One of the most rewarding parts of our job is looking back at the before and after photos once a project has installed. We recently finished renovating a Leasing Office, Clubroom, iLounge and Fitness Center in Irvine and we are so happy with the result!
| Leasing Office Before
The existing Leasing Office felt dark, heavy and tired. The space had good bones but the furniture and light fixtures were a bit dated and worn in. When we first walked the space, we knew with a bit of paint, new furnishings and lighting, this space could feel way more fresh and modern.
| Leasing Office After
In order to achieve a successful renovation, we knew we had to address the dark wood ceilings. The property had such nice architectural details, like the wood coffered ceiling but it felt too heavy and traditional in the space. In order to lighten it up and create a more modern look, we painted the coffers white and left the beams as they were. Doing this instantly gave the space a face lift. We further brightened the space with lighter paint and new carpet. We replaced all the art with colorful abstract pieces that helped to liven up the space. The light fixtures and furnishings that were there before were busy and created a cluttered feeling. When choosing the replacement fixtures and furniture, we made sure they had clean lines and were more contemporary. We always try to carry the same color(s) throughout the space to create harmony and balance. We came across the perfect raspberry colored wallcovering that went perfectly with our color palette and decided it would be the perfect backdrop for the private leasing offices.
| iLounge Before
| iLounge After
We carried the same carpet and color scheme from the Leasing Office into the ILounge to create cohesion between the two spaces. The raspberry color was integrated through the art and new light fixtures helped to modernize the space. We also updated the computer workstations by using a fresh white top and a darker wood color to help ground the workspace.
| Restroom Before
| Restroom After
The restrooms were very traditional in color. We replaced the square tiles with a classic subway tile in a seafoam blue color and added a pretty linen-looking wallcovering above. A new framed mirror and a raspberry colored glass pendant were added above the sink to create a more polished look.
| Clubroom Before
| Clubroom After
The clubroom had a lot of heavy woods and had the same tired and dated feeling as the Leasing and iLounge spaces. We wanted to continue with our same color palette from the Clubroom since the space is just off of the Leasing Office. We took the colors and made them a little bit more bold. When pops of color are bouncing off of a neutral background, they can really make a space feel playful and energetic. Since the Clubroom is used for parties and social gatherings, this was exactly what we wanted to achieve so we punched up the raspberry and turquoise color. The juxtaposition of the saturated colors in the furniture and art create a contemporary design that really bring the space to life.
| Kitchen Before
| Kitchen After
The Kitchen off of the Clubroom had busy floors, bold red accent paint and lots of warm woods that felt outdated. In order to create consistency and fluidity between the two spaces, we installed the same wood floors in the Kitchen and Clubroom. We decided to replace the island completely because the existing design was too traditional. The pot rack was removed from above the island and new glass pendants were installed. We got rid of the red accent paint and added a textural tile all around the window. All of the counters were replaced with a white quartz and the cabinets were painted a soft grey. All of these decisions helped to create a much brighter and airier kitchen that went perfectly with the Clubroom.
| Fitness Before
| Fitness After
The existing Fitness Center was plain and lacked visual interest. We wanted to make sure we kept the function of all the machines in the Fitness Center but also create a little more movement since you want to be motivated to move while working out! We replaced the floors with a carpet that carried the golden yellow color from the other spaces and brought in new colorful art to help brighten the space.