In 2015, online tea retailer LizzyKate decided it was time to try out a brick and mortar location. They engaged Weber Thompson’s interior design team to help them build out a modern teashop in downtown Kirkland that would be the physical manifestation of their virtual store.
As avid tea lovers, the owners had visited numerous teashops over the years. What they typically encounter are either ornate, dim spaces filled with delicate rose-patterned china and lace, or stark white, sterile spaces that make tea more of a science and less of an art. Neither of these philosophies made sense for their shop. LizzyKate is a brand that’s modern and fun with a website that’s simple to navigate. What they wanted was a tidy little teashop filled with bursts of color and whimsy that would put a smile on their patron’s faces.
Our designers worked closely with the owners to realize their vision through a series of brainstorming sessions. The result is a lively fun space with colorful accent lighting, brightly colored tea canisters, swaths of wood to add warmth, dramatic lighting and a drool-worthy chiaroscuro tiled floor.
When you walk into LizzyKate, you will find a warm and welcoming space, with friendly people who want to share their joy for tea with you.