The ‘casual flamboyance’ of 1960s Kensington was the starting point for Eve, which layers colour and texture to create an all-encompassing experience.
Eve spreads itself out across several spaces, including the dining room, bar, cafe and conservatory, each with its own distinct character. What brings them together is the ‘polished elements of glamour’ – as Atelier Ochre describes, the brass, fringe, tasselling and drapery that runs throughout, instilling a casual bohemian flavour.
According to the studio, the intention was to create ‘standalone and unpredictable sanctuaries, away from the chaotic bustle of Cromwell Road’.
That means layered spaces with plenty of plant life and deep, rich colour – sea-blue and butter-yellow walls, pink armchairs, floral sofas, and wooden floors. The garden is quintessentially English, with curlicue iron furniture and patterned loungers.
Eve’s menu adopts quite a different identity, drawing on Mediterranean food culture to serve ras el hanout lamb, fattoush and pistachio polenta cake.