Staff Picks: Best Sydney Weekend Venues

by : Jessica McSorley | Interior Designer, Tailored HQ

As my milestone birthday rapidly approaches (I’m turning the big 30), I have been turning my attention to how I might best indulge myself for the special occasion.

I have settled on a wine and dine weekend getaway to Sydney. Endless scouring of Instagram has led me to some seriously gorgeous venues that not only as worthy locations to celebrate any special event, but are beautiful examples of Interior design. Since Sydney is just a hop and a skip down the road, I thought it would be criminal not to share them with you.

If you’re currently in a design rut or looking for some interior design inspiration, a weekend away might be just what the Doctor ordered!

2 Laguna street, Vaucluse NSW 2030

The Palm Springs inspired Botanica restaurant describes itself as “the perfect place to feed the soul, inside out”. After a bottomless brunch in this lush oasis and a treatment at the accompanying Sol day spa, I think I’ll be inclined to agree.

1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Interior design by Alexander & Co

The beach club at Watsons Bay Hotel is a playful, sundrenched setting filled with mint-green décor and abuzz with trend-setting energy

12-18 Nicholson St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Interior Design by Luchetti Krelle

The Tilbury hotels interior is airy and fresh, featuring light timbers and soft pastels. With a focus on quality of details, this sophisticated and refined interior is the perfect place to unwind.

115 Harrington Street, The Rocks
Interior Design by: LD Studio

Maybe Sammy describes its vibe as taking “inspiration from the roaring fifties, the rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed. A time when the rat pack and hollywood glamour were revered and admired”.

The Interior design of the space can be described as Hollywood Regency-meets-Palm Springs. Plush Velvets, palm tree wallpaper and brass accent pieces tell an opulent story of luxury and class.

Abercrombie Ln, Sydney NSW 2000
Interior Design by Akin Atelier

Palmer & Co is a subterranean speakeasy-style bar that’s a throwback to the Prohibition era of the 1920s.

Designer Akin Atelier describes the space as having “a sense of the forbidden with the bar partially covered by a worn brick wall, and iron bars creating a partition between patron & bartender.

Original vaulted brick ceilings are a retained element from the original site, while materials including mosaic tiles, exposed brick, brass trim, and leather upholstery punctuate the prohibition concept”.

Barangaroo House
1/35 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney
Interior Design by: by H&E Architects + Etic

According the the Australian Design awards website; “Barangaroo House was framed by an ambitious brief – to redefine what Australian design, dining and drinking is about. A world-class and unique multi-tier property: Barangaroo House playfully and elegantly houses three individual and distinctive food offerings (House Bar, Bea Restaurant and Smoke Bar) from chef and restaurateur Matt Moran”. A deep and rich colour palette ties together the warmth of the timber and the cool gleam of the metallic finishes. Overall the three levels exhibit a particularly sophisticated take on industrial-luxe.