From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 425 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
The Mulberry nestled in the heart of Mt Eden Village has been reinvented by Burning Red Design to create a gastro styled bar and restaurant with a unique dining ambience experience.
Split over two levels, it gave the designers an opportunity to create a range of options and styles.
The corner site has always been popular with the locals and has had a vast history of life as a bar and café, so a new lease of life was required to attract the growing lifestyles and age groups in the burgeoning village. Its initial heritage use as a butcher shop also gave the designers another story to develop and resurrect with the use of brick tiling elements and exposed cooking utensils lending an air of nostalgia and permanence to the interior fit-out. Local produce and quality flavours in the dishes also highlight this traditional focus, with solid timber seating and tables specified for the same reason.
Clever use of seating options gives diners and patrons a mix of private and public spaces to be enjoyed and a variety of food styles and beverages makes for a lively and interesting space. The seated restaurant area can house small intimate groups or sections can be used for private functions, or for thirsty locals a quick drink in the modern and convenient downstairs bar area offers the younger crowd the place to be seen. The design of the space allows a multitude of options and offerings for the owners allowing them the flexibility to react to the ever changing market trends.
Upstairs the walls are clad in gorgeous wallpaper with the alcove seating creating intimacy and a touch of class in a bar environment. Overall the look is upmarket but with the richness of a heritage design fit-out in appropriate traditional styled colours and finishes which complements the dining style, the design and layout is very successful for both owners and patrons.
Colours used: Resene Bazaar, Resene Birch, Resene Eighth Stonewall, Resene Half Stonewall, Resene Livid Brown, Resene Mojito, Resene Nero, Resene Parchment, Resene Quarter Colins Wicket, Resene Redwood, Resene Triple Parchment, Resene Wine Berry, Resene Windblown Green.
Building Contractor: Complete Construction Ltd
Colour Selection: Burning Red Design Ltd
Interior Designer: Burning Red Design Ltd
Painting Contractor: Complete Construction Ltd
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