Instead of being just another designer in an Interior design studio, she wanted to create a place where she could treat each project as a custom-designed piece of haute couture. Hence, having worked with a prominent design studio in Paris, Ola Jachymiak set up her own design studio in London in 2016 with extensive experience in residential and commercial projects across Poland, London, and Paris.
Starting from redefining the layouts, the studio is immensely immersed in every aspect of design, from finding the perfect balance between space and functionality to choosing the best quality material and finishes, the right wallpaper, furniture, and even tableware. Each project is a reflection of her design aesthetic tailored to focus on her client’s lifestyle and vision while producing high-quality results.
Here is a list of a few projects by the Ola Jachymiak Studio.
1. Beam Cafe
Location: Notting Hill
Typology: Café Interiors
Based on the concept of optimizing space to its fullest potential, but also encouraging its guests to develop a connection with its cool yet cozy interiors. Keeping in mind the restrictions of dealing with a narrow site and limited daylight, Ola and her team came up with the idea of dividing the space into 3 distinct zones, front, central, and back.
With a strong mid-century vibe, the bright entrance welcomes the Londoners to a stylish yet cozy space. Arched walls, Pierre Jeanneret-inspired mustard furniture, and the bespoke egg-shaped banquette turn the entrance into a showcase of the latest addition to the award-winning Beam Café.
The central part, aligned with the shop window, holds the eye-catching bar. A large island covered with stained oak beadings and topped with a Calcutta marble block serves as a focal point for the bar and also acts as a go-to coffee point. On the opposite wall lies a collection of selected albums and decorations on display and adds some extra seats for the guests.
Due to the lack of natural light, the back area was designed to create a dreamy composition of hanging lights and subtle undertones visible from every corner of the café. Raw brick walls, hanging bubble lights and romantic curtains add a touch of softness to the 70’s inspired vibe. Neutral colors and textures, structured plaster, and terracotta hues bring out a mid-century modern style and make an ideal backdrop for bespoke vintage furniture and accessories.
2. Dice Caffe
Typology: Café Interiors
A dreamy Italian restaurant for a young Italian/French couple in the heart of Paris was conceptualized by the Ola Jachymiak Studio to create a more functional and flowing dining-commercial space.
At the client’s request, the bar was treated as the center stage, with its Italian owner playing the main role and a large bench with a few two people tables were combined together to carefully optimize the layout. An old glass display was replaced by a set of specially designed Folding doors to accommodate the possibility of a future “Take Away” booth.
To retain a sense of originality in the space, all materials and finishes like Limestone bricks were kept as untouched as possible.
3. Watches of Mayfair
Location: Mayfair, London
Typology: Luxury Store Interiors
A small store in the prestigious London district of Mayfair is a showroom and pick-up point for their luxury watches. Catering to their elite clientele, the concept behind this elegant storefront was to be able to prolong the expression of excitement and curiosity in the moment of buying a sophisticated watch. Hence, creating a luxurious client experience was the primary theme while designing the store.
Complementing its classical and plush reputation, the store itself makes a strong, suave impression with its dramatic James Bond-like cabin, elegant displays, and shop front screens. The reception provides a graceful, simple background for the limelight to fall on the products and their luxurious appeal.
Bespoke wooden paneling was designed by the studio to hide all the functional furniture within.
Bold dark grey walls and floors added an air of mystery, inviting their customers to explore their lavish collections. Tangible and intangible elements of light, colours, materials, furniture and scents together make an exquisite shopping experience and this boutique store unique.
Typology: Workspace Interiors
The aim of this project was to reorganize a tenement house into a co-working space for freelancers and was undertaken by the Ola Jachymiak Studio in collaboration with the architect Anna Drozdowska.
Keeping the existing site conditions in mind, special attention was paid to retaining the elements of a typical Silesian apartment that included beautiful vintage doors, tiled stoves, and characteristic wallpapers. To meet the new spatial requirements, the layout was adjusted, and specially designed custom-made furniture was used.
On the one hand were the elements typical of industrial architecture, like steel, surface-mounted electrical installations, simple colours, which were complemented by the details of a quintessential bourgeois home, including plants, curtains, and stoves. These elements inspired the designers to create a unique office space, cleverly weaving together the vibe of a Silesian home and industrial elements associated with the character of the region.
The black and white décor in combination with the green accents is a metaphor for the industrial mining region of Silesia, symbolically referring to the black coal underground and vast green areas. One of the most striking features of the reception was the neon sign welcoming entrepreneurs with “Werksztela” which translates to “workplace/ Workshop”.
