One of my all time favourite cafes in the world is Shells Surfcafe in Sligo. Everything from the food to the atmosphere and the little shop -this place is always full of life and offers the best eggs Benedict I know. After doing some designs for the garden of the cafe the owners Jane and Miles asked me to help design their interior and the garden of their newly bought cottage in Strandhill Sligo. Their vision for the small derelict cottage which they bought and rebuilt with love and dedication has been extraordinary. The couple’s recognisable style was the main focus of the home they wanted to create and this is where I came in. To help them realise their dream and to create a coherency between interior and exterior, always working with the architect and builders of the house.
“The couple wanted to combine industrial style with the spirit of the old cottage and I was delighted to be brought in to help them design the kitchen and the garden”.
The creative ethos behind the house, and really everything these guys do, is totally unique. From the start they knew what they wanted and the style and customised touches all over the house are a sign of their taste.
The design ethos behind the design had to marry the style of the house and untimately reflect Jane and Myles. A creative, surf loving, design orientated couple who love food, nature and embrace life to the fullest.
To see more of our beautiful Design, inspiring stories and fantastic food inspiration and recipes check out SurfCafe Living, the new book by Jane and Myles which brings their vision for great food and creative living. www.shellscafe.com
The beautiful images are by Mike Searle of http://www.mikesearlephotography.co.ukMike Searle Photography
The beautiful concrete work in the home is by Sligo based Derek Shaw- a true master in concrete