Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe
Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe

Shay, located in the heart of Montreal's culinary scene, offers an escape from the red brick and grey stone facades found on the main street while being inspired by the sunset colours of the Syrian desert

In this tearoom, designed by Ivy Studio and inspired by the mineral colours of Middle Eastern wine bars, the dusty pink concrete floors blend into the white embossed plaster walls. Created by a local artist, a hand-painted mural of misty mountains adorns the entrance

Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe

The curved benches upholstered in navy blue velvet provide an informal place to share the tea around the bar area during the day, which quickly transforms into an informal space to accommodate happy hours in the evening

Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe

The main dining room is elevated on a mahogany platform, creating a more intimate experience for diners thanks to comfortable benches upholstered in powder pink velvet. The table lamps adorn the room like stars in the night along with the large luminous spheres which ''fall'' over the large tables

Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe

The soft beige pleated curtains in the dining room add smoothness and spaciousness to the environment. Throughout the room, the exposed steel beam ceiling is painted in bordeaux, a series of fabric banners create a visual layering that evokes the feeling that the entire restaurant is under a Bedouin tent or in a crowded oriental market.

Shay, tea room and restaurant. Dusty overtones inspired by the Syrian desert vibe

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