One of my recent projects was helping a client convert a tired office space into a boutique photographic studio. The offices consisted of two large rooms and a kitchen/storage room. My client neded one room to meet and greet his clients for introductory meetings and viewings and the other as a studio for photo shoots.
I had to work within a tight budget and time scale and incorporate the existing green carpet which could not be replaced, into the scheme. Here is a before picture of the client meeting room, showing the carpet and magnolia walls. There were large windows to dress and the room was pretty impersonal and featureless.
My brief was to convert the main office space into an inviting and comfortable room for the studio’s clients, with a design scheme that would appeal to the studios of mainly female clientele. We decided on a funky vintage look which is very fashionable right now, and I designed a scheme within the budget but with enough wow factor to make the room much more interesting. For the kitchen and storage space I sourced reasonably priced units from Ikea. The studio space was left more or less empty but with the addition of a glamorous mirrored dressing table and stool for those clients’ makeovers!
Here is an after photo of the newly designed meeting room. We painted the walls white to lighten and brighten the room. The gorgeous white chesterfield sofa provides comfortable and stylish seating for clients and that all important wow factor. The amazing wallpaper was from Osborne and Little and had that 70’s retro look but updated with fresh, modern colours. The window drapes were simple voile panels which I decorated with a bobble trim to soften the windows but still let in plenty of light.
If you would like to find out more about this project there is a full case study on my website http://bit.ly/IQGkF2