This is another blog post in a series about building my dream cafe. I am part way through this journey as I envision, plan and dream as well as meet with others about this dream place. In my heart I trust this vision. I will do the work necessary to make it come true, but I trust the universe to take care of some of the details.
As I took a "dream day" to write down all of my thoughts about the cafe that had been rattling around in my head for a long time, I thought about not only the look of the cafe but the environment and the messages that surround the clients and the team members working there. Out and about sometimes I see people that look sad, dejected or negative. I feel like they are under so much stress. What if there were somewhere they could go to nourish their souls, to have a smile on their face for at least part of the day? That is what I want to build. I want to see more smiles and positivity!
I also encourage you to schedule a "dream day" to envision what your dream looks like and write about it, draw it, paint it! Schedule a day after the holidays or the beginning of January to start to make your dreams come true!
Here is how I envision the cafe looking and the exact messages that we will incorporate into the design to make it a positive environment:
Look of the cafe:
Warm, inviting cottage space. This cafe feels like a home away from home. The look mixes modern lines with traditional flourishes like lace tablecloths. Modern Swedish + Grandma's House.
Furniture: Modern wood tables and chairs adorned with antique linens. Some large chairs and sofas to relax in, especially around the bakery area.
Colors: Natural light wood tones such as maple and Oregon ash+ hot pink and gold accents.
Wall Art: Modern prints in ornate gold painted frames. Art is graphic, bold, positive message:
"Smile: You are Amazing"
"Miracles Are Happening"
"We are all Connected"
What does a positive & inviting space look like to you?
I'd love to hear from you!
With lots of care,