Project Valencia was one of our biggest transformations to date. Moving this design from traditional to rustic/industrial made the before and after pictures seem like night and day. With bold colors, varying textures, and statement piece lighting, this design is sure to inspire you to make up your space. This may be an apartment complex but the layers are surely something you can translate into your own home.
For the community room we added a concrete coffee table with some simple coffee table books and decor. Furthermore, with the fireplace being the focal point of the room, we decided to remove the mantel and add a more simple, tiled frame. Painting over the bright blue walls and removing the molding and adding a neutral grey paint with some textured wood for variation and simplicity allowed each corner of the space to feel separated while staying cohesive with the overall design.
For the work space, we decided to again, take the bulky out and replace it with simple clean lines. A wood and iron lined desk with acrylic chairs allow the space to feel bigger and more open. Furthermore, adding a fun “Work” sign to the space separates these two desks from the rest of the room, which is key in such a large space.
Community Room Before
Community Room After
As you can see, the previous design made the space feel dark and cold. Adding a lighter paint color to the beams, ceilings and walls, forces your eye towards the design of the room, and not up towards the vaulted ceiling. We also did our best to make the most of the space, creating a larger gathering area with a leather sofa and two adorning chairs. However, we also added this “Play” corner, making the space more inviting and welcoming for current and future residents.
As we all know, the kitchen is the meeting area of any space. It is important that where people are most likely to gather is welcoming and also provides ample space for potential guests. Adding these backless barstools provided a more clean look into the kitchen. We also wanted to bring some orange from the entry of the space (which you will see soon) into the back of the room creating a seamless look throughout. As we all know, cabinetry can sometimes make a space feel smaller. Removing these and adding floating shelves created a brighter more cleaner finish, especially with that funky white back splash!
An entry is an important space in any design, as it sets the tone for the rest of the room. As you can see, there was not much going on before. With that, we decided to remove the tile floors, add a fresh coat of paint and finish it off with new lighting and seating for guests that may be waiting for the next available leasing agent. We also updated the space by adding these geometric carpet tiles which help one space bleed into another. And talk about statement, an orange door with a large edison bulb chandelier is sure to grab your attention!
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