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01/09/2014 // 17 comments

Colourful Decorating Ideas: Old Joe’s, Sydney

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I predict a colour riot! That’s right, I’m banishing the grey weather with a virtual trip to Australia to tour Old Joe’s in Sydney. The purpose of said virtual tour? To drool over the spot-on restaurant design by Sibella Court. The colourful interior of Old Joe’s (was named after an old milk bar in area that was covered in old advertising & run by Joe) feels oh-so-Aussie: relaxed and bright with a straight-from-the-beach, sand-between-your-toes kind of vibe. Sibella called on her own upbringing of beach culture in the 1970’s – striped umbrellas, washed out okanui boardies, tasseled terry towelling and so on – to direct the look of the interior. I like how Sibella introduced classic elements such as the terrazzo bar tops, soft sorbet colours, striped awnings & hand painted signage to give the milk bar an authentic feel. What inspires you about the colourful interior of Old Joe’s in Sydney? Do you

// Design by Sibella Court | Photography via We Heart and Sibella Court

2moiselles

09 / 9 / 2014

I love this fresh place wit all these colors
xoxo

elisabetta @italianbark

09 / 9 / 2014

I loe this australian interior…and all Sibella Court projects, I like so much her ecletic style!

jillian

09 / 9 / 2014

love those honeycomb pots ! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

Sydney is so full of colorful spaces! I’m loving all the seating and the lamps hanging over the bar. Such a fun, inviting space! x

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Will @ Bright.Bazaar

09 / 9 / 2014

@2moiselles – Isn’t it fantastic? I love how energising and uplifting it is!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

09 / 9 / 2014

@Elisabetta – Me too! Her take on design is always unique and inspiring.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

09 / 9 / 2014

@Jillian – I know, right? They are from West Elm’s core collection and there are some top-notch new colourways this season. Love them!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

09 / 9 / 2014

@Supal – Thanks for stopping by! Those lamps caught my eye, too. I love how the space feels at once energising and relaxing.

geraldine@littlebigbell

10 / 10 / 2014

Old Joe’s look so cool. I’m really liking that colourful sofa and yellow light set against the turquoise tiled wall. That drink looks good too! ;) x

krisi

10 / 10 / 2014

bright + beautiful!

XoXo
Krisi
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Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Littlebigbell – Doesn’t it look so inviting? The decor and the drink! ;)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Krisi – The perfect description!

alexa

13 / 13 / 2014

Beautiful. Obviously I need to go back to Sydney to check out this place!

FunkySteph

13 / 13 / 2014

I like the way you think about colors in your designs while so many others are on the trend of the monochrome with all white or all natural tones. I do love a touch of colours in my room…

Trisha

13 / 13 / 2014

such an adorable interior look! Thanks for sharing Will & happy new year x

Shell

13 / 13 / 2014

Hi Will

i am a huge Sibella fan and you must see all her fabulous offerings when you visit Sydney. Especially her store, it is a treasure trove and you feel like you have lept into the pages of one of her beautiful books. Pack your swimmers and enjoy your trip because it is all fun and sun in Australia at the moment. Please check out my blog – Shell A Darlings Nest

sALLY [dECORADVİSOR]

11 / 11 / 2014

Woow. Photos are great. I really loved the colors. Very colorful like a candy Shop =) Thanks