EMBRACING SPRING: AWAKENING OUR SENSES WITHIN

Winter you were a treat. We did enjoy your rich textural textiles and cosy spaces, but we are definitely ready to say ‘See you later’ and embrace the best of Spring!

We are oh. so. excited. for the fresh blooms, vibrant colour palettes and most of all being able to sip on frose in the warm glistening sun, when rooftop bars become bearable again.

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SPRING SCENTS

Nothing says Spring like a bouquet of fresh and vibrantly scented blooms. These bunches from Posy Supply Co are beautifully wrapped and a match made in heaven to set the right refreshing tone of the new season. They make for the perfect gift, treat or home accessory, brightening up any interior space and welcoming the outdoors in!

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SPRING SEASONING

Dinosaur Designs have done it again! Introducing their new collection of salt and pepper grinders that are inspired through the form, texture and tone of washed pebbles, we are obsessed and keen to embrace the extra spice in our life! This perfect pair will make an enviable addition to your kitchen and soon-to-come outdoor BBQs!

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SPRING SIPS

Finally, the sun is starting to show its face a little more, making rooftop bars bearable! We are crushing hard over Henry Deane at Sydney’s Hotel Palisade. A cocktail lounge with a contemporary, luscious and modern edge, it’s truly a hidden gem. Providing incredible views, fancy cocktails and a satisfying menu, it’s the perfect way to unwind and start your weekend in style.

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SPRING SURPRISES

There’s a new café on the block and they’re serving carrot cake waffles! We can’t think of anything more scrumptious. The contemporary and unique menu at Joseph Hyde has left us drooling and craving a bite!

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SPRING SLEEPS

The time has come to say goodbye to our toasty and thick woolen throws and hello to In Bed’s lightweight linen duvet set. A soft and breathable fabric that will still keep you warm on those crisp nights, we are in love with the earthy colour tone range. We love them all but our favourite set has to be in oat – it looks good enough to eat! With sheets like these, who needs to count sheep!

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SPRING SPLENDOR

Now that the weather is getting warmer, trees and plants are getting their leaves back and greenery is re-appearing, we have weekend getaway on our mind! A road trip up the coast with a group of friends or family, taking in the great outdoors and staying at Byron Bay Beach Abodes sounds splendid to us. These beach houses offer luxurious accommodation, creating a retreat-like experience. Each of the 9 properties have been designed individually with its own story in mind. A coastal, bohemian and minimalistic interior design approach that we adore! Ideal for a relaxing weekend getaway.

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SPRING STYLE

We love the idea behind BlowBarCo, a luxurious and easy-going spot offering a wash and blow dry, all with champagne in hand nonetheless! With to-die-for event packages, including braid tutorials offering styling, drinks and a cheese platter (!) we’ll be sure to see you there!

AN APPETITE FOR DESIGN

For those of us who have not been gallivanting around Europe enjoying a summer holiday on the Mediterranean Sea, we have been entertaining ourselves back home, enjoying the culinary delights and the design details of some of Sydney's finest bars and restaurants. 

We have put together a few of our favourite dining details from venues around our studio in Potts Point and beyond, that we frequent for drinks after work with colleagues, meals with friends and catch ups with family. The list could go on . . . but here is just a taste! 

   We love the interior of  Cho Cho San  by George Livissianis with its back-lit ceiling that provides warm and ambient light for daytime and evening dining. The stretched Barrisol ceiling is a unique design feature that creates subtle lighting in what was a cavernous space with little access to natural light. 

 

We love the interior of Cho Cho San by George Livissianis with its back-lit ceiling that provides warm and ambient light for daytime and evening dining. The stretched Barrisol ceiling is a unique design feature that creates subtle lighting in what was a cavernous space with little access to natural light. 

   With French-colonial inspired interiors,  The Butler  on Victoria Street in Potts Point has seamlessly integrated the exterior green wall with the interior wall coverings, creating a lush, green restaurant and bar space that frames the panoramic view of Woolloomooloo and the CBD. 

 

With French-colonial inspired interiors, The Butler on Victoria Street in Potts Point has seamlessly integrated the exterior green wall with the interior wall coverings, creating a lush, green restaurant and bar space that frames the panoramic view of Woolloomooloo and the CBD. 

   The  Bridge Room  in Sydney's CBD is a fine example of modern Australian cuisine. The sophisticated yet relaxed interior by  Tobias Partners  couples Japanese detail with Scandinavian style, housed in an historic 1930s Art Deco building. The tableware is a mix of Japanese ceramics and round felt placemats, coloured glass and simple cutlery, and acts as a neutral palette of textures and colours for which the food can be the hero.  

 

The Bridge Room in Sydney's CBD is a fine example of modern Australian cuisine. The sophisticated yet relaxed interior by Tobias Partners couples Japanese detail with Scandinavian style, housed in an historic 1930s Art Deco building. The tableware is a mix of Japanese ceramics and round felt placemats, coloured glass and simple cutlery, and acts as a neutral palette of textures and colours for which the food can be the hero.  

    Toko  Japanese restaurant on Crown Street in Surry Hills has been a mainstay of dining in Sydney for many years. The timber clad interior with the feature light installation remains as current as ever in this simple and elegant interior. 

 

Toko Japanese restaurant on Crown Street in Surry Hills has been a mainstay of dining in Sydney for many years. The timber clad interior with the feature light installation remains as current as ever in this simple and elegant interior. 

   We love the playful interiors at  Merivale's Coogee Pavilion  and its vast dining options including a wood-fire pizza oven, cocktail bar, coffee cart, oyster bar, flower stall and of course, the elaborate kids area with a life-size wall-mounted scrabble board. Even in winter, what better way to spend a weekend than with a family game of scrabble! The best thing about it? The kids can play for hours while the adults relax with a Beachside Fizz and a side of fries. 

 

We love the playful interiors at Merivale's Coogee Pavilion and its vast dining options including a wood-fire pizza oven, cocktail bar, coffee cart, oyster bar, flower stall and of course, the elaborate kids area with a life-size wall-mounted scrabble board. Even in winter, what better way to spend a weekend than with a family game of scrabble! The best thing about it? The kids can play for hours while the adults relax with a Beachside Fizz and a side of fries. 

Image 1 via Yellowtrace / Image 2 via © Alexandra Kidd Design / Image 3 via The Bridge Room / Image 4 via The Bridge Room / Image 5 via Toko / Image 6 via Flipp