Food Stylist's Office: New project "Raw Industrial Chic"

6/04/2011 08:41:00 PM

"New" may not be the best term to describe this project since we're already on week 2. Boo to me and my (very) late posts! Anyway, here's a little tidbit of how this project came about...

I got an email with the cutest subject to date.. "Switcheroom my room!" Admit it, it's cute! I contacted the client and met up with her to assess her office. The space is in dire need of a makeover. She hasn't touch the space ever since they got it and it's about time this room reflects what she does-- food styling! Imagine a room filled with lots of colorful food accessories, books, magazines! She badly needed a blank canvass for all her nice stuff! She's also an entrepreneur so the space must not only display pretty things, but must be efficient for their day to day activities. (meaning: tons of storage, uncluttered wiring system, lots of light--the room doesn't have any window!)

Here's the before pictures with a little note of our plan for the space:

One side of the room.
1. We'll install a faux painted brick wall on this side.
2. Big L-shape working table (with drawers) for employees and others who needs a workspace.
3. Two long shelves above the table for display and organization
4. Couch area


Her side of the room.
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1. The focal point of the room is a wall to wall display shelves of all her food styling stuff
2. Those huge cabinets will be removed to open up the space and will be replaced by lower cabinets and drawers.
3. Refinish the existing table to achieve a shabby chic look


This is how the two spaces relates to each other. This is the view when you're standing on the doorway.
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The look we're going for is very soft industrial chic. I'm not talking about stainless-everywhere kind of industrial, this is like the very female version of that! A touch of exposed pipe for lighting, painted brick wall, white-washed woods, white floors, some intricate details, and pops of colors everywhere! The main room will be in neutral taupy-grey, but everything else will be colorful! Chairs, accessories, sofa, decor, etc!

***The Moodboard***
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Looking at this boards makes me smile, I'm hoping to have a much bigger smile when we're done! Here's to a future very happy place, cheers! :)

1 comments

  1. I can't believe I missed this... i love the mood board! Can't wait to see the final output. And those lights seems very special!

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