What’s your favorite workout? Running? Weight training? Combination classes at a gym?
One of the newest hot spots in Columbia, South Carolina, features barre3, a program that combines the grace of ballet with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. Owner Lauren Truslow recently created a new venue for her clients and her aim was a clean, airy space with elements of southern charm. She sought help from designer Teal Davison of Teal Davison Design + Finish.
“We wanted comfortable, clean, fun, and relaxed like home,” Teal says, “but cooler, more Portland-esque.” The pair chose easy-to-customize barn wall sconces from Barn... Read More
Jael’s blood runs deep brown. Chocolate brown in fact.
Along with husband Dan, Jael’s passion is everything chocolate. As owners of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, North Carolina, the couple have created a dessert restaurant that’s not only a local favorite but also a destination for tourists eager to find out why a line forms on the sidewalk outside the door every day. Their success came not without growing pains. After repeated visits from the fire marshall concerned about the crowds packing the lounge, Dan and Jael sought out new space.
And while Jael may know chocolate, choosing the right lighting for the new location was... Read More
Design professionals are always looking for new inspiration — a fresh color, a different angle, or an innovative twist on an old favorite. This is especially true in commercial settings where clients want their business to stand out.
Designer Vanessa Deleon often finds inspiration from her travels and designs she has seen in other areas. In the case of the Brownstone Pancake Factory in Edgewater, New Jersey, she wanted to create a space that would get people talking.
“My team and I were up one night trying to think of how to turn things upside down and we chose to take that phrase literally,” Vanessa says. The result is a bold industrial space that... Read More
If you love having the perfect dip for your party tray, or consider yourself a connoisseur of barbeque sauce, or simply like trying new jams and jellies, then All Sauced Up is your heaven on earth! Nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains in the shopping mecca of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the store specializes in sauces of every type from salsa, dips and relish to jams, peppers, dressings, and other condiments.
The Pigeon Forge shop is the second location for David Ogle of Five Oaks Development who dressed up this new store with some classic schoolhouse lighting. The store underwent a remodeling process to take it from a modern branch bank to a space that recalls a... Read More
Halloween may have brought out the ghosts and goblins but it also brought out a crowd in Atlanta for the opening of Gusto! Wood Fire Grill. Located in the Brookwood neighborhood and owned by former NFL quarterback Nate Hybl, the new eatery offers a fast-casual dining experience in a bright, industrial setting.
Teaming up to create the perfect mood for the new space were Lindsay Denman Brand Creative, a boutique Atlanta-based branding agency, and PSG Construction.
“We wanted to create a light, casual, industrial look that would provide an in-town, city vibe,” says Lindsay, “We wanted to telegraph an affordable, everyday restaurant. It was... Read More
Creating the right atmosphere in a place of business can mean the difference between wild success, mediocrity, or dismal failure. While two businesses may offer the exact same products or services, the space that draws people in and makes them feel comfortable with amenities and, dare we say, great lighting, will gain more attention in the marketplace.
Troy Rinehardt, co-owner of Men’s Hair House, understands this completely and has created a highly successful chain of men’s hair salons that cater not only to adults but to younger boys and children as well.
“We wanted it to feel manly and classy at the same time,” Troy says, “yet... Read More