When the Children’s Center in Suffolk, Virginia called us in early April, they had an idea to renovate their existing work area into a functional office that not only provided more efficiency for their staff, but also to add a modern and stylish design to a rather dated room. Using our 2020 Giza software, we were able to put together several options for each station, each focusing on privacy, storage, and an area for a guest to feel welcome and comfortable. Privacy was one of the most important features of this design. Parents would be dropping in from time to time to have intimate conversations with the staff, that is what led us to adding the frosted glass sliding doors to each station. The frosted glass is great for giving those within the space a closed off feeling, while still being able to see silhouettes, should someone approach their area. The best part about the sliding glass doors that that when they are open, they blend in well with the panels so it doest have the bulky feel of a hinged door. When it was time to start picking colors for the panels and work surfaces, we brought in carpet and paint samples to try to find the best color combination for the metal paint trim, work surface laminate, and panel fabrics. We decided that a black paint trim would be best to add a pop to the gray carpet. We also decided that instead of using neutral color work surfaces, we wanted to add life to the stations with a Ruby surface.
Ruby is one of our favorite laminate colors because it is a great blend of mahogany and cherry, not too brown and not too red. When Ruby is paired with black pedestals, the workstations have great balance and a sleek modern look. Below are a few pictures that we took using out GoPro Hero 4 camera. Thank you for visiting our blog and please let us know what you think.