So it’s painting week at Office Spaces. I’ve brought in Pheonix painting to paint the interiors.
Pheonix has worked on many large commercial painting projects before. So they understand
this scope of work and they understand my needs. I have a lot of detailed painting work
to be done and they have experience doing large scale projects so I have faith in them
to get the job done. I’ve dedicated the perimeter of the building to private offices where the
windows can bring a lot of the natural day light. Here, I want to treat the whole back
wall in an accent color. As you walk by all of the offices with the glass fronts you see
a beautiful blue accent wall. I wanted to create that feeling of sameness throughout
the building and create a rhythm. The one thing that Kalyn and I discuss a lot
are color, the use of color, and how color affects moods and people and again it’s about
balance. You want something that reflects the company in a very vibrant way, but isn’t
too much and so that’s the one… if Kalyn and I discuss anything it’s the use of color.
So I’m going to show you two different accent wall options, two different colors.
So again I wanted to bring that accent color, blue, into the space. From office to office
it’s sort of unifies the different office spaces and also gives us some unity. So this
is the first color option. But let’s talk about option number two. So this one is a
much deeper, richer blue. We want to create a nice color pop and that’s
a little too dimmed down, right? Muted? So option one? Everyone is happy with option
one? Yes! Absolutely.
Okay, good. I wanted each office to offer a creative way for the employees to express
themselves. So each side wall of the office is first being painted white and then treated
with a clear coat on top of that. So it will become a dry erase wall.
So you can just, basically it’s a dry erase board, but the whole wall is?
The whole wall is. Because you guys wanted to be more paperless, so this way if you’re
having a meeting in your office you can write notes, you can… You know we have so many
creative types in the company… Right, it’s creative, it’s collaborative,
and it’s paperless. The other wall will have a black, chalkboard
bubble that you can write on. So on this wall is is the whole wall a chalk
board paint or just an area? I have a little surprise with what we’ve decided
to do with the chalk board paint so it’s a smaller area. It’s not the whole wall.
Ok, got it. So it’s a surprise. It’s actually the graphic symbol for BrandStar’s
“Listn TV” logo. So I drew it in autocad and then Pheonix painting
made a template of the bubble and recreated it on the wall.
We’re going to be placing television monitors in that black bubble later, but mostly I think
the chalkboard bubble will just be a fun way for employees to express themselves in their
individual space and personalize their office without hanging a multitude of picture frames
and clutter. Even the simple thing like having the whiteboard
paint wall so that people could be in rooms and collaborate together with an outcome is
extremely important in a fast-passed creative environment that we’re in.
I think Mark and Carmen were especially excited about this color scheme. It’s green, it’s
good for the environment, and it’s a fun way to express creativity, which is what this
place is all about. The chalkboard walls and the dry-erase walls
really came out well. I think they’re not only going to be fun, but they’ll be great
for collaboration. It’s all about making every element of this office functional.
I’m so excited to move in. We have all sorts of things like chalk walls where people can
write in chalk and white walls, and everybody is just chomping at the bit to get in here.