The Harts Boatyard is centrally located in the picturesque town of Surbiton, overlooking the peaceful & idyllic surroundings on the banks of the River Thames.
JMDA design were tasked with enhancing the already peaceful setting, whilst injecting a burst of energy into this charming riverside venue.
Part of the Mitchells and Butlers restaurant group, this venue has an established client base upon which to improve and update. The bones of the building worked well, but a face lift and refresh were needed.
Bright colour combination
JMDA have once again brought an interesting and modern take on a this bar/restaurant. Using a combination of bright bold fabrics and wallpapers, and dark contrasting walls.
The design team added interest to the venue by dividing it into sections using a variety of design and colours.
Darker colours are used in the dining areas for a cosy feel, whereas the bar has been kept light with vibrant fabrics and burnt orange tones.
Some areas of the venue are designed with families in mind, whereas others have been tailored to appeal to a grown up crowd.
Classic Marble bar tops and table tops
Marble bar tops are still a popular choice – a timeless material that works well with a lot of other materials and colours. The drawback with real marble is that it is naturally porous and can stain and watermark.
JMDA opted for Versital cultured marble bar tops and marble table tops. Being a resin composite hand made to replicate real marble, it has the massive benefits of being waterproof and stain proof whilst having the look of marble.
The bar tops have a modern twist. The Metallic Marble finish in Copper Stratos incorporates veins of shimmering metallic thread throughout.
Lighting is an important design element for any venue. As well as LED’s to the bar frontage, a mixture of feature pendants, wall lights and spotlights are dotted throughout the restaurant to create atmosphere.
Not forgetting The Washrooms!
The washrooms have become an important consideration to any bar and restaurant. They are regularly the location for selfies and Instagram images, and the lighting and decor often sited as important to visitors.
Striking marble vanity tops, in a custom ‘Carrata’ style marble from Versital are the main feature. The tops are fully waterproof and stain proof, ideal for busy washrooms. They are also extremely hygienic and easy to clean.
The back splash incorporates a beautiful curved detail to the top corners for an art deco appeal, crafted in the Versital workshop.
The gold and teak style wood to the front of the vanities is the perfect complement to the marble top.