Spotted: Coffee Shop Cool

Hello! I still have several “big” posts to write about design adventures in London, but I wanted to share some little things that caught my attention as I was out and about. Inspiration can be found everywhere if you keep your eyes open! Here’s the first in a series:


This was a coffee shop that I happened to be walking by near St. Paul’s Cathedral – I loved the grouping of mismatched vintage lanterns and also the reclaimed wood patchwork wall. I saw them out of the corner of my eye and had to stop and take a picture! Either of these ideas could easily be a great design element in a home. The patchwork wall idea could be a done as a whole wall like this one but it could also be scaled down to be more like artwork. This picture is also a great reminder of how much fun chalkboards are! This one with the aged wood frame is wonderful.