The story behind the most Instagrammable Interior in Harrogate

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with you an insight into a very exciting commercial interior design project we have been working on alongside the fabulous team at the Wild Plum café inside Snooty Frox in Harrogate. Mother and daughter team Hilary and Bethany Haresign had a clear vision for what they were wanting to achieve and approached us to help them to bring that into reality. Known as Harrogate’s brunch hot spot and one of the most Instagrammable local food destinations, the Wild Plum was in need of décor to compliment their superb menu.

Taking on board the brief and considering the practicalities of a busy commercial space our designer Lucy Dufton got to work producing mood boards and sourcing samples.

Just a few months later and the #wildandrestyled makeover is launched at a glittering party attended by the press, social influencers and us (poor Lucy was on holiday so Leona and Eleanor kindly stepped in to take her glory!).

The results speak for themselves. The positive feedback on Instagram is pouring in even before the doors are opened to the public.

“There’s eye candy absolutely everywhere I look!” says the press release quoting Head Chef Bethany Haresign “I am absolutely delighted with the interior design for our refurbished space.  It’s bursting with colour print, print texture and foliage!”

Enough of the teasing, here’s what it looks like. Always busy and with queues at peak times it was important to create a practical but stylish waiting area. Turquoise paint and a handpainted mural of angel wings was used to create Instagram bait and there’s also a shelving unit with shoppable branded merchandise to keep waiting customers entertained. Heading through into the main dining space the eye is immediately drawn to the wall mural featuring striking trailing orchids by Osborne & Little.

The banquet seating in a matching turquoise leather completes the look and the chairs were re-upholstered in pretty pastel shades to pick out the detail. Bringing the outside in was very much a key requirement for the scheme which features two stunning living walls. This one in the main area also has a neon sign creating another backdrop for those all important selfies!

to the back of the dining area into the new extension there is a glamourous bar adorned with trailing plants and a further seating that takes on a laid back Miami deco style featuring a cole & son wallpaper in palms and pinks @coleandsons. (check details), with fun feather pendants.

It wouldn’t be a true make over with out considering the toilets – especially now that for some bizarre reason they have become the backdrop for many a selfie! We continued with the palm/pink& green theme and went the whole hog with the wallpaper taking it onto the ceiling to add an unexpected twist. The tiling for the walls was a practical but stylish blush pink metro tile, while for the floor a encaustic (check spelling!) multipattern design was chosen. On trend circular brass adorned the walls to keep the glam factor high and another iconic Harrogate brand H2K supplied the luxurious toiletries to finish the whole experience.

Does your business need the Instagram factor?

To book an the experienced team at furnish & fettle would love to help you create something special that get’s your customers doing your marketing for you…… get in touch now to discuss your requirement with one of our design team.

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Georgie Smith

Interior Designer

Georgie joined the Furnish & Fettle team as a qualified Interior Designer at the start of 2021. From a long line of family architects, builders and surveyors; Georgie discovered her own passion and completed her Interior & Architectural Design Degree in Leeds. Georgie has worked in the industry for 6 years now, gaining first-hand knowledge on all aspects of high-end interiors.
Georgie’s main priority is to understand the client’s lifestyle and how a space is used in order to create a successful layout. From this, Georgie then carefully hand selects all the beautiful soft elements, lighting and furniture; tailored to the client, to create a complementary and stylish scheme.