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Tenant Improvement for a Coffee Shop

The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

A new “Third Place” serving food and drinks in Bothell, Washington.

The design intent for this new business was to create a flexible venue that could function as a Third Place: coffee shop by day, bar and restaurant in the evenings. The proprietors even wanted it to act as a performance space when needed.

The look and feel of the new café juxtaposes the aesthetic of a Parisian bistro with that of a country cottage for a sophisticated, yet warm and rustic, atmosphere. It is unassuming and comfortably casual during the day, and able to be dressed up at night.

From design through permitting, and with a full selection of finishes, fixtures, equipment, and furniture, we helped find a balance between contemporary and traditional elements. Contrast wainscoting and French-style tables and chairs play off of a solid wood bar top with a live edge and a high-cleft hearth in the lounge. The dark wood floors help the highly-saturated blue walls pop dramatically. With seating options varying from comfy chairs at the fire, to bar stools, to two-tops, four-tops, and even a conference room, there is somewhere to sit for each need their clientele may have.

B&V Project Team:
Charles FademProject Lead
Katie Mallory, Allied ASIDDesign Team

This project was built by TCI.
Consulting for kitchen and bar layout by Bargreen Ellingson.
Photos by Travis Peterson and Tina Witherspoon.

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

How did this project come together?

Here are a few artifacts from the design process.

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum – Design Process Sketches
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum – Design Process Sketches
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum – Design Process Sketches
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum – Design Process Sketches
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

The Cottage – Café, Bar, Coffee Shop, Restaurant – Board & Vellum – Design Process Sketches
The Cottage: Coffee, Bistro & Bar

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