We are ending the year on a high note with our last ‘Before & After’ of the year! This project took us to the Alamo Heights district in San Antonio, Texas. The multifamily property was acquired by a new investment group. Our design team was brought in to give their property’s commercial clubhouse an upgrade with all new paint and furnishings.
The furnishings before were meant to look retro and mid-century. The furniture felt cheap and the fabrics used also felt lackluster. The low profile seating throughout the clubhouse felt especially minuscule in a large space wrapped in floor to ceiling windows.
The random seating arrangements did not take advantage of spacious, open floor plan. The combination of improper furniture scale and layout made the clubhouse look unprofessional. The main clubhouse, which is the first impression of the property, most likely did not instill much confidence nor impress prospective renters.
The long bar was a sleek element in the space, but the drab furnishings that surrounded it took away its appeal.
The furnishings now match the cool, modern feel of the space. It feels and looks like a much more professional lobby now! We incorporated a large plush sectional and an impressive oversized indigo blue tufted ottoman to fill the main space in front of the faux fireplace. The blue rug adds a punch of color and helps divide the space from the dining/bar area. The art above the fireplace adds a real statement to the space and draws your eye in. We also like how it pairs with the floating pendants throughout the clubhouse.
We customized a sleek new standing desk in the entry of the clubhouse. It also helps establish the professional look of the space. Pops of blue in the ottoman and pillows are rich and bold. They stand out in such an open space.
Here is another view of the rug. It is made from polypropylene, which is a durable and appropriate option in a commercial setting.
The bar area has sleek new lucite stools with brass legs. They sort of “disappear” allowing the custom bar island to really shine. We replaced the small sofas with more appropriate seating options for the bar area. There is now a pair of bistro tables and counter-height tables for residents to use.
This project exemplifies the wonders that properly scaled furniture and new paint can do for a space. If you have a project that needs some attention, let our team help you in the new year! Start with this questionnaire and you will be one step closer to your very own revamped space.
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