Luchetti Krelle mixes ‘mod’ and retro futurism in Melbourne hotel

Designed in 2019 and constructed throughout 2020, Ovolo infuses retro-plush,with accents of chrome and colour with the signature finesse of Sydney studio Luchetti Krelle. “The original intent for a micro hotel of shared room-type accommodation quickly went out the window as we waved goodbye to backpackers,” says Luchetti Krelle principal Rachel Luchetti. Instead, Luchetti Krelle […]

Sans-Arc seeks raw imperfection in Adelaide cafe

Sans-Arc transforms an old tram shed in an industrial pocket of Adelaide’s inner west into a new café that celebrates the grower-to-plate ethos. Having grown up on farms in the country, the owners of Bloom wanted to showcase links to fresh produce, local farmers and growers. The newly opened café sits beside Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens, […]

Brahman Perera brings caramel walls and lush silks to Paddington restaurant

Melbourne interior designer and IDEA 2021 judge Brahman Perera brings whimsy and elegance to new Paddington restaurant Ursula’s amid a backdrop of bold coloured walls. Opened in October 2021, chef Phil Wood’s first independent restaurant is named after his mother-in-law and features a menu of modern Australian favourites. Perera completed the project under the limitations […]

Decus Interiors designs beach home around “impressive art collection”

The client’s love for contemporary collectible design and their impressive art collection are the centre of this Tamarama Beach house by Decus Interiors. Just south of Bondi Beach, the family home eschews the typical beachside aesthetic in favour of a “more eclectic and refined expression. “We believe homes should respond to the identity of their […]

Fiona Lynch brings taste of Italian trattorias to Parramatta restaurant

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