by Bergman & Co
“Housed in a two-storey Victorian building in the heart of Abbotsford, La Fantaisie artfully combines florist, café and function spaces into a welcoming and tactile proposition.
Embracing a layered approach to materials, the venue reflects the beauty and fragility of the historic site. Burnished concrete floors, exposed-truss ceilings, raked render and troweled brick walls create a textural backdrop, drawing focus to the striking articulation of floristry and café benches.
Interested in softening the industrial character of the warehouse building, Bergman & Co. introduced Camengo Fjord Chameau curtains from The Textile Company into the heart of the space. This linen-like voile subtly delineates the venue’s floristry and café spaces, lending privacy between settings. The softness of the fabric’s texture offers a subtle sense of movement, while its earthy tone harmonises with the blush veins of the nearby marble counters.“