PURPLE

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.  

TREND ALERT:: PURPLE HUES

Purple, beautiful brilliant purple. The perfect blend of calming blue and the fierce energy of red will get you so many different hues. I'm always amazed, every time I mix the two colors how I can achieve a new shade of purple. 

The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence and magic.

-- that's a lot for this color to live up too!

Let's just dive right into purple and take a big scoop! (Cheesy pun intended)

I think there are many ways we can use purple. It really just depends on the level of intensity (and how much you want to commit) to the bold hue. 

It can say "purple" without jumping at you purple...

Or it can say "HEY! And I'm here to liven up your space!"

Either way you choose to speak the purple color language, is fine, neither is wrong. Its your personal style that counts!

For this specific project, we chose a nice warm eggplant for the walls of this media room, I loved it paired with bright modern colors! (Check out more of this project here)

When we were at  Market, last fall, we saw a lot of purple hues happening. Here is a collection of a few of our favorite things that got our wheels turning. Everything from boxes blinged out with gems, to art, to furniture and whole spaces.

And, well, you know me. I always feel that interior design and fashion intersect...

Some of my favorite purple shoes... and they are velvet. What's not to love?!

So how do you feel about purple? What are some of your favorite pairings for the color? Do tell!