The space was functioning, but not to the level that the ladies would have liked. The organization of the spaces was in need of an outsider's opinion. As with all my clients, first questions included: How is the space used? Who uses the spaces? What is working? What is not working?
An amazingly inviting and naturally lit spaced invited you in the door with a coat rack and folding chairs.
This was the library space that gave respite to a large homeless table. The table had gone largely unused and the space lacked purpose.
This was originally the children's play area. It was in an akward space between the kitchen and offices with easy access to the art studio spaces.
The coat rack was moved to the other wall adjacent to the door, and a couch was moved. We created a more intimate seating area where participants can face each other more comfortably.
The children's play area was moved into the library space. Here the kids have easy access to parents, but limited accessibility to the art studios and kitchen area. It is also more cozy with the shag rug <3
We repurposed some of the other pieces in the space to create a more traditional kitchen space. It is inviting to both business owners and their clients, as well as provides space for food during entertaining (separate from the children's and meeting spaces.) The table is smaller than the original, so the scale works well. Finally, it is near to the "kitchen" space behind the curtain. Easier cleanup!