>> Thursday, July 29, 2010

To the surprise of most, I LOVE designing corporate interiors. Love it. There is such a formula. It's so methodical and organized, but still lends itself to very fun and creative design opportunities. I love it because I get it. I get the process. I know all the parts and pieces. I can somewhat accurately estimate the duration of the project. Since establishing Sabbe Interior Design, corporate interiors was one thing I have greatly missed. Don't get me wrong, I am loving residential as well. I love getting into people's minds and helping them create their own perfect space. But corporate and residential could not be more opposite. I have always said this is so because people don't (typically) sleep in their office, they don't raise a family there, they don't photograph their holiday card in the reception lobby, and therefore corporate interiors tend to be a little more cut and dry. It removes the personal factor. It's somewhat of a machine. It's efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing and it's very, very fun to design.

So this week I was very excited to officially land my first commercial interiors project since starting my own firm. I will be spending the next couple of months helping the Harvard Stem Cell Institute design their new administrative office space. The client is great and I am very excited for the opportunity.

Our ceiling is very low in this space, so we will not have the opportunity to do a lot with ceiling plane changes, which is one of my favorite corporate design elements. But we are going to have some fun with carpet tile.

Stay tuned for more about this project.


LindsB July 29, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

Such a fun job- so happy for you that you get to do this!!!

Design Esquire July 29, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

Congrats! That's awesome. You'll do a great job.

Emily July 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

Congratulations! So exciting and i'm so happy you get the best of both worlds right now :)

Rebecca July 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

It was so interesting reading this! Can't wait to see progress on this project.

Laura Mattal July 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Congratulations on your new client! And how fun to be able to add "Haaahvahhd" to the resume! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Janell @ Isabella and Max July 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

Congratulations! I'm thrilled a project in the field you like best has come your way! Janell

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss July 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Oh how I've missed some carpet tile!

Congrats on the new project- that's exciting!

Amy @ Varnish July 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

Congrats on your new job Stephanie! Kick butt and take names.

paula July 29, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

congrats! sounds like a blast.

Belly July 29, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

So excited for you. It's so much fun having a job you're enthusiastic about, I'm sure you'll do amazing.

Kiki July 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

Hello there - love your blog and corporate is so different from residential, you are so right!! Love your blog!! and i'm your newest follower, so stop by and say hi!!


Honeybee Ministries July 29, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

wow! that's exciting! so happy for you! i love love love the carpet in that first picture! congrats girly!

Anna Liesemeyer July 29, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

How exciting Stephanie!
These photos are so geometrically and artistically appealing!

Kristin July 29, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

An office with poufs??? DYING! Thank you so much for entering my blog's giveaway away for The Sart and Domino books over at The Lil Bee!

Trish July 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

I'll add my congrats as well! I agree that because people don't eat, sleep and live in the office.....that type of job lends to flexibility in design....can't wait to see the finished product!

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design July 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

congrats on getting this project - sounds great!! I used to work for the canadian yellow pages, and our offices were brand new at the time. they used carpet tiles like those striped black/grey ones, but were subtler mostly light greys and the floors looked EXACTLY like the side of a phone book. It was so perfect for the company but nicely abstract!

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