In the office, we nicknamed this project, “A Place Called Zen” and the design shows a methodical approach to present a relaxing and warm environment for the client to conduct her home-based body work & yoga practice. As a young and new business owner, the client was not only constrained by budget but by limitations from her landlord who was leery of major modifications to the space.
What could have been seen as “concept killers” were a source of inspiration for the design team. Understanding the client’s constraints, we mixed big box purchases, commercial grade fabrics & flooring and easy to revert artwork to create a space that was relaxing for visitors and stress-free for the client. Inspiration was pulled from accessories the client had collected over her world travels to India and Asia. Furniture pieces were selected not only for their mid-century aesthetic, which linked the space back to the rest of the living space, but also were easy to move out of the group for group yoga sessions. Taking a less is more approach, Monogram worked in a neutral palate of greys with color mostly coming from the floor covering - perfect for hiding any spills or accidents from oil treatments. Finally, we introduced original artwork into the space in the form of black and white photography & a custom stencil to downplay a pair of mirrored doors.