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This large dining area of the country pub had great bones which enabled the space to be easily upscaled to a cafe. Being synonymous with the 1970’s, a retro refit was undertaken with high gloss finishes on the wood panelling and flooring. The original light fittings were used and the counter dressed in corrugated iron representative the farming community of the district.

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The influence of bright colours and vinyl furnishings are synonymous with this period, and three vinyls were selected to reupholster the chairs.

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Wallpapers one bold and the other the mandatory orange, were chosen to work with the original carpet. 3D butterflies were commissioned to add an unexpected and fun element.

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Color Palette

#166f7f #5c9625 #ff5200

Client Reference

I enjoyed working with Marguerite to create the café space in our country tavern.
The finished scheme is bright and welcoming yet not over dressed.
During the design process Marguerite suggested we wrap the counter in rusty, corrugated iron, which was cost effective and reflected the local farming district. She understood the clientele we catered for. Her ability to think outside the square also impressed me when she proposed a marketing concept to involve our school community and thereby advertising the café was open.
Marguerite is down to earth, organised and creative, professional qualities that made our café conversion process seamless.

Jackie Board