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We're in the Metro

What’s black and white and read all over? Well today it’s full of colour. We’re really pleased with our interview and design write-up in today's Metro. The London paper features a double-page spread of our colourful family home design. 

The piece looks at our design ethic and takes you through the journey from grotty rental to light and airy living space. Speaking about our Avocado Sweets approach, Interiors Editor, Vicky Harrison says: 

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In the news: our design among 'world's most stylish'

Our restaurant design for Little Saigon in East London has been named among the 'world's most stylish' in the national media. The Vietnamese street-food restaurant's colourful quirky design sits alongside large-scale creations from across the globe in a piece in the Daily Mail. The eighteen featured venues - all opened or redesigned in the past two years - are competing in the Restaurant and Bar category of the Society of British and International Design (SBID) awards.

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Little Saigon takes East London by storm

Quality Vietnamese street-food with a fun, pared-back interior to match. We were excited to see queues on the day Little Saigon opened its doors in Leytonstone, East London yesterday. A brand new eating concept for the area, the 100-seater restaurant offers traditional Vietnamese street-food packed full of fresh ingredients.

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News, ProjectsSusie Agathou
Independent coffee shop design: the best of old and new

We're excited to announce the opening of our latest commercial design, independent coffee shop Claud W. Dennis, adjacent to Southgate Underground station in North London.  A true independent, the cafe pays homage to (and takes its name from) the building's previous owner, a distinguished local property man. Credited with building many of Southgate's important parades, Claud W. Dennis was famous in the area in the first half of this century. The design revives many of his shop's original features, found in the building's loft, including a stunning stain glass front window and advertising signs.Bringing the design bang up to date is a rolling display of train times through a custom-made app for the busy commuter's peace of mind.  A bespoke hand-crafted iPad bar, of reclaimed Chemistry lab benches, allows free wi-fi surfing, while phone and laptop chargers make it a perfect hang out for freelancers.Those keen to switch off from the modern world can kick back next to the elegant Victorian fireplace and enjoy the array of hand-picked vintage pieces, sourced from local markets.  Gems include an authentic 1930s calculator and original glass decanter holder in mint condition.Glass table top displays reveal a wealth of reminders of times gone by, from letters and flyers to cigarette packets from Claud W. Dennis' time in the shop. Meanwhile, vintage factory and railway lighting give the design a timeless feel.And when the sun comes out you can kick-back in the cafe's boutique back garden, with authentic vintage seating.

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News, ProjectsSusie Agathou
To en-suite or not to en-suite? Designs that work.

Leaky taps, pokey spaces, body-clinging shower curtains? No way. Your bathroom should be your sanctuary.  If you can fit one in your bedroom, all the better.  En-suite designs aren't right for every room.  We've seen some shockers in our time.  Tiny bathrooms crammed into small bedrooms, separated by flimsy plasterboard walls.  The result?  Both room and bathroom lose any sense of appeal and probably reduce the property's value overall.  But with careful planning and the right materials you can make the most of an en-suite design without destroying the sense of space.

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Former school house turned eclectic home

Tailor-made in every detail, this converted Victorian school house apartment is brimming with character and laid-back urban style. Conceived and delivered by London-based interior design studio, Avocado Sweets, the interior mixes industrial fittings with vintage pieces and colourful fixtures, for a spectacular summer vibe.

With a fabulous collection of vintage pieces, the creative homeowners wanted a space to enjoy with family and friends in a comfortable, personal setting.

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Avocado Sweets 'striking design' praised by leading industry magazine

Leading industry magazine, Hospitality Interiors has hailed our latest restaurant design as having brought 'a haven of vibrancy and comfort to central London.'   In their most recent edition, out today, the magazine's full page feature on Great British Fish and Chips praises the 'eye-catching interior' that they say "undoubtedly embodies what the designer set out to achieve: 'A colourful celebration of British design, icons, quirk and fun, which makes eating out an attraction in itself'".  Based in County Hall between top tourist destinations the London Eye, Dungeon and Aquarium, Hospitality Interiors adds that the design 'offers a sense of fun and vibrancy that appeals to tourists and locals alike'. We say:  Thanks Hospitality Interiors! Glad you like it.

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The power of light

Our vintage design for Poppies of Camden is taking shape with a quartet of lights to transport you to 40s and 50s Britain. All these hard working lights continue their lifespan in Camden Town, giving diners a slice of history to light up that fabulous fish and chips.

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ProjectsSusie Agathou