An Elevated Lobby Space

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An Elevated Lobby Space

I love commercial projects so much.  They always come with some challenging obstacles and that's my favorite part.  

Field Notes

Obstacle #1- electrical panels 

Solution:  Because of the room layout, the wall that was the best option for a storage/ beverage area contained some emergency electrical panels, random pipes, and cords galore.  My solution for this was to build out a faux wall that would hide everything and create some panels that could open if the client needed the access.  I also put the cabinets on casters so it could easily be rolled out of the way if needed.  

Obstacle  #2 - ceiling height

Solution:  To make sure that the  30+ foot ceilings didn't over power the space I was  intentional in carrying the eye up just a bit higher than usual.  The faux wall and side wall were painted up to 15' lower the eye a bit.  I also made sure that the art work maintained a higher feel throughout the space as well.  

 

Obstacle #3 -  Create large impact wall decor with a low budget

Solution:  Because this wall also had pipes and cords I needed to have something to cover a large area.  I purchased a jute rug and layered it  up with another wall  decor piece.  This did several great things.  Brough in some much needed texture and created a much larger statement piece without breaking the bank.  

 

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