Working with GLM Architects, the brief was to completely transform the dark pub space of The Cross and Corner located in Canonmils, Edinburgh. The client wanted the public house, formally known as McLachlan’s to be a contemporary, eclectic and quirky space.
We made reference to the former pub by reusing lights; furniture, mirrors and artwork adorned with the branded ales, and designed a new eye-catching wallpaper covered in beer mats to continue this theme.
A fresh and neutral colour scheme was picked for the rest of the bar, highlighting original moldings and the detail of the ceiling, with pops of colour coming through the reused table bases and vintage chairs. The bar itself was given a beautiful copper top and the copper tones were continued in the lighting and the shelves for the back bar. We made bespoke table centers and table numbers and retiled the old tops to give the furniture a lift.
The bathrooms also underwent a transformation, with feature tiling to the floors and walls and exposed copper pipes to the newly fitted sanitary-ware.
Photography by Pip Rustage (c)