Lulu's Restaurant & Garden, The Lodge

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Studio BARBARA
  • Lead Designer
    Benjamin Selke
  • Other Designer(s)
    Felicity King
  • Architect
    Studio BARBARA
  • Interior Designer
    Studio BARBARA
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Nikki To
  • Location
  • Project Date

Deep within the rolling hills of Jamberoo you will find Lulu's Restaurant & Bar, nestled amongst the pine trees in the grounds of the Lodge Resort, an enchanting oasis on the river. Central to our design was the desire to make guests feel at home and inspired within this hidden, mysterious, wonderful world of magic.

Lulu's is a burst of energy, a fun, chirpy surprise layering French Mediterranean vibes with vibrant colour, texture, pattern and eclectic pieces to create a quirky and animated space.

Our inspiration was to recreate the feeling of stepping into an eccentric holiday home somewhere in a little French town on the coast of the Mediterranean, where time has layered the walls with little memories and pieces of all those from near and far who have moved through. There is no limit to the colours, patterns, textures, and objects that have been coupled together through many summers, a philosophy of more is more certainly applies. We learned into this to create a space that is not of a specific time or place but a collection of memories and influences that capture each guest uniquely, evoking a sense of nostalgia of past wanderings, whilst also creating new colourful memories.