The intent of renovating this 8,000 square feet monochromatic reception / office space was to provide a serene work environment, while at the same time offering interest and energy.
The inspiration was derived from Zen gardens – not necessarily to create a “Zen” space but rather incorporate the elements of a Zen setting such as water, outdoor plants, and serenity, to provide a natural flow of energy. The bland to beautiful conversion required utilizing color and points of interest while still providing Zen serenity. A calming color palette of greys, blues and greenery were incorporated in the design to achieve the objective.
The Whale Song Narwhal carpet tiles provides a feel of the gentle movement of water. The tiles were laid in a pattern to keep the energy moving in the same flow as the “water”. This design was used in the general office areas i.e. reception area and side offices, while the Textured Sky Rainmaker, a complimentary texture, was used in CEO’s office and conference room.
A water feature wall, seating in a midnight blue fabric and plants were installed in the reception area. A silk and abaca wallpaper was installed on the columns to mimic water gently flowing into a stream.