One of my favourite email newsletters to receive is that by Broadsheet. Just last week, this amazing new cafe popped into my inbox – full of polished concrete, touches of teal in the tiles and upholstery, and polished, brass elements. It’s No. 19 in Ascot Vale – the new venture by Diana and Domenic Caruso, who are the couple behind St Rose in Essendon.
Melbourne-based studio Biasol lead the interior design, and is also responsible for one of Melbourne’s most Instagrammed cafes: Kitty Burns. The idea behind No. 19 – in both its branding and interiors – was elegance, timelessness and the Greek delicatessen that could be found around Melbourne in the 1950s.
Dotting the walls are LED and solid brass lamps by Cedar and Moss, all the way from Oregon in the USA. Other standout design elements are the hand-painted teal tiles from Morocco, white steel framing creating sections among the cafe, some with big globes at each end reminding me of old street lights, and the velvet, teal upholstery paired with grey, pink and classic houndstooth. Take a look at this stunning new cafe below…
Images from No. 19, © Ari Hatzis