Geelong Cellar Door – Lighting Design

Brass Lighting

Geelong Cellar Door is situated in the heart of Geelong’s inner CBD. Located in a beautifully restored corner building, it is a stylish merger of wine bar and retail store.  Bloom Interiors were responsible for the interior design which included overall finishes palette, joinery design and furniture selection. A large selection of Edison’s lighting was specified for the fit-out.

The interior conveys an ‘old world’ charm – “It’s Paris meets New York meets country industrial,”

Jon Helmer – Owner
Geelong Cellar Door


Lighting Selection

Entering the heritage shopfront to the right is a grand copper-plated dark-wood service bar.  A row of eight traditional green enamel pendant lights illuminate the counter.  Antique brass hardware was chosen for the lighting throughout the project.

Pendant Lights

The sophisticated but homely atmosphere is enhanced by antique furniture, leather couches and banquette seating.  Various wall lights layer the lighting and help to create the intimate mood throughout.  This includes a feature wall of exposed pipe lights incorporating our four-bulb brass light, custom plumbing pipe lights and small candle style sconces

Wall Lights

Another feature wall includes two adjustable brass wall lights framing a circular mirror.   Adding to the vintage aesthetic these salvaged and restored lights would have originally been used on board ships to read navigational maps.

A cosy window nook overlooks the street and green porcelain pendants have been chosen, working back with the enamel metal shades over the bar. To the left of the entrance is the retail space, which has floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with local wines that are highlighted with brass adjustable wall mount lights.  The serving counter has a special limited-edition pendant which is made using genuine antique X-Ray reflectors.  These original “X-Ray” brand reflectors were made in the USA about 8o years ago. 

Our brass range of hardware extends across a large array of products from large feature lights, small wall lights, pendants and task lights.  By using our products across projects like these a cohesive look can be achieved. Every fixture is made to order so you can custom to your own specifications.  Choose your hardware colour, shade type, cord colour, bulb etc.  Contact us to discuss your next project.

Special thanks to Bloom Interior Design for sharing their project. Photography by Armelle Habib.