Behind the facade of his former butcher’s shop in Sydney’s Surry Hills lies a retro-inflected bar, serving small plates against a backdrop of corduroy, brass and marble.
The space has been completely overhauled by local design studio Luchetti Krelle, preserving hints of the building’s former life – keen-eyed diners will be able to spot the remains of hand-painted gold lettering – alongside a distinctly 70s-flavoured aesthetic.
Guests that get the prime spot in Jane’s window can sink into a curved leather banquette surrounded by mirror panels. Light comes courtesy of a vintage chandelier, and the Sydney bar’s menu of small plates can be easily shared with the marble table’s lazy susan.
The vintage vibe runs throughout Jane, thanks to corduroy sofas, yellow bar stools, and orange and white tiling behind the bar. It’s subtle, but Luchette Krelle also took inspiration from local plant life – painting the floor green to evoke eucalyptus and covering the ceiling in what looks like carpet but is actually natural fibre in the same red as Australia’s Waratah flower.
478 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia