NEW DESIGN STUDIO PHOTO TOUR - LOBBY
This past weekend was one to celebrate! We hosted an open house for the new studio and had both new and old friends come from near and far. Thanks to all of you who stopped by, and those who sent well-wishes. My heart was warmed by your kindness. You can go here to see the event photos.
For those of you who weren’t able to join us but wanted to see the studio, you’re in luck! During my next few blog post I’ll be sharing drawings and concept boards for the project, while giving a full photo tour of the light-filled, 652 square foot design studio.
LIGHT, BRIGHT & FUNCTIONAL
When I first found the building, what immediately attracted me to it was the 9’-0” ceilings and the beautiful windows! I was looking for a space that I could make mine - light and bright, and functional for the way I practice design. A space where I would feel inspired and excited to work. And fortunately for me, I found just that!
From there I set to work planning the space so it would best suite my work needs. I wanted the space to feel new and fresh while still incorporating all the things I loved from my old studio, which was the ability to move around in the space and not just work in the same spot. That meant besides a desk and work table, I needed a stand-up counter and comfortable chairs where I could kick my feet up and do computer work.
I also needed large surfaces for drawing boards and spreading out drawings & finish materials, and of course, as much storage as possible.
When it came to the finishes, that was easy. I knew I wanted white paint throughout, and wood flooring that wasn’t too light, or too dark. The design objective was to make the space feel comfortable and inviting while keeping it light and airy - all while providing a neutral background to the visual chaos that often happens in design studios.
So with that I sourced easy, comfortable finishes; things that were woven of natural fibers, accented with unstained woods, white finishes, and then highlighted with gray, gold and a touch of blush pink.
DESIGN LAYOUT & FURNITURE PLAN
With that said, welcome to the new TF Design Studio. Let’s start with the lobby design.
As is typical of any reception space, I wanted it to be inviting but I also needed it to function beyond being a place just to welcome guest and clients. The credenza doubles for studio storage and the chairs and ottoman provide the perfect place to get comfortable while doing computer work.
LOBBY PHOTO TOUR
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