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We were super excited about this project. An existing bar and restaurant, we were tasked with transforming the space by stripping back much of the current design to showcase the beauty of the building. Alongside branding specialists Waking Giants we needed to bring to life the dream of a couple who have just moved back from the U.K.

One of the owners is British, the other a Kiwi and to give a nod to each other’s heritage the style of the interior is a meshing of English gastro pub and Kiwi bistro. On a limited budget, Spaceworks needed to prioritise the key items which would ensure the biggest impact and we achieved this by keeping some of the existing furniture and repainting it. Additional furniture was curated to reflect the English pub style and to bring to life the space.

Other things we did to give the space some serious wow factor was to install wooden paneling to the entire space, we re-painted the ceiling to brighten and freshen up the space and to showcase the beauty of the space, the colour palette was reduced to three colours only. We also completely converted the existing outside area from dark and lifeless to a warm, inviting and contemporary outdoor area by injecting some real Kiwiana style to it. This was achieved by appointing pops of colour, striped soft furnishings, hanging plants and herbs for the kitchen.

ClientThe Spotted PigLocationGrafton, AucklandYear2014Size400 m2ServicesBriefing Workshops • Site Feasibility • Space Planning • Concept Design • Developed Design • Hard Fit-Out Co-Ordination • Soft Fit-Out Co-Ordination • Tender Review & Analysis • Detailed Drawings & Documentation • Project Management • Furniture Solutions

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