Inside the funky and fab Foam Cafe
Located just off Dublin's Italian Quarter, Foam Cafe is like wandering into a wonderful wacky bazaar.
A mish-mash of styles and objects carefully and creatively combined to fashion a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Don't even get us started on the cake... We chatted to co-owner Tom Butler
"Our interior style is like building one big collage where everything and anything goes."
"My top tip for decorating would be just go for it and don't care what people think. If you like it, then get it.
"Our philosophy is that you don't need to spend a lot of money on interiors, a few of our pictures are actually cut out from magazines – it's as simple as framing a picture you like to add character."
"We get a lot of art donated from various Irish artists who like seeing their work hung in our cafe."
"We source most of our pieces locally – Irish artists like Orla Mellon, shops like Carraig Donn, Arnotts, Bargain Basement, Dunnes Stores, Next and All Rooms on Liffey St. As I said, it doesn't need to be expensive to make an impact."
"We love mixing flavours in our food, unexpected combinations and we really bring that unexpected fun element into our interiors – we want people to enjoy the food, have an experience and relax!"
First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent