With less than 72 hours to complete a modern Atlanta clothing boutique for Olori Swank and her fabulous Swank Blue clothing line we managed to create a high end, clean, modern atmosphere for our client and guest. This space was not only functional but visually pleasing. From the custom focal wall great for picture taking with the fashion designer to the fabulous sitting lounge made for queens to the custom portable dressing room, this boutique was more than prepared and ready for opening day. From beginning to end enjoy the full spectrum of pictures taken during the execution of this project...
Here is the original proposed design. I wanted to add a pop of blue due to the clients infamous signature blue hair. Originally I also was going to use the very trendy balloon chair also known as (AKA) the dome chair buuuutttt I change my mind as you will see in the end ;-)
So in order to create that amazing white accent wall that you see in the renderings, me and my trusted contractor Antonio Darden becne cutting wood...for hrs and hrs.lol
After cutting the wood down we had roughly 25 24"x 24" boxes to put together using a nail gun and wood glue for extra stability.
After the boxes were created they were given 3 coats of pure crisp white paint... The space was so small that this process became difficult but as my motto states, "we made it work". So thankful for my intern Clinesha McLester who was literally a big help during install!
Once the boxes were dry me and my handy dandy contractor began installing, which surprisingly did not take much time. For each box there were 2 black dry wall screws that they hung on. The boxes were hung the same way you would hang a picture frame. I purposefully left some areas with =out boxes to create more dimension and layers. Out of all roughly 25 boxes there are 3 different dept dimensions. Having the flat surface of the wall where there are no boxes placed would create an additional dept giving the wall extra charm ;-)
Antonio handled the lower half and I tackled the upper half, as i really don't mind climbing up on ladders. The boxes were hollow therefore did not weigh much.
I wanted to install the boxes directly up to the ceiling for a dramatic appeal, In order to do so I had to move the ceiling tiles out of the way until the boxes were installed.
My rule of thumb is that if i'm gonna do something great in a room I try to repeat it on a different scale but not in the most obvious way, the eye may catch it but it won't immediately resignate. I also selected the white glossy mannequins for the space to tie in with the scheme, so even they were fully purposeful. The pedestals that the mannequins sit on are also elevated at different height creating the same effect as the wall but vertically.
Here is a link to another blog entry that in detail shows the making of the dressing room using PVC piping: http://monetsouttake.blogspot.com/2014/11/pvc-piping-diy-dressing-room.html
So the following are some of the pictures that the photographer took. You can find more on my website and/or my pinterest page under the board titled "Project Pictures"...
Until next time...