Every now and then I think to myself, “Why am I writing this physics lab report again? Shouldn’t I be eating a croissant and/or owning a café as sweet as Hally’s?” And the answer is always, “Yes, you should be eating a croissant. Owning a café as sweet as Hally’s may not be in the cards for you for a while.” Thanks inner self. You always inspire me to make the right decisions.
First of all, mint is my savior colour lately. That, along with the cheery yellow of the bar stools, is pulling my body in with a force so much more powerful than gravity. (Physics lab, remember?)
The chairs alone, as in simply the shape of them, are so Parisian in nature. But dipping them into pastel mints and lavenders makes the whole room coo ooh-la-la in a way I have never seen chairs do before.
These brick walls give off such a subtly rustic charm Hally’s. You can see that the crevices of the natural walls were so deep, and so aged, before she got her hands on them, and yet that history is highlighted by dousing them in this milky white. It’s as though she’s taken a canvas, painted it white, and allowed every other colour to inject the whole room with as much happiness and joy as possible.
The walls act as a background to the colour palette that has come together so dreamily – mint, sunny yellow, and deep, natural greens. On another note, I would wish for nothing more than to be waiting for my croissant and cappuccino on one of these stools of happiness right now.
The next time I ask myself why I don’t own a café like Hally’s will simply be answered with, “You will one day,” because as of right now, I can’t think of a life any more perfect than surrounding myself with the smell of pastries, coffee beans, and the sweet, sweet atmosphere of a minty sunshine forest.
Should you be as curious as I was, the interior designer behind Hally’s is Alexander Waterworth. His website is as delicious to the eyes, let alone his design, as the croissants sitting on that counter are to my tummy.