Friday, January 15, 2016

An Insider's Look into Interior Design

I just finished a project that I am excited to share with you.  The concept that this company embodies is old-fashioned service in a space that feels like a residential study. This post features behind the scene images and photographs of the design and construction processes. The focus is the main space, although the project included the entire building.  If you want to see more photos feel free to look at our webpage, see link above.





The Teller's Window 


This building was used as a bank previously (a different owner) and this was the previous teller's windows, (to be demo'd).




 Progress shot: Demo, I love this transition stage when everything you don't want goes!  You can see we didn't keep too many details.


 
Above: Concept sketch of the custom ironwork and millwork for the teller/customer area.  I wanted a sophisticated, yet simple elegant traditional element that reflected the bank's character.





Concept Development: Rendered Elevation





The final design features solid wood custom built windows with granite countertops and custom ironwork. The design of the teller window is reflective of the company's logo.

Ceiling Development/Progression


The original ceiling consisted of ordinary commercial acoustical tiling and a level change. To create a more elegant residential environment, I integrated a custom coffered ceiling.


Ceiling Demo: The first stage in the coffered ceiling detail includes removing the dropped commercial ceiling grid and preparing the ceiling for supporting the coffered beams.




The framing for the coffered ceiling includes a central circular element. This is framed with flexible metal framing.  





The finished ceiling includes two contrasting paint colors to add depth and drama. Custom molding, which accentuates the ceiling pattern, also adds a level of refinement to the space.  I love this lobby, so cozy and inviting...feel free to stop by, they are a great bank with a great staff!  Alachua is lucky to have them.


If you want to hear more about this space I will posting about the details of the custom built-in fireplace element next Friday. 

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