We firmly believe that the economic tides are turning and pent up demand for interior design and other services are going to bust wide open in 2011. Given this optimistic view for the future, Joann are preparing our infrastructure to take it all on baby! We’ve hired a Design Assistant, are searching for a qualified summer intern, invested in Studio Webware to help us be more efficient and have now leased office space in an amazing historic building that has been beautifully restored in downtown Acworth, GA. We have leased the entire upstairs (5 offices and 1 conference/work room along with an enormous outdoor balcony) and are now preparing to furnish it (oh darn what a chore…)
So for Part I of “Movin on Up”…. here’s what we are starting out with……. vintage stained glass windows, old hardwoods, exposed brick…
One of the offices (with a stained glass window of Lake Acworth)
Here’s the party balcony on the backside of the building….
So how should we furnish it? Antiques befitting the time period? Repurposed funky junk? Industrial and functional? We decided on a mix – and where better to start than Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta. We made some very exciting purchases.
Here’s Joann stroking a check for our conference table…. (Still have to find 8 different chairs to repurpose to accompany this beauty).
Amazing galvanized steel desk tops with salvaged wood bases made to order by Kemp Hickey. Oh yeah, we took 2 of those.
Loooooove this for our library to hold all of our color wheels, wood, tile and fabric samples……
Yummy chairs (so comfortable) to repurpose for the front foyer….
Stay tuned for “Movin’ on Up – Part 2” and watch the design evolution of the new Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs offices unfold…