Type: Neighborhood Restaurant & Wine Bar
Scope: Design, build, furniture and furniture design, doors/windows, and casework/millwork.
Size: 1,000 sq ft building, plus 1,000 sq ft patio
Build Type: Extensive remodel of existing building
Completed: Summer 2021
Location: East Austin, TX
Collaborators: Stewart & Co General Contractors
Tracy and Arjav of Birdie’s, a family-run restaurant and wine bar in a historic neighborhood in East Austin, came to us to help them design and build their first restaurant. Old hands in the hospitality industry (Gramercy Tavern is where they met), the couple sought to create a relaxed atmosphere that would highlight their seasonal cuisine. Our team collaborated with the couple to create a space that captured their vision for a welcoming dining experience.
The design of the space is inspired by the simple yet other-wordly food and wine they serve. Like their food, you’ll find details inspired by France and Italy. It’s a modern space with a thoughtful mix of classic and contemporary.
We created several designs for furniture, including outdoor tables and benches, outdoor lounge chairs, interior tables, chairs, and barstools, as well as doors and windows. When you walk through the front door, the warmth of the wood greets you alongside the smiling faces of everyone behind the counter. Outside, we wanted the space to feel beautifully secluded despite the fact that you’re in the middle of a neighborhood. We enclosed the space with slatted walls and designed furniture in a neutral cream color with rich mahogany accent pieces.
Anyone who walks through Birdie’s will experience a beautiful space that also captures the essence of what Tracy and Arjav have cultivated for their business–warm, simple, and with hints of unexpected delights.
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