Hospitality Interior Design - Redwah Project

This well-located bar, restaurant and cafe in North Sydney has an enviable reputation for great food, service and inspiring, eclectic interiors. Redwah in collaboration with architect John Cochrane, was approached by the venue to provide hospitality interior design including a space plan, design direction flooring, RCP layouts, finishes and detailing documentation, as well as FF & E selections and styling.

The aim of the project was to create a dynamic inspiring external space with different levels, nooks and finishes. The brief required the hotel to be visually appealing from the street, enticing guests from near and far. With it's relaxed vintage style and Cuban influences, the bespoke bar design layout offers a unique experience which caters to various styles of clientele. The venue offers 4 areas, a dedicated dining space, bar, café and external area with complete weather protection for all your round use.

The intriguing venue uses traditional materials and robust finishes to achieve the contemporary detailing and quirky styling elements. The hospitality interior design consists of timber and feature tiles for the flooring alongside exposed concrete walls with feature brick wall display niches.


The ceilings consisted of feature timber sections with feature metal framework and an exposed concrete ceiling with ornate plaster rosettes carrying chandelier pendant lights. A central feature of the space, the eclectic dining space showcases an open double-sided fireplace, as well as a bar counter front with a feature metal bullnose. Rustic timber barrels also line the back of the bar.  

Styling items played a huge part in creating the various layers within the bar. Our client was extremely very hands on with the renovations and working so closely together was such great fun.

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"Ruth has been heavily involved in our two latest projects. The Treehouse Hotel, a bar and restaurant with outside seating, and Green Moustache, a fit out of a rooftop bar and restaurant on top of an existing building.

We engaged Ruth because of her vast experience in not only interior design but design of spaces, how they interact with customers and operationally, and being cognisant of the importance of creating the right mood and feeling that is so critical in creating a successful hospitality venue.

Ruth has many strengths, her ability to listen, to interpret, her amazing sense of style and how things work together, she is flexible and versatile but will never compromise on issues that might detract or lessen the impact of the full design.

I could not recommend her more highly to anyone if they are looking for an incredibly talented, committed and inspirational designer."

Andrew Utiger, Director, Millfair Pty Limited.