“My interest in theater and story telling began in my mother’s kitchen. It was a meeting place for my mother’s large circle of friends.” – Lynn Notage
BEFORE | KITCHEN & COMMUNAL LIVING ROOM
There is so much to love about this office, and no space was left unturned when planning out each area’s form and function. With the communal living room anchoring the center of the floor, the kitchen was built off of that keeping an open floor plan that would extend its lofty vibe. With nothing but the wall and pillars existing, the possibilities were endless. The company owners worked with the building’s architect on the layout, and we loved the floor plan. With some minor tweaks and an idea of how to fill the space, we couldn’t wait for the bones to be built so we could style and profile this dream kitchen.
A center island made of Caesarstone performs double duty as it provides seating on either side of the counter and separates the space from the living room lounge. Polished concrete floors throughout the office enhance the modern industrial aesthetic and are pet friendly. Employees pooches can be found roaming the halls each day, always greeting visitors with a friendly “hello.”
BEFORE | KITCHEN
Navy and White is always right! This color combo really pops and makes a big impact while looking so fresh and so clean. Ceramic pots planted with succulents and white dishes from Ikea fill the marble floating shelves. Acacia wood trays, bowls and pedestals from Target add warmth to this minimalist kitchen. Inexpensive and just right, Ikea and Target always provide a lot of bang for the buck for home and office accessories. Who wouldn’t love to walk into this freshly stocked kitchen each morning when arriving at work? A good start to the day is something everyone can appreciate and benefit from, and yet another detail that this office is always on top of – jealous much!?
The navy subway tile was not available and we were on a tight deadline. I suggested we use a 4×4 ceramic tile instead, and we concurred that it would be a modern update of the 3×6 tiles commonly used. The proof is in the pudding! We liked it even more once it went up and we got to play with fun accoutrements. Wood top metal stools are sleek and unobtrusive as they tuck under the island with ease. Edison bulbs strung across the island are a fun touch of industrial chic and a cost effective choice for mood lighting. An old school menu board is changed weekly with fun quotes and new happenings in the office.
With a wide open space, the kitchen and living room are symbiotic in every way. Colors match throughout the communal living room lounge and into this dream kitchen. The goal of this project was to make the employees feel at home, and have a comfortable environment to work and to play. With many late nights of editing, and food and drink a plenty, who could resist an environment like this? Stay tuned for the next phase of this fab office…