Warmth, charming details, and an overall welcoming spirit define this retail design. The business concept combines a specialty cafe and boutique with an adjacent lounge space designed as a home for adoptable rescue cats. Designing a space comfortable for human guests but also enriched for the needs of feline inhabitants was the key challenge, which Tamara Heather Interior Design carried out with great success. Easily cleanable and durable finish materials were selected with maintenance in mind. Custom ledges and climbing structures provide enrichment and exercise for the cats, who are able to roam freely and interact naturally with customers. Period … View This Article Daily Mews Cat Cafe
Tamara Heather Interior Design brought in strong lines, bold colors and dramatic lighting to give this Asian fusion restaurant an exciting and contemporary edge. A four-sided bar was designed with back-lit acrylic panels, and the angled steel superstructure above supports multiple TV screens to please a large, sports watching crowd. The signature sushi bar interprets traditional Asian design elements in a modern way, in keeping with the restaurant’s forward looking perspective and innovative menu.
Yamazaru of SouthEnd
This newest restaurant from the highly successful owner of Charlotte’s favorite, Rusans, Yamazaru brings a whisky bar ambiance to the sushi scene of SouthEnd Charlotte. Tamara Heather Interior Design was brought in to help bring the owner’s vision of a warm and welcoming space with a whiskey bar ambiance to life. We enveloped the space in natural toned wood, and designed custom shelving with natural steel accents, adding specialty lighting and exposed Edison bulbs to lend a throwback vibe and casual atmosphere. Photography by Joe Purvis
SoHo Glass Gallery
After leasing a retail site in a prime location in SoHo, NY, the owners of the Susan Megson Gallery engaged Tamara to completely transform a formerly lackluster purse shop into an elegant glass gallery. To accomplish the owners’ vision, Tamara designed custom display cases, floating glass shelving and specialty lighting. A subdued color and materials palette was developed that lends drama to the artworks on display.
Polka Dot Bake Shop
The launch of this now thriving cupcake business started with the interior transformation of a retail site that had formerly held a sandwich shop. Tamara helped the owners to realize their vision of a bright, playful and clean-lined interior on a modest project budget. Design elements included a new color palette, signage, lighting, stain-resistant upholstery and draperies.