At the start of this executive office renovation Creative Principle of In-Site Interior Design, Elizabeth Sanchez Vaughan, met with the client to review the goals: maximize the use of the space in his Williamsburg office, integrate accent lighting within a contemporary design and provide dramatic impact to showcase the room to impress clients.
As in many older buildings within the Brooklyn area, this space presented challenges with regards to spatial limitations for overall function, ceiling height and clearances for mechanical equipment. We met these challenges by developing a layout that features a mix of full height custom millwork for books, medium height file cabinetry and lower door units that maximized storage. The air conditioner is located in an adjacent closet while a custom grill is integrated into the wall panels. The radiator below the window is encased within the desk system with an access panel and hidden ventilation grille.
The executive desk is a custom design featuring an asymmetrical pedestal and pencil drawer well-proportioned for the room. Custom cabinetry in contrasting maple and anigre veneers with an emphasis on a horizontal design using metal accent bars pairs perfectly with the custom desk. The softly textured wallcovering acts as artwork and provides a relief from the wood veneer bringing a feeling of softness to the overall space.
A striking angular ceiling design that houses recessed lighting and color changing LED lighting provides the final element in the creation of a beautiful space to work in and while achieving the dramatic effect he now enjoys.