The Abundant Life Partners Office Receives a Refresh!
Still one of our favorite projects by far, was the design of the office for Abundant Life Partners here in Williamsburg, VA. If you’ve been following us for a while now you might recall how we took this completely blank space and turned it into one of those most peaceful therapists offices in town! Meghan, the founder and owner of ALP had just bought this space when she reached out to see if we could be of assistance. Following our consultation, we presented her with two design plans, each featuring a calming color palette, furnishings and fixtures. While we love how the space turned out (as have her clients!) we wanted to do a little refresh for our photo-shoot this past summer, where we had the office professionally photographed. Scroll down to see!
This was that blank slate that we were talking about! Since Meghan rents the office, we couldn’t change the walls or flooring; however these ended up working well with the design for the space.
Progress. I came by one afternoon to snap some photos of what we had done to the space. You can see more here.
While we were pleased with how the original design turned out, we wanted to take it one step further; better refining the space. As you’ll see we continued with the calming color palette of: beige, ivory, gray, blues, and jade. We also brought in a lot more greenery and warm textures, that helped to round out the space.
When working with clients, we usually source everything online, then pinning the items to a secret Pinterest board where the client can access and buy the items. We did that with Meghan but also went out to stores with her, to scout for and purchase items! It was so much fun. We found a lot of pieces from Homegoods, Target and World Market. When it came to the refresh, I went to a lot of the same stores over the course of a couple weeks.
As you’ll note, we incorporated a lot more jade into the room this time around.
I believe it was this potted fern that inspired the feel of the refresh, with its natural wooden base and soft, green leaves. It had a calming vibe that led us down the trail of incorporating natural elements.
Looking back at the original design, I felt that this bookshelf looked a bit bare. To flesh it out, I worked in these rattan baskets from World Market styled with some frames, ceramics, and crystals. I replaced the small toy basket on the floor with this larger one.