Interior Design Project: Bistro Number 9

Thoroughly enjoyed working on our first commercial interior design project for Andrea the driving force and owner behind Number 9 Bistro in Darras Hall, Ponteland. 

A lovely cup of coffee with a friend led to an introduction to Andrea and a whole conversation around the interior of Number 9 bistro. Already a very popular venue with locals and footballers alike due to its friendly atmosphere and fantastic food, Andrea wanted to inject glamour into the Bistro. The menu was being extended and more evenings being introduced so Andrea wanted to take the interiors up a notch. 

As with every project the initial free meeting focused on understanding exactly what the client, in this case Andrea, was hoping to achieve.

Andrea wanted the Bistro to be comfortable through the day with a more glamorous feel for the evenings. 

The colour scheme was picked to accentuate the amazing bar that Andrea had previously installed. During the meeting Andrea advised that she liked peacock colours and they formed the basis of the scheme. The colours black, turquoise and navy blue with bronze and gold hi-lights. 

The main wall was to provide the majority of the focus.  It was painted in Farrow& Ball Soft black and a long feature shelf was added to provide a focal point and create interest. We reorganised the furniture and utilised 2 mirrors which Andrea already had and they were painted and added above the shelf. The centre piece was found on a shopping expedition at the Great British Interiors of Morpeth, a stunning metal artwork of palm leaves. 

Additional artwork was also added to the main wall as you enter the bistro.

Bistro Number 9 Mood Board

The new shelf was accessorised with fairy lights, the colourful vases with palm leaves and peacock feathers and brass candle holders were added to create more ambience. 

The tartan banquet seating was re-upholstered in a rich blue velvet fabric and lots of comfy cushions were added in black, turquoise, navy colours. 

The table settings were all reviewed with little flower vases and candles added during the day and full settings at night. 

Andrea and her team are delighted with the design and customer feedback has been amazing. Don’t take our word for it, go check it out for yourself www.number9bistro.co.uk 

Client's comments 

'I have a small bistro on Darras Hall, Ponteland, Lorraine was a customer of mine drinking coffee...... the rest is history, she listened to my glitches and then came up with the goods.  The Bistro is being admired by everyone, it’s been the last part of the jigsaw to refine the business. Thank you so much Lorraine xx' 
Andrea-Number 9 Bistro 

Before Photos

After Photos