Located at The Edison – an upscale, urban industrial mixed-use building at 391 Morse Street, NW, Washington, DC – this brand new cafe concept is slated to open in early summer.
Owners Tom Wellings and Camila Arango – previously pastry chefs who baked side-by-side at Maestro at The Ritz-Carlton – worked with Clare Marino and Katlin Pless of GTM Architects on a design that channels the hip vibe of the building, while also capturing the quality and culture Bluebird Bakery is known for.
With a mix of imported, handmade Colombian tile, as a homage to Arango, rustic wall panels, Lambert & Fils pendants first scouted on Pinterest and varying shades of blue, GTM incorporated all elements of design on the owners’ wish lists, as well as well-executed form and function into the new bakery.
“When working with retail owners, it’s always important to hear what their goals are for the space as well as what colors, finishes and styles they are looking for,” says Clare. “In this case, Camila had a clear vision of incorporating her culture into the design, which complements the industrial feel of the building.”