This office space was last used in the 1970’s and the décor was well past its prime. We transformed the space with color, window treatments, art & accessories, so that it is warm and welcoming.
This archive room is part of the Fort Wayne History Center’s 1893 Richardsonian Romanesque building. It has been the home of the History Center since 1980 and this room’s primary purpose since that time was to store archives. We were able to transform this basement into the Hall of the Professions, an interactive learning environment to teach children about various professions and the value of an education. Through adaptive re-use we can transform under used spaces into exciting new places.
This very busy physician, wife and mother of two wanted a room where she could meditate, sew, and listen to her record collection. The challenge was that she loves the color cranberry and wanted to be surrounded by it as she relaxed. Cranberry, because of its close proximity to red on the color wheel, is far from relaxing. I was able to ascertain that she would be happy to include other colors as long as cranberry was featured in the room. She loves her new space and is now able to take advantage of her lake view while enjoying her other activities in this her “favorite room”.