SiLala Boba

Colorado Springs, CO


SiLala Boba is yet another project that had a tight budget and short construction timeline, these elements being common in the restaurant design industry. SiLala Boba’s location originally housed a Starbucks and was already well suited for the boba beverage service concept. The proposed design elements were inspired by the colorful palettes of exotic Asian fruits and black pearl tapioca found in boba drinks.


Framework of Success Criteria for Design:

  • New kitchen equipment layout meeting the requirements from El Paso County health department
  • New pendant light fixtures
  • Custom service counters
  • Inspired and contemporary color palette

Simple materials and finishes that fit the design concept and budget


We assume the unit was built by the previous operator (Starbucks) in the infant stage of the company due to the lack of power and plumbing connections in the space compared to today’s commercial standards. This coupled with a tight TI tenant improvement timeline and construction costs meant that the job was challenging but not impossible to accomplish for our team.


Issues to be resolved:


  • Existing space lacks several electrical and plumbing connections
  • Existing space was gloomy and lacked appealing color scheme
  • Damaged wainscotting throughout the space
  • Tight project budget
  • Tight construction timeline 

How Our Services Helped

To help our young clients (a husband-and-wife team), we produced a simple design strategy and were able to develop a concept that enabled the owners to apply DIY improvements that helped meet their budget. Our clients were extremely impressed and happy with the proposed design, our renderings, and the end result.