What drew you into the world of Interior Design? This was very much by chance, after returning from a year exchange in Sweden in 1990. Enrolled in a Mathematics & Computing Degree at Curtin University, something after a year away I could not imagine doing. I got out the student handbook and had a look for something that interested me more. The Interior Design degree seemed to jump out at me. I called the university to see if I could change courses. The answer was a definite no, second round offers had already gone out. It was such a popular degree that the administrators were sure that all places would be snapped up! I received a phone call the same day. Someone had declined, could I come in for an interview with my folio the following Monday? I had never done, or been interested in art. I pulled something together over the weekend with the assistance of my arty brother and set off for the interview. As it turns out the head of the department at that time had spent many years in Sweden. We spoke Swedish for a bit and he handed me the forms to enrol in the […]
Zahli Restaurant brings a new take on modern Middle Eastern cuisine to Surry Hills. Zahli has just opened its doors in Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills, raising the bar for modern Middle Eastern cuisine in Sydney with its distinctive take on traditional Lebanese dining. With interior design expertise provided by Kylie Grimwood of Quattro Interiors, owner Mohammad Issmail has created an environment, atmosphere and menu designed to transport diners to the banks of the Sannine on a warm night – with a fresh, contemporary twist. Zahli Quattro Interiors Photography by Jennifer Soo View the article
With Lebanese being one of my favourite cuisines, I have tried and failed to find a great local one in inner Sydney. But my luck may be changing, with the new Zahli in Surry Hills bringing a fresh and distinctive take on the Middle Eastern culture.
TITLE: A Naturally Neutral Finish AUTHOR: Catherine Nikas-Boulos PUBLISHED: February 15, 2013 Quattro was engaged for the renovation of a luxury home in Bayview. The renovation involved opening up the living, dining and kitchen areas, relocating the general entrance into these areas, and installing full length windows; all to take full advantage of the beautiful expansive views across Pittwater. This article talks about the project in detail and how Quattro approached the brief, as well as showcases stunning photography. Download Article