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The out of town owners had an open brief for the refit of this central New Plymouth cafe space. A tight time frame and strict project schedule were required so that Birdie could open for business.


Having steered clear of the tendency to cover a naturally dark space in white paint, the interior envelopes you, when you pass from the natural light outside into the cafe Birdie. making the food the focus, not the building.


Contemporary ceiling pendants and wall lights are strong features of the space, with the standard lamp creating a glowing effect to this narrow cafe. Orange is used as the accent colour, enhancing the colour palette.


Visitors to the cafe are drawn to the custom designed tables made locally in Taranaki, that maximise the use of the space and create an inviting atmosphere.


And by the way, the food is amazing……


Color Palette

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Client Reference

We chose to employ Marguerite at a time when our lives were in turmoil! We were living in Wellington and had purchased a cafe business in New Plymouth. We needed a steady professional head to guide us through the process of renovation. Marguerite project managed and designed the space in our early absence. She coordinated the tradesmen and every aspect of the building revamp, including a new kitchen fit out, relocating walls, earthquake strengthening to design completion.
Marguerite’s communication on the development of the project was very efficient.
Marguerite has a wonderful sense of style and colour and was a joy to work with.
We are absolutely thrilled with the amazing result.

Judy & Keiran Conaglen