Tonight is the night that the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards winners are revealed. There is an undeniably high quality of work exhibited by firms and studios within the Best Hospitality Design category.
One that caught my eye was Entrecote by Flack Studio and I spoke with David Flack about the project.
“The idea was to make a tongue-in-cheek play on a typical Parisian bistro while acknowledging Entrecôte’s caretaker role of an iconic building long-treasured by the South Yarra neighbourhood.”
He continues, “Occupying a High Victorian stand-alone terrace, the two-storey venue’s perfect bone structure was a canvas ready to be realised with a new, spontaneous and bold joie de vivre.
“While retaining a classic French sophistication, we’ve taken an unorthodox and playful approach to colour, handsomely evidenced by the charming clash of pink and red in the front room,” says David.
“Ornate period features and the building’s inherent stateliness contrast with contemporary indoor plant styling and striking, large-scale abstract artworks.”
We will find out tonight who takes out the top gong. See the gallery below for images from each finalist. Stay tuned!