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DESIGN PROJECT:: A COLORFUL LAW OFFICE

A COLORFUL TWIST ON A LAW FIRM

I rarely talk about projects on our blog before they are implemented. And certainly not shortly after presentation phase! However, this project has me giddy with excitement and I just have to share some design goodness with you! 

This project in the works is for a local law firm. Currently, their office is a bit dated to say the least, a little sad and dark. So they asked us to come in for an update. We were pleasantly surprised when we were greeted with our clients ahhhh-mazing art collection! (It was actually all created by the owners father, what an amazing artist!) We left feeling so inspired and ready to create a unique environment for our new client. 

Check out what we've got cooking up below:

OPTION 1:

For option one, we had a vision of saturated blue walls, something that the art will really pop off from. Traditional leather sofas and settees, bold chartreuse drapery paired with a modern take on a classic chinoiserie style fabric on the chairs. All grounded with their beautiful existing antique area rug. 


OPTION 2: 

For option two, we offered the idea of a few more streamlined modern pieces, paired with plaids and more traditional fabrics. The walls would be a dark ebony wood stain, also creating a beautiful backdrop for the stunning modern art work. A lovely pair green velvet chairs will adorn their gorgeous antique area rug.

We are so beyond excited for the possibilities of this space! Either direction they choose, we know will end in the most beautiful results. 

Which option are you drawn too? Which design do you think will be the winner for this law firm? 

With love and design-y dreams,

lisa
 

DESIGN PROJECT:: THE PENNY HOARDER HQ

Every once in a while, we get really lucky! We meet really fabulous people who invite us into their homes to design the perfect environment for them, then they ask us to do their workspace. This project was nothing less of that. A while back we completed the private residence for the CEO of The Penny Hoarder (photo tour of that beauty in the near future!). So, without question, I was more than thrilled to accept.

 

This space is a really cool space, earlier in the year, it was rehabbed and brought back to life by Boyd Construction. The building was on it's last leg (and rumored to once have been a brothel.) They took it to it's bones and made it shine, without loosing it's character of being a 100 year old building. It was a widen open blank canvas. That's where the LG Design team got to work.

Kyle, CEO of The Penny Hoarder, explained he wanted an open work environment. Places for people to collaborate, brainstorm and feel creative. He also wanted to incorporate cozy little spots for people to relax and have conversations. He believes in a healthy balance of work and play, to produce top knotch work. All while having a modern tone.

So we got to work... 

A bright and sunny conference room overlooking Central Avenue. 

An open writers area with individual desks. We decided to design the space with half walls to house all of our electrical needs while creating separation. We finished them off with old brick to bring in that 100 year old building vibe. 

If you know me, you know we are going to try to sneak some wallpaper in somewhere! This time we decided to dress the long hallway with a plum/purple geometric pattern. I absolutely love how it looks with the copper accents throughout the space.  

We also lined the hallway with tourqouise chesterfield sofas, the art was inspired by what started The Penny Hoarder -- couponing! So we had custom acrylic boxes made and filled them with millions of coupons. Okay, maybe not millions, but a lot! You get it... 

While working in an open space is fun, we understand that sometimes you need some quiet spots to get your ideas out and pen to paper. That's where these glass "pods" came into play. Sleek, simple and efficient.  

We mentioned Kyle likes to have a healthy balance of work and play, right? Well if this isn't proof enough... A shuffle board for those much needed breaks! 

Just what would The Penny Hoarder HQ be without some fun with pennies? We love this coffee table featuring Lincoln made out of nothing other the copper pennies! 

More creative writing and collaboration areas throughout the space...

A modern kitchen and break room featuring a stainless steel backsplash in the classic subway style.  

 

Aren't these copper chairs the coolest?! 

Last, but definitely not least, we had some fun in the bathrooms with a bold wallpaper and paired them with funky mirrors. 

So what do you think? Isn't The Penny Hoarder HQ such an invigorating space? I feel like my creativity would constantly be flowing.  

Tell us your thoughts below! 

 

All photography by Native House Photography.  

LIVING COLORFULLY

There is just something about a colorful environment that makes my heart so happy. Combine that with pattern and other fun elements and I am one happy designer!  

Sometimes I let my imagination run wild and just create spaces to feed my design cravings.  

 

A colorfully chic entryway  

I personally love the idea vibe of this space. Black and white stripes, paired with leopard print and floral, pops of bold color, including the ceiling. Regal furniture pieces mixed with more modern elements make this room exciting and not too traditional or too modern.  

So what do you think? Would you ever dare to live this colorfully? Share your thoughts! 

INSPIRATION: Grand Budapest Hotel

The other night, my husband was watching the movie Grand Budapest Hotel. I have to be completely honest and say-- the actual movie didn't really interest me. However, the set design and color stories had my wheels turning with inspiration!

It all started with this scene in the elevator...

THAT COLOR! That amazing VIVID color! I was so fancied with the red and the purple, it was electric. So my mind quickly started thinking of interior design palettes.

Image credit here

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Image Source: Kelly Wearstler

Image Credits: Interiors by design Verner Panton - set designer for Clockwork Orange

Image Credit:  Dorothy Draper

Image Credit: Dorothy Draper

Get inspired and go BOLD! Rev up a room with some red and purple! Do you crave some extreme color in your interior?