Did you enjoy your weekend? They seem to go by very quickly when the weather is nice, don’t they? Nevertheless, it’s Monday and we’re all back to work…
…speaking of work, we thought we’d share a non-residential space with you to start off the week. While homes are our speciality and our passion; we believe that every space should be beautiful, functional and reflection of the people occupying it. We’ve already shared some of our other work on the commercial side of things with you, most notably the SpringHouse Restaurant at Lake Martin. Today though, we wanted to highlight a completely different kind of space–in a setting far removed from an Alys Beach villa or a stone barn at the lake!
Working with our sister company, Dungan Nequette Architects, we helped design and furnish several floors of highrise downtown Birmingham office space for one of the Southeast’s leading law firms. Charged with the goal of creating a space that reflected the progressive culture of the firm, we created a space that looks different from what you might expect to see in an established southern law firm.
On each attorney work floor, we designed two ‘living areas’ where staff can congregate for conversation, get coffee and catch up on news programs playing on flat screen tvs. These spaces also allow everyone to share equally in the sweeping views of Birmingham. Outfitted with a distressed wood table and tall upholstered stools, the space isn’t furnished much like a typical law firm either. A cypress planked art ledge casually displays the firm’s art collection. We added accessories unique to each space and oversized pendant fixtures to keep things casual and comfortable.
[photograph by Colleen Duffley]