The Client: A couple, both chefs, one Swiss one Australian, who recently opened a Swiss restaurant on the north shore of Sydney.
The Project: I was enlisted to add a touch of “Swissness” to the interior of the restaurant.
The process was done in steps. The dining table presentation was firstly looked at. We suggested using white tablecloths for a crisp look. On top of the white tablecloth seat a distinct custom design table runner.
The table runner was uniquely designed for the restaurant. From that custom table runner theme, we custom designed the wall mural with a depiction of rural life in the Swiss Alps.
A custom banquette seat break with the repetition of the walnut dining chairs. We found that it works beautifully with the small square dining tables.
For the entry area; we added a tall buffet. The buffet is multifunctional. It serves as storage for the wine glasses, florals display for decoration and a work station for the floor staffs. It serves as easy access to the breadbaskets and fresh bread rolls.
We played around with colours on the walls to define areas like the kitchen. Rich brown colour walls set the kitchen apart within the open space. A charcoal colour stripe accompanies the front Swiss theme mural and the narrow stripe of red and white Swiss national crosses.
Project Time Frame: 5 months from the initial meeting. The successful interior refurbishment was completed while the restaurant was trading throughout.