Being creative while respecting budgets, public safety rules, and practicality are traits every interior designer must have. When designing for a commercial project, interior designers are faced with many challenges. We need to be creative and unique, remain sensible, and make sure the products we provide are safe and stay within our clients’ price range.
Recently, we installed some window treatments in the lobby of an apartment complex located in Naperville, Illinois. The client’s requirements were to provide draperies that would define the doors and bay window, have a unique design, provide a sculptural effect, and work well with the already existent design of the reception area.
The draperies we provided were very distinct; it consists of box-like cornices placed on each side of each doors and the bay window. The doors are not there for use but rather only for show and to provide sunlight into the space. Each box has a drapery panel that comes down from the inside of the cornice box to the floor. This design gives a column effect that defines the openings of the door and the bay window. It also provides a graceful feel to the space, further enhancing the height of the room.
The Robert Allen fabric selected was a flame retardant; textural to add interest, white-colored that match the trim. It worked marvelously with the deep taupe paint of the walls. The installation was challenging but the results were successful. The room now looks fabulous and the manager and sales crew were both grateful and mesmerized!
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