Beautiful coastline, ancient woodland, bustling towns, picturesque villages and rolling countryside: Dorset attracts visitors in their droves, drawn to the sea and a quieter pace of life. But don’t be fooled by this sleepy exterior. Dorset has many innovative restaurants and retail spaces offering customers fine-dining and top-end shopping, as well as traditional seafood and pub grub. If you are opening up a restaurant or shop in Dorset and are looking for experienced interior designers who really know their stuff, get in touch with Engaging Interiors.
As interior designers we can help you through the retail or restaurant design process. We know how to make the best use of your space, and how to get your message across clearly to your customers. We can offer a full design service, appointing our trusted craftsmen and builders. Or we can take a less hands-on role, guiding you when needed. We want you to end up with a space that works, and we know how to get you there. Contact us for more information or to talk through your project requirements.
Home to eateries serving artisan local produce, fresh seafood and world cuisine Bournemouth is a great place to open a restaurant or develop an existing one. There is a lively nighttime scene, with plenty of bars and clubs to entertain those looking for a night out. And shoppers are happy too, with a range of independent boutiques, high street stores and a vintage quarter. If you are looking to offer visitors somewhere new to eat or shop, or want to make the most of an established space, we can help. We worked on a great project in Bournemouth: the Treehouse Indoor Play centre. This was a soft-play place with a difference, using natural building materials, serving fresh food and offering customers a stylish alternative to the usual aircraft hanger-style play centres. You can read more about this project here.
The gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Poole is well worth a mention in its own right. With England’s largest natural harbour and a stunning bay that is home to cafes and bistros (including a Rick Stein restaurant), there is a great opportunity to launch a successful restaurant or retail venture here. Food with a view – a recipe for success.
Swanage and Lyme Regis
These charming towns are popular holiday resorts. Visitors love the traditional seaside town-feel, fossil hunting, shopping and tasting the excellent food on offer.
The county town of Dorset, Dorchester is a handsome place. It boasts traditional inns, independent cafes and country pubs, as well as plenty of shops.
This market town has become a cool destination for people seeking a slower pace of life. But it’s also a hip, trendy place with great restaurants and an arty vibe.