So happy to finally be unveiling my SECOND commercial design project!  Doing residential and commercial projects are very different but also very similar, if that makes any sense?  I was extremely excited to take on the design of this law firm.  To be completely honest taking on a law firm was a bit nerve-wracking. I mean, come on, we are talking about having clients who are educated in the law and are legally qualified to prosecute in a court of law, yikes!  Nonetheless, I embraced my nerves and took on the job.  Growth begins when comfort ends.

After my initial consult with the lawyers it was apparent that we were all on the same page as far as the aesthetic vision of their firm.  Tradition is hard to buck in the legal community but we were determined to replace the decor of yesteryear.  The idea of a warm but contemporary office space was the main objective.  Contemporary design is what is current right now, it is  not glass and steel like a modern design but still want it to be timeless.  I was envisioning clean lines with soft curves, neutral tones and natural materials that will accentuate the spaces in this firm.  The main color that really spoke to me when looking at the space was this moss green chair that was in their original conference room.  It also inspired me to bring in some mummified moss art to bring in a sense of nature.  You can see the chair in the “before” pics down below.  I also kept one of the chairs to be used in the reception area.  To warm up the salle d’attente I recommended a shade of orange to compliment the green.  This hue represents warmth and increases the oxygen supply to the brain and stimulates mental activity both beneficial to the counselors and their clients (just a little FYI).  The reception area and other common areas should reflect a sense of permanence and sophistication.

The entry and reception area demanded a statement. So I definitely had to bring in a pattern that reflected confidence in the firm.   Bringing every space from the kitchen/breakroom to the conference room to life was successfully accomplished through staying true to the design vision and not sacrificing style on a budget.  Notoriously, law offices have been slower to embrace contemporary and modern shifts in workplace design.  I am extremely grateful to these public serving advocates of the law for entrusting me to bringing their office space to a level where their clients will intuitively know that their firm is a professional and thoughtful place of business that cares about its clients and the community that they serve.

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Wallpaper- One Stop Decorating, Light Fixture- West Elm, Faux Plants- Target 

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Moss Art- The Fat Plant Society, Chairs/Tables/Bench/Floor Light & Mirror- West Elm, Gold Circle Wall Art- Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 

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 This is the perfect example where you can totally update your kitchen by simply changing out the hardware on your cabinets.  I did add a backsplash to add some texture.                                                                                                                                                                    Pulls- Locks and Pulls, Backsplash- The Tile Shop

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Conference Table- Restoration Hardware, Chairs- Contract Furnishings, Sideboards- West Elm, Tortoise Shell and Horns- Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, Planter and Faux Plant- World Market, Wall Art- Scott Reynolds

Bookshelf- Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Black & Gold Spiked Vases/Books and Horse Hair Handle- Growing Days, Black Vases (3)- Target, White Vases- The Object Enthusiast, Bookends and Gold Symmetrical Object- HomeGoods, Driftwood and Succulent- Family Tree Nursery , Planter and Faux Plant- World Market

Console and Modular Wooden Art- West Elm, Wooden Vase- HomeGoods

All (AFTER) Photography by: VoiceOneArts

 

 

 

 

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