This Client made parts for emissions control for the auto industry in Michigan. The goal was to portray a look of "Fresh Air" and high tech. Lighting was a major tool, using multiple source layered lighting. Cool colors which were also the company colors used in their logo, business cards, etc. lend a feeling of clean air. Illuminated translucent fiberglass panels, with mosaic glass tiles, and lots of chrome, continue this theme, while natural maple combines the high tech feel with a soft earthiness inviting people into the space.
This client handed us a photo from a Florida Design Magazine and said, "I want that." They also added a request for classic pilasters in fine wood. The result is a reinterpreted design using curly maple, mahogany, ebony, and zebrawood, with a matching rebuilt pool table, buffet and kitchenette. Custom designed carpet graphics, custom made tables, and overhead murals complete their new design.
This room needed to be pulled together and warmed up. So the walls were repainted from grey to sunny yellow. The fireplace was enhanced with gold leaf and a faux mosaic mural. To give a dramatic backdrop for the room, several layers of draperies were designed using sheer fabric swaged with a chintz which repeated colors from the oriental rug. Coordinating pillows continue to carry the scheme around the room inviting people in.
This room was a space snatched from the large 3 plus car garage. Entering from the main hall the client wanted his own sanctuary. Galactic starlight panels twinkle above. A metal trellis-like grid holds halogen lights which illuminate the wall murals and the Avadire and Wallnut custom designed cabinetry. The client has a cockpit style wraped desk which sits on a putting green. His aquatic friends swim happily in a custom made tank which forms the focal point in the room.