Do you guys remember that amazingly talented graphic design team that designed my logo and website?! (You can see my blog post about it here.) Braizen was my first choice when I decided to hire a professional to design my brand, and I was blown away when they returned the compliment and asked me to redesign their studio.
They wanted a chic industrial vibe, with pops of their signature Braizen Red throughout. Here is the mood board I pulled together to kick off the project.
They already had quite a few good pieces to work with in the space like these IKEA arm chairs and a beautiful handmade desk that the sexy Walter designed and made himself. Working in those few items I started sketching…
We wanted to give them 4 workstations- 1 for Ashley, 1 for Walt, 1 for Amber, and 1 to grow! They also wanted a ‘chill zone’ using the cozy arm chairs where they could curl up with the company mascots: Choo Choo, Katie, and Chester, as well as a separate meeting room for Skype calls and a worktable for large project layouts. You can see the floor plan below with the smaller meeting room at the back on the left side.
Here is the main studio now:
…and this is my plan for after: Add curtains to frame those great windows and main entrance doors, move the ‘sitting area’ to the side wall with a great gallery wall behind showing off some of their amazing graphic design work.
The reverse side of the room with built in shelving for much needed storage, a custom reclaimed wood double desk cantilevered off the cabinets, a dropped pendant to add a focal point to the room and an awesome gallery wall on top of a chalk board painted wall-perfect for graphic design doodlers.
Below is the back meeting room where all of the top-secret brilliance will happen…. (see all that much needed storage?!)
To continue that rustic industrial vibe I added a feature wall of weathered wood planks that the TV will be mounted against, a recycled glass light fixture, a metal shelving unit for more storage, and an awesome adjustable height work table with red stools.
We are in the process of pulling everything together now: repainting, staining the concrete floors, installing light fixtures, and shopping shopping shopping. I’ll keep you all updated on the progress. In the meantime, what do you guys think of my renderings of the space? Effective?