When Evo Films asked me to help design their office space in Marina Del Rey, I was so excited! When they told me they wanted their office to have fun pops of color, and be equal parts feminine and masculine, I was even more excited! They were speaking my language!
The first thing we did, was installed new flooring. The speckled Linoleum, and hard short carpet had to go! To stay within budget, we choose a grey vinyl plank flooring that mimic’s the look of real hardwood floors.
After the new floors were installed, we decided on a color palette for the space. The owner of the company is a big fan of millennial pink, so I ran with that idea. Pink and green is one of my favorite color combos, so when I suggested that we use those colors throughout the office space, the team at Evo Films was excited!
Originally, we wanted to incorporate some fun wallpaper, but decided we would rather spend the bulk of the budget on quality furniture, while incorporating fun paint colors. I’m sure most people know that paint is the easiest and cheapest way to transform a room. See below, the before and after of the founder’s office, and how we used color blocking to create a focal point in the room.
The founder loves mid-century modern furniture, so I found these amazing desks from Wayfair, and paired them with mid-century modern swivel chairs, and vintage lighting that I sourced from various antique shops, and flea markets. We accessorized the book shelf with some of the clients favorite books, a vintage camera since the client is in the film industry, and a few other vintage treasures, and pieces of art.
The creative director of Evo Films takes lovely photographs as a hobby, so we decided to frame a few prints, and placed them thoughtfully through out the office. Two which happen to be in this room. One on the book shelf, and the other smaller one on the right side of the room above the computer.
One of my favorite aspects of this room, was adding the finishing touches, which were the plants we purchased from Venice Plants (best indoor plant shop in LA). Plants can be tricky when decorating an office, because many of them need adequate sunlight, and many offices do not provide that. We got lucky with this room which has a big window, so we were able to choose some plants that only needed partial sunlight. I choose the pink rubber tree plant, which played off the pink accent wall, and the colors in the vintage aztec rug just perfectly. We also went with an Aechmea Fasciata plant, which is the other pink plant on the left side of the room. This one is fairly easy to take care of as well, and only needs partial light, and minimal water.
The clients wanted the break out area to be a fun space, where employees could take a break from work, grab a bite to eat, or drink, and socialize for a bit. So we went bold with a mint green accent wall (paint color is copper patina by Behr paint), and a vintage inspired mint green Smeg fridge! Then we incorporated a more neutral color palette when we selected the furniture, and decor. The outcome = a very inviting space where employees want to hang out! Equal parts masculine and feminine like the clients brief.
According to House Beautiful the color green is suppose to increase wealth! “It is the primary color in nature, it corresponds with life's riches. It is the color of fresh starts and growth. It will encourage you to honor your unique talents and manifest them in the material world.” Maybe that’s why Evo Films is having their best year yet!!
The conference room was another area we went bold with color! Since this room is often used for meetings, and brainstorming, we wanted it to be bright and inspiring. So we used the same paint colors as we did in the founders office (Pink Quarts and Hematite by Behr paint), and incorporated some more mid-century modern furniture pieces to keep with the theme. Some of my favorite pieces in this room are the fun pink and green chairs by Article , and the gold Atollo lamp from France & Son.
The client wanted a TV in this room for business purposes, so we found this fun media stand, and styled it with useful books, a gold Atollo lamp, and some black and white accessories.
The Modern Mad Men! That was the look and vibe we were going for when we designed this room. A vintage credenza, paired with a MCM lamp, some fun artwork, statement vases, and a mini bar for after work drinks.
The other two rooms in the office are edit suites, and anyone who has ever worked in post-production knows that these type of rooms host a lot of equipment, so sometimes it’s hard for these rooms to shine. However, that was a challenge I was willing to take on when I decided to design this space. Given the budget we had to work with, I think these rooms turned out quite nicely.
We decided to got a bit more industrial and moody in this room, and I love how it turned out!
The production area, is the last part of the office that we designed for Evo Films. They wanted a built in desk that followed the wall, and a long pin board that paralleled the desks. We gave them both!
Hope you guys enjoyed seeing some before and after pics!! Let me know if you have any questions about the design, since this was a quick recap and I glossed over a lot of the details. Until next time! xXX Lizzie