Situated at the contemporary and cool Ikon Art Gallery in Birmingham’s trendy Brindleyplace and Oozell’s Square. Serving traditional tea, coffee and cake the café has also branched out serving tapas and other delicious recipes. A summery terraced seating area greets you at the entrance boasting contemporary geometric seating in vibrant yellows and more muted grey. The contrast of old brick against the contemporary chairs works great and echoes the artistic and contemporary feel of Ikon.
On entering, an overwhelming feeling of freshness takes hold, clean white walls, white ceilings, ceiling high windows and strobe-like fluorescent lights create an airy and uncluttered ambience, much like an Art Gallery would. The fresh and somewhat minimalist décor is broken up with the introduction of sunny colours and vibrant pattern in the form of more yellow and grey plastic chairs and a cosy patterned booth seat that runs along the right side of the establishment featuring 3 main colours yellow, air-force blue and grey.
Lighting is very minimal with just a few recessed spotlights dotted above the bar area and 2 large strobe-like fluorescent bulbs entwined within an installation of white ceiling discs.
To recreate this it’s best to start with a blank white canvas, then add a few accent colours of your choice, in this case go for mustard yellows and muted greys to break up the vibrancy. Choose sculptural light fittings, geometric and spirograph styles are a must. Check out our Décor Look Book below for more inspiration…
Café Opus Décor Look Book