Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hollywood goes to Sydney...

in a meet up that channels a classic '60s Palm Spring vibe mixed with Modern day glamour, what is now called the "Ivy" in a once rundown Sydney spot is open for business...

This hot new party spot features 18 bars, 9 restaurants, a swimming pools, and 2 rooftop penthouse suites...

The lounge is backed full of bamboo chairs, marble tables, mirrored consoles, and loads of lush velvet drapes...

Courtyards through out create an indoor outdoor feel with sunlight, plantery, and more lounging opportunities...

Amidst the various outdoor areas, you can find spots too cool off with a shower (fit for several) like shown above...

This place is bold with color and shapes, but just looking at this image I can tell all the detail that went into each piece, from the custom booth seating and tables, to the over-sized light fixtures above...I would love to dine here!!


Reminiscent of the "Viceroy" in some ways, I have no doubt that this joint is already a huge success...and now on my list of places to visit if I'm ever in Australia!!

*Images via Vogue Living/Photographer: Hugh Stewart

11 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

How chic! I would love to eat there also. Thanks for the tour

I *Heart* You said...

i. love. everything. EVERYTHING!!

Kimberlee said...

ooooh I know!!! How cool is it! The closest I've been to this is seeing it a magazine but I think I'll have to go when next in Sydney - but I'm going to have start planning my outfit now - that place is so chic!

Cote de Texas said...

I love those toile lightshades - looks like a beautiful place! are you going to AU soon?

JOni

Suzy said...

if you like this place, check out the rest of the desig firm's portfolio - Hecker, Phelan & Guthrie are very hot in Australia, and they happen to be from the same city as me!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I have already clipped those last two images. The whole thing looks beyond gorgeous!

annechovie said...

I just read about this place last week! Love it! Thanks for posting all the gorgeous photos, Kate!

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Gretta Golightly said...

That blue couch in the first photo is to-die-for! But I think I want to live in the last photo.

Alkemie said...

I saw this place in a magazine but didn't get to see all of these photos. What A gorgeous place to hang out in, they did a Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

Bebe said...

Would it be too much trouble to find out whose
fabric or wallpaper covers the toile hanging light fixtures in the restaurant? It is so chic and unexpected.
Thank you.
B.