nicoll russell studios
architects + interior designers

Howies, 'The Lounge'



‘The Lounge’, is the first of a series of café bars to be developed for Edinburgh based ‘Howies Restaurants’.
The brief called for a sophisticated, contemporary interior, which was comfortable and stylish. The client required a brand which could be annexed to, but which would not compete with the re-branded image of their ‘Howies Restaurants’ and Hotels.
Despite considerable limitations in budget and programme, Nicoll Russell Studios have succeeded in creating a distinctive interior, which both maximises the features of the host building and establishes a fresh and stylish brand. Sophisticated natural materials overlay an airy conservatory space which houses 2 large specimen trees.