ISSUE 48  |  Holiday Glamour

Restaurant Visit: The Millswyn in Melbourne

December 03, 2010 11:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Newly opened Melbourne restaurant the Millswyn is located in South Yarra, across from the leafy Royal Botanic Gardens. Design studio Hecker Guther integrated an array of domestic objects in the Nordic-inspired interior: an old-fashioned straw broom is mounted on one wall, Italian farmhouse porcelain lights provide illumination, and ceramic jugs serve as water dispensers. Photos by Earl Carter.

Above: The Millswyn is housed in the premises formerly occupied by South Yarra dining institution Lynch's.

Above: Pale wood floors and blond wood tables contrast with the sober khaki gray walls.

Above: Chesterfield banquettes add a luxe note.

Above L: An old-fashioned straw broom is mounted to the white ceramic tiled walls. Above R: A display of vintage plates adds a decorative note.

Above L: A Shaker-style bench. Above R: Italian wall-mounted porcelain light fixtures illuminate the space.

Above: Shaker-style dining chairs are painted khaki gray to match the walls.

Above: Textural linen curtains filter the light.

Above: Outdoor dining is available on the veranda.

Above: The veranda overlooks the Royal Botanic Gardens.