The cat cafe trend comes to Rome in the adorable form of the Romeow Cat Bistrot. Designed by Tommaso Guerra, the interior plays with a palette of blue, white, and the brown of naturally finished wood. The walls and ceiling, complete with exposed pipes, are painted in shades of teal and slate. Meanwhile, details such as the wainscotting and matching piano stand out with a stark white finish. Against this bright backdrop, there is a mix of contemporary and vintage furnishings for people and cats alike. Like any cafe of a decent size, the Romeow Cat Bistrot offers customers a few different nooks where they can sit, including a lofted lounge. This feline-friendly design goes beyond the pale, however, by placing built-in shelving and an indoor tree by the seating areas so that cats can climb around while their human admirers can ooh and ahh.

Photography by Francesco Demichelis

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Port Dining Chair

    A sculptural dining chair that draws inspiration from sailing ships. When creating the Port dining…

  • Introducing A. Petersen

    A furniture company that aims to modernize Danish design. Copenhagen-based company A. Petersen aims to…

  • The Minimalist BBQ&co Grill

    A modern and multi-functional wood-fired grill. Created by Kyoto-based designer Seiki Ishii of Seiki Design…

  • The Slab Collection

    An ultra-minimalist chair collection that pairs modern, clean forms with traditional woodworking techniques. Created in…

  • Spoon Archaeology

    Spoon Archaeology research project and exhibition examines various plastic spoons, forks, and knives collected by…

Take me there

  • Baja Club Hotel

    A colonial-style villa from 1910 and a contemporary volume transformed into a refined lifestyle hotel….

  • Piaule Catskill

    A tranquil retreat in upstate New York. After founding their own homeware brand, Piaule, in…

  • Casa Morelli

    A modern retreat built within a restored 16th-century farmhouse in Tuscany. Located in Radda, in…

loader