, welcoming pizza restaurant in Peckham

 

A relaxed yet vibrant concept was needed for this new neighbourhood cocktail bar and  wood-fired Italian pizzeria.  Extremely tight time scales added to the challenge in the refurbishment of a previous cafe on Bellenden Road.  Opened in Summer 2016, the final design offers a relaxed and beautiful space to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. 

 
Beautiful pizza boy by An Artful Life Studio
The beautiful pizza boy by An Artful Life Studio
The Beautiful Pizza Boy by An Artful Life Studio
The Beautiful Pizza boy restaurant design by An Artful Life studio

An avant-garde refurb for this centrally located stalwart

 

 A tired 4 storey interior and shopfront that needed updating, we have brought Zima back to life and energised the spaces for the team and customers.  The owners are heavily involved in the Russian art scene and their love of Russian avant-garde modern art shines through with our curated pieces adorning the walls.  The first floor space showcases a collection of exquisite antique wooden pieces and many of the artworks chosen link this collection to the suprematist movement and tell a real story of Russian history in art and design.

 
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Zima interior by An Artful Life studio
Zima restaurant design by An Artful Life studio
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Zima signage by An Artful Life Studio
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Renovation, modernisation & extension for a Victorian property

 

On a very tight budget, we modernised a run-down and very dated but beautiful Victorian house.  The renovation included a full re-wire as well as demolition and extension, new kitchen and bathrooms.  The new look is contemporary yet homely and sits well with all the beautiful period features that were retained.

 
Mill End House lounge by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House kitchen by An Artful Life studio
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Mill End House renovation by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House bathroom by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House dining room by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House Thaxted renovation by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House Thaxted renovation by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House bedroom by An Artful Life studio
Mill End House Thaxted children's bedroom by An Artful Life studio

Queens Road Peckham gets a new gin bar

 

Interior design for a new gin bar coming soon to Peckham.  Industrial and urban, this chic new bar will even have its own copper still.

 

 
Lucky Gin bar design by An Artful Life Studio
Lucky Gin bar design by An Artful Life studio

Styling the KODA House for UK launch

 

An Artful Life was tasked with 'dressing' the fantastic Estonian designed KODA house for it's UK launch. We selected smaller furniture items such as side tables, plant pots and soft accessories as cushions, throws, pillows and smaller 'finishing touches'. All items were sourced to budget, incredibly quickly and to meet the fantastically contemporary and stylish aesthetic of the super modern concrete Koda. The flat-pack Koda house was sited at the BRE (Building Research Establishment) in Watford.

 
KODA House styling by An Artful Life studio
KODA House styling by An Artful Life studio
KODA House styling by An Artful Life studio
KODA House styling by An Artful Life studio
KODA House styling by An Artful Life studio

A sleek design concept was required for a brand new restaurant in Leeds

 

For this destination restaurant, the client wanted to combine an emphasis on their deep understanding of agriculture and food service with a contemporary, stylish restaurant design, to deliver a truly memorable culinary experience.  Stockdales opened in September 2015.

Above image:  godine.co.uk

 
Stockdales of Yorkshire design concept by An Artful Life studio
Stockdales of Yorkshire restaurant concept design by An Artful Life studio
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Image:  godine.co.uk

Stockdales of Yorkshire restaurant concept design by An Artful Life studio
 Image:  godine.co.uk

Image:  godine.co.uk

Design consulting for the Old Vic Theatre cafe

 

The team at Penny consulted An Artful Life Studio on ways to make their new cafe/bar space work for both day-time and night-time use.

Image above:  thoroughlymodernmilly.com
 
Penny Cafe bar at The Old Vic
Penny Cafe bar at the Old Vic
Penny cafe bar at the Old Vic
Penny cafe bar at the Old Vic
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An Artful Life online shop 'popped up' for a week in Shoreditch

 

The retail side of the business took over the shop space of The Old Shoreditch Station cafe-bar for a week in November 2016.  With such a short run, it had to be a simple and cost-effective design, but with the installation of wall-art, hanging planters, bold clothes rails and product, we gave it the 'artful' touch and showcased highlights of our homeware, art, and design products available online:  anartfullife.co.uk 

 
Shoreditch popup shop by An Artful Life studio
Shoreditch popup shop by An Artful Life studio
Shoreditch popup shop by An Artful Life studio
Shoreditch popup shop by An Artful Life studio
Shoreditch popup shop by An Artful Life studio

Refresh of the Quince Tree Cafe, Henley

 

The Quince Tree commissioned An Artful Life to refresh the dining area of the River and Rowing Museum when they opened their cafe there.  This involved cladding of the counter, new paint colours, furniture, lighting and display shelving.

 
The Quince Tree cafe at River & Rowing museum Henley by An Artful Life studio
The Quince Tree cafe at the River & Rowing museum Henley by An Artful Life studio
The Quince Tree cafe at the River & Rowing museum Henley by An Artful Life studio
The Quince Tree cafe at the River & Rowing museum by An Artful Life studio
The Quince Tree cafe at the River & Rowing museum Henley by An Artful Life studio

Full re-model and new garden structure in East London

 

We are assisting an architect and art lover couple in the renovation and extension of their period property in Leytonstone.

Image above:  susannavento.fi

 
Lea House mood board by An Artful Life
Lea House mood boards by An Artful Life studio
Lea House mood boards by An Artful Life studio
Lea House mood boards by An Artful Life studio