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Eatwell - Café, Bistro, Pizzeria


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — North Sydney Leagues Club, 12 Abbott Street

Eatwell on first brief lacked colour and energy, it was a busy bistro on Sydney’s lower North Shore that left no impression with its clientele.

Our client wanted a renovation that kept to a strict budget but required the most dramatic impact. We created a scheme that reflected Scandinavian style with touches of retro influences which in turn led to ‘a fun and casual environment’.

Red and neutral cafe

Our first intention was to completely change the existing paint colour scheme of peach and blue in order to meet this brief. Vibrant Resene Flame Red began the journey of this exciting palette. Bulkheads were desperate to be detailed so we added Resene Nero and Resene Half Canterbury Clay in the mix. Resene Oilskin was used on feature bamboo screening and timber panelling, the perfect play for a palette that supports cool to warm contrasts. The addition of graphic wallpapers, pendant lighting and textiles formed an energetic and uplifting space. A once blank wall in the bistro was filled with foam coated descriptive words that provided visual impact for its patrons and popped the colour Resene Flame Red throughout the space. The team at Designers in the City caused quite a stir with one of the descriptive words reading ‘plonk’, a word that only added to the excitement of the new renovation.

Scandinavian style cafe
Eatwell Cafe

Existing peach tiles with tired grout were replaced with faux wood vinyl in teak and treated bamboo painted in Resene Flame Red and Resene Oilskin, a complete transformation of an area that was once quite a disturbing sight.

A new garden bed was built out of tongue and groove panelling and painted in Resene Oilskin which played a fabulous contrast to new green plants, a perfect outlook for its patrons.

Black and neutral cafe

Overall, Designers in the City were not afraid to inject colour and pattern into this tired space to achieve the dramatic transformation that pleased not only its patrons but the client.

Colours used: Resene Flame Red, Resene Half Canterbury Clay, Resene Nero, Resene Oilskin.

Products used: Resene decorative paints.

Architectural Specifier: Designers in the City
Building Contractor: Project M Group
Colour Selection: Designers in the City
Interior Designer: Designers in the City
Painting Contractor: Project M Group
Photographer: Richard Birch

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