The Graphic wallpaper on the main wall of the office space was designed by Tak O. Natalia Fudala, and in the conference room, were a series of posters by Ryszard Kija.
Typology: Jewelry Store Interiors
Buying jewelry is like a journey that starts with a desire and eventually changes into a beautiful story. For the Ola Jachymiak Studio, this was a crucial aspect for the jewelry store to highlight, and its visual aspect to be a perfect balance of sophisticated energy, breathtaking merchandise, and a sense of intimacy.
The biggest challenge while designing a boutique store for the Turkish jewelry brand “Tibelya” was finding the precise equilibrium between the commercial aspect and alluring emotional fantasy for its visitors. And this was achieved by combining French simplicity with Turkish opulence to design a new aesthetic, tradition looks to the future and design meets the dream.
Through their elements of design, like the décor, displays, and the striking chandelier, the studio made sure to commemorate the journey of finding the perfect piece of jewelry which is a dream come true, a symbol of passion and self-discovery. The use of warm materials and different spotlights kept the focus on display cases to allow the jewelry to stand out. The minimal character and streamlined spatial layout uplifted the store’s ethos with a sense of modern elegance.
6. Hereford Road
Location: Notting Hill
Typology: Apartment Interiors
Located in a charming 19th century building, the apartment belongs to a young French couple and is in one of the most stylish districts of London. As an ode to celebrating the building’s classical past and reflecting their French aesthetic, the Ola Jachymiak studio proposed to amalgamate Victorian moldings, cornices, and rosettes with modern, white bespoke furniture.
An Iron fireplace inspired by the 19th century was placed in the living room to bring a soft, homely touch without losing the minimalistic vibe. While the entire apartment was done in bright colors, a few details like the fireplace and kitchen backsplash were designed with bold elements to compliment the neutral undertones. Customized cement tiles were also installed in the bathroom along with Burlington London sanitary ware to combine French and British vibes.
To ensure the best functioning layout for the apartment, light transition zones were created between the spaces to allow natural light to permeate through the apartment throughout the day. While the first axis runs from the entrance door to the kitchen window, the second one leads from the window in the living area to the window in the bedroom making the arrangement feel wider and brighter.
7. Vintage in the Country
Typology: Residential Interiors
The aim of this project was to modify the existing layout of a house that was neither functional nor proportional but also holistically redefine a space, looking for perfect materials, furniture, and décor. The design vocabulary for this house involved balancing the interiors between contemporary and retro to be able to design a coherent and inviting space.
The client possessed a vast collection of old trinkets and furniture and the main element to include was their precious Sideboard from the 1850s that belonged to their grandmother. To be able to harmoniously design the aerial space, matching tones with the sideboard’s vitrine were used to define the color palette for the house. Meant to be the striking element of the house, the sideboard was placed in the center of the space, visible from the hall, kitchen, dining room, and living room.
In the living room, a stage-like vibe resonates around the main centerpiece, the Grand Piano, and the cabinet of curiosities was arranged around it creating that effect. While green-grey glazing is a defining element of all the living spaces, a neutral background constituting a combination of soft walls and minimal furniture was used to make the retro elements stand out.
8. Warsaw Apartment
Typology: Apartment Interiors
Situated in the renowned Wola neighborhood, the client wanted to mix glamour with style and colors to make the apartment into a cozy, fashionable home.
To optimize the layout of this space, the apartment was segregated into two parts, a daylight zone, and a night zone. The daylight zone consisted of the entrance, living room, library, and kitchen, whereas the night zone was composed of the bedroom and a large dressing area.
To add a sense of coherence to the space, an open black kitchen played the role of a background for the stylish Louis Ghost Kartell chairs, Louis XIV armchair, and the table inside the dining area. This eclectic style continues in every room making the apartment a cohesive trendy yet homely and cheerful space.
9. Paris XVème
Typology: Apartment Interiors
The aim of this project was to completely rearrange this 80’s Parisian apartment into an elegant and chic space. In order to achieve this challenge, the living room was moved to the south-facing part of the apartment to allow in more natural light and a separate, elevated space was designed to create a delicate green area to relax and ponder.
The space was completed with a mix of unconventional furniture and artifacts and some striking colors like Navy Blue and Mustard to add a touch of playfulness to the charming site.
10. Lighting Fixtures
Typology: Product Design
Ola Jachymiak created a range of Luxury pendant lamps called Mo Lumière to enhance the concepts of living spaces with delightful illuminations. Each lamp in her collection is a piece of art, handmade with utmost care and precision to give a glimpse of balance and perfection using the best quality materials and the glassblowing technique.