Presented with the opportunity to create interiors for Whitewater restaurant at Manly, the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Point Piper and the soon to be opened Cyren restaurant at Darling Harbour, Dreamtime Australia Design have chosen to feature Boral Cultured Stone cladding.

“We rarely specify manufactured materials however, in the case of Cultured Stone, it was ideal for the applications throughout Whitewater restaurant,” said Dreamtime Australia Design principal Michael McCann.

“Our objective for Whitewater was to create an outstanding beach house style restaurant on a cafĂ© strip. The look included lime wash boards and lots of white, so we needed to balance that with the relaxed, natural feel of stone."

"We came across Cultured Stone and the broad range of shapes and colours met our needs perfectly. We mixed and matched the Dressed Fieldstone in Aspen and Chardonnay with Southern Ledgestone in Aspen to create a lived-in look,” said McCann.

The beach house design includes a backdrop of stone-behind-glass in the kitchen and an open fire as a focal point in the restaurant.

“The relaxed style of Whitewater was complemented by well designed, dramatic lighting and the result is very stylish. In the case of the Royal Motor Yacht Club, the opposite was needed and we created a very formal, architecturally inspired interior,” revealed McCann.

Boral Cultured Stone cladding offered the design firm an alternative to natural stone. Each unit of Cultured Stone is cast in natural stone moulds before it is hand coloured to achieve the look and feel of stone.