In keeping with the concept of combining Southern classical architectural influence with the natural beauty of local environment, our design for the lobby of Pinkerton, Harkins, and Mehserle features classic white woodwork, organic textures, and a natural color palette. Our client requested a design that would communicate their identity and high level of service, while emphasizing their strong roots in the local community of Venice, Florida. Throughout the design we carefully wove bits of local story telling and company history, making this a unique office design.
A custom screen wall dividing the reception seating and office corridor areas is made of laser cut steel, and calls to mind the organic nature of leaves and tree branches.
In the executive offices we made the walls feel taller with vertically striped sheer drapery and high wainscoting, which we accented above with bold, blue grasscloth wallcovering. The wainscoting itself creates a “picture ledge” effect for the display of framed diplomas and certifications. Overall the office aesthetic is sophisticated and tailored, bringing together a traditional base with a few balanced, contemporary touches.
The conference room is separated from the open office core by a bronze framed, glass wall with sliding double doors. The visual design concept bridges both land and sky, with a firmly grounded yet also fresh, airy feeling.
The conference table is a special piece we custom commissioned from a local craftsman, made from slabs of a tree felled by Hurricane Irma in Sarasota County.
The conference room windows offer a great view onto historic Venice Avenue below, while white solar shades and gray fabric sheers can close individually at the push of a remote button to control sunlight when needed.
Just beyond the lobby’s custom screen wall, a smaller meeting room welcomes guests to a round, wood grain table with sunburst pattern. Warm grasscloth wallcovering and local nature photography continues the natural, regionally inspired concept.