When I imagine a bakery of any kind, the first thing that comes to mind is a space that’s light, bright, and jovial. I never would have dreamed of marrying pastries with drama – it’s just not an adjective I’d use when deliberating on how to display such delicate treats.
I recently stumbled upon this pastry shop, Sweet Alchemy, whose design aesthetic quickly challenged all of my preconceived notions of what a bakery should be. The play of light and dark in this particular space is incredibly unexpected, which makes it all the more appealing. It’s often the path less travelled that leads to the most interest when it comes to design. And it’s spaces like these that give me the confidence to question my first instincts when working with my own clients.