Nice Projects



Nice Projects create welcoming, enjoyable, inspiring homes, workplaces, retail and hospitality spaces.


We are Simone McEwan and Sacha Leong. We have honed our spacemaking skills through a combined 35 years of commercial practice, working with a diverse range of renowned studios and prestigious brands producing exceptional interiors all over the world.


Our experience and cross-disciplinary skillset allow us to deliver complete creative vision as well as implementation on projects of all scales, timeframes and budgets. We work closely with clients throughout the life of a project, ensuring a cohesive, smooth process at every stage, from briefing to post-occupancy.


We believe in a global language of design that celebrates the local. We are committed to creating memorable, individual interiors without compromising on sustainability and longevity.

Photography by David Thompson


Studio 20
Sunbury Workshops
Swanfield Street
London E2 7LF

London & Sydney

Claudine is a French neighbourhood restaurant, located in a restored 1930s chapel, with cooking by Michelin starred chef Julien Royer. The design reinterprets the traditional French brasserie to create a convivial dining hall. Fifty custom glass panels which feature locally foraged pressed native grasses, made in collaboration with This Humid House, line the panelled walls to create an immersive artwork that connects the restaurant to the surrounding landscape. A 15-metre long signature light snakes across the length of the restaurant. A glimmering brass-backed bar sits below the abstract stained glass window, with the gabled roof painted a deep, earthy red. The dining hall is divided by a series of screens in elegantly scalloped timber. Sofas upholstered in grass green velvet, sit on a large burnt sienna wool rug. Perimeter banquettes are covered in sand-coloured linen, paired with classic bistro-style bentwood chairs that sit against leather topped tables.

Claudine Close