Litecraft City Guide : Rosylee Tearooms
In the über trendy quarter of Manchester in the centre of Stevenson Square sits the newly established Rosylee Tearooms, opening in August 2013 it boasts a mixture of modern tea making set in a traditional vintage surrounding. The tearoom can be accessed through the main front door and is situated on the first floor whilst the second floor houses The Fitzgerald, a 1940's inspired cocktail bar. On first approach the building stands out from the usual Northern Quarter industrial inspired backdrop. White walls, gold print lettering with black glossed windows and doors. The exterior is reminiscent of a traditional tea room, one you would find in York or Harrogate.
On entering you're greeted with a mixture of styles, think industrial rawness meets Edwardian classic with a hint of Parisian style thrown in. Neatly lined white washed tables and dark wood traditional chairs make up the main room whilst soft mocha coloured booths feature for a more intimate dining experience. There is definitely a romantic notion attached to the establishment, pretty ivy trails cover the ceiling overhead whilst botanical style hurricane lamps capture floral table arrangements next to vintage candle holders. White wash interior walls together with glass doors and large glass windows break up the dark ambience whilst also showcasing the building industrial heritage.
But it's the Gatsby-esque lanterns and glass shade pendants subtly dangling above that really get our romantic feelings souring. The eclectic mismatch of decanter style glass and vintage shades in sultry smoked glass add a perfect romantic twist. Together with low dark black gloss ceiling and deep brown wood flooring, a dark and seductive ambience is created.
To get the look in your home pull together deep brown and black accessories, keep walls fresh and clean with white and cream tones but gloss windows frames and skirting boards in a black finish. Add organic elements such as plants and wild flowers, trail fake ivy along banisters and mantle pieces. Choose vintage light fittings that feature smoked glass and distressed metal. This look would work perfectly in a conservatory or summer house.
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