Today, we are highlighting some of our favorite iLounges from various multi-family projects that we’ve had all over California. If you’re not sure what an iLounge is, it’s the fancy place you can go get your work done. An iLounge usually comes equipped with computers and printers for the residents to use. It often has seating areas for people to bring in their own laptop or iPads with plenty of electrical outlets. While an iLounge can be a stand alone room, sometimes space is limited and we are faced with the challenge of figuring out how to carve out space for it in other creative ways.
When an iLounge is in a small area with no windows, we have to find the best way to design the space so it doesn’t feel claustrophobic. In the image above, we felt that industrial steel windows were a great solution for this space because they are transparent and feel less closed in than a solid door. Having a comfortable task chair is also important while working but they don’t need to be solid black. Making them a bright color, like orange, brings life and vibrancy to the room and ties into the art.
Conference rooms and private work areas are sometimes combined in an iLounge space. Large wall graphics are a great way to dress up the walls and bring the nature indoors. Working inside all day can take its toll on a person so being able to do a wall graphic of large palm trees was a great solution to this window-less space. We felt the palm trees were super appropriate, considering the project was in Hollywood, CA.
Remember I mentioned that an iLounge isn’t always a stand alone space? This computer station is actually tucked in the corner of a club room. We wanted to make sure the working area tied into the rest of the club room and was completely functional. We gathered 4 pieces of art to create a color blocking focal point. The art ties to the rest of the club room but also helps to help differentiate the functionality of the two spaces.
This bright and colorful iLounge space is full of energy to help keep you awake while working away on your computer or tablet! The property provided several computers for residents to work from while the soft seating gives residents the option to sit more comfortably on a lounge chair or upholstered bench. The lounge seating can also be a place to meet a business associate or friend.
We divided these two working spaces with a barn door so the residents had the option of creating a semi-private space if needed. Bringing in a green modular carpet helped to bring that element of nature indoors. We love the variation in this particular carpet and the way the white furniture provides a contrast to its beautiful saturation.
This iLounge has everything you need in a small business center. We created a custom geometric graphic to anchor the back wall where the computers are. It’s much more exciting to look at this graphic instead of a blank white wall. A small conference table sits in the middle of the room but it can also be used as a collaborative working station. We loved the unique shape of the two lounge chairs along the side of the room. We decided to offset the large graphic with these small geometric wall sculptures. By making the dynamic wall graphic and wall sculptures in softer, neutral colors, we were able to achieve an interesting design without it feeling overstimulating for those working inside.
Working from an iLounge is becoming more and more essential as technology continues to develop. We are always excited to incorporate the latest tech into out designs and make sure that the space is beautiful and functional.