Designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects
Take a look at this delicate and inspiring interior design of Hello Cupcake Shop near Dupont Circle. It was designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects, also known for its design of DC’s Studio Theater and the America Online headquarters in Dulles.
The idea for this wonderful cupcake shop was to create an atmosphere resembling a jewelry boutique. The cupcakes act in this overall setting as precious jewels. Contemporary sculpted gypsum below the counter echoes the frosting swirls of the treats above.
The display cases of cupcake ingredients in large glass containers behind the counter and the girly white and pink chandeliers above create a magical and inviting atmosphere.
The Architect responsible for the design, made the 500-sqaure-foot space look much roomier than it is, with its creative tall ceilings, lighting and the dark chocolate color wall on one side.
Overall project followed LEED and Green Restaurant Association standards in the design. The kitchen uses all Energy Star appliances; oven heat is captured and redistributed through the HVAC system during the winter months; and the interior makes use of regionally produced and recycled materials.
The clean, colorful, and modern appeal will definitely draw people from the sidewalk.
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