A Stylish At-Home Café Space

March 24, 2021

Inspired by scenes of Parisian sidewalk cafes, the simplicity of the everyday, mixed with a tinge of vintage glamour permeates with dexterity to capture the essence of café décor. Famously derived from French culture, café style is best known for an emphasis on quality over quantity, rarely missing a detail. The casual atmosphere paired with an elegant sensibility offers an auspicious approach to dining where every meal is experiential and meaningful. Creating a stylish at-home café space where family comes together to enjoy a quality meal can elevate the ordinary by bringing in unexpected textures, shapes, and color in an effort to coexist, transporting guests to a vibrant old-meets-new setting.

In this post, we explore several variations of café décor including patio bistro sets for an exterior dining area and a comprehensive look at pieces that work to illuminate the chic sensibility of an at-home café space.

Shelli Teak Rectangle Dining Table Stright On

Shelli Teak Bistro Table

Open Air Impressions

Inspired by an elevated take on a naturalistic feeling, an exterior dining area with softened minimalism captures the contrast between décor and environment. The casual presence of the Shelli Teak Outdoor Bistro Table (right) was created with the intention to provide intimacy and tranquility through a subtle approach to a toned down version of rustic dining décor. Made from a-grade teak finished with an aged weatherworn look displays authenticity while highlighting its quality craftsmanship. Without making a dramatic departure, pairing this outdoor bistro table with a chair that leans more heavily on detail and precision can offer a compatible companion to the soft visual of the bistro table. Consider the Washington Woven Outdoor Dining Chair in White that appears oversized yet proportionately appropriate to balance the table’s slenderness. The singular wrap around back and armrest ensures a comforting seat with a sophisticated silhouette while the creamy colors transform the space.  Tie this small patio set together by incorporating large leafy palms in concrete planters like the Blok Concrete Planters that won’t obstruct the natural rhythm of the space.

Blok Concrete Round Dining Table

Blok Concrete Round Dining Table

Vantage Point

An alternative approach to café design, aesthetically defined by ultra-modern outdoor café furniture, captivates onlookers to challenge the idea of tradition. Materials like concrete, outdoor rope, and powder-coated aluminum comingle in contemporary silhouettes that still honors the intimacy of café style. The Block Round Concrete Dining Table (left) defines the tulip-shaped table in an unconventional material while remaining modest for relaxing moments. Pairing this modern accent with a dynamic dining chair like the Tessa Rope Outdoor Dining Chair in Espresso brings out a sense of decadence and grandeur. Inspired by midcentury modern design, this piece brings a layer of intrigue and visual interest for a distinguished bistro set.  Introduce a market umbrella or an offset patio umbrella like the Mauritius Cantilever Umbrella in Grey for an elegant effect. The Sunbrella® canopy is known for its ability to block out UV rays, colorfast ability, and resistance to mildew, that provides a performance that exceeds expectation. This bistro patio set offers a hint of a modern edge while keeping true to café style through proportions and shape.

cafe round teak folding table

Round Teak Cafe’ Folding Table

Natural Instincts

Livable, relaxed luxury creates an appreciation for simple design, evoking a sense of classicism that is at the heart of a stylish bistro set. The Round Teak Folding Table (right) may seem like the obvious choice, but it’s a classic that meets the moment. Nature formulates the exterior space in a careful harmony of seclusion and transparency and to follow that sense of balance, arrange the furnishings with precision in order to neatly capture the essence of the space. Instinctual yet innovative, the Tango Dining Chair in Black is made from grade-a teak and outdoor mesh creates an enviable, understated elegant café dining set. To disrupt the nondescript, introduce pieces like the Blok Concrete Candlesticks in various heights to provide a sense of imperfection, allowing the glowing ambiance to permeate the wild beauty and lushness of nature. If taking a more sociable to alfresco café style is more suitable, the Square Teak Outdoor Bar Table paired with the Toscana Teak Arm Bar Stool (below) creates an outdoor bar height bistro set that combines form and performance. The bar table features a cut-out space in the middle for a market umbrella to keep guests shaded for a long afternoon embracing the informal luxury of a private space.

Toscana Teak Bar Stool

Toscana Teak Bar Stool

Enjoying the pleasure of an alfresco café style dining set provides a sense of whimsy that enhances a sophisticated aesthetic for a residence. From the classics to a modern interpretation fuses a seamless connection to the natural landscape. The furnishings that evoke a sense of appreciation can alter the rediscovering of the richness and meaningfulness of mealtimes. Teak Warehouse has various styles, evolving along with contemporary trends to traditional concepts that imbue a residence with a timeless distinction. All outdoor furniture pieces come fully assembled and available for delivery so there is minimal wait time so you can start enjoying your new exterior as soon as possible. Teak Warehouse is open 7 days a week and open for showroom viewings by appointment. To request a quote, schedule an appointment, or need a question answered please call us at 800.343.7707 or email us at [email protected].

We look forward to helping you plan your outdoor space today!

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