At Marie Flanigan Interiors, we’re big on hospitality, and our office is usually a-buzz with visits from clients, craftsman, and more. When we were dreaming up our new headquarters, we knew that a client hospitality area would be a very important component to the design and function of our space. Afterall, we love to be gracious hostesses!
We wanted a landing spot for our visitors that had the warmth and necessities of a kitchen located at the front of the office for added efficiency and minimal interruption. Defined by inset plastered walls, the moody calacatta viola marble extends from the counter to the wall for an extra dose of drama. We especially love the juxtaposition of the light aesthetic and dark cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Space Black, along with the gorgeous unlacquered brass knobs that will patina and age in the most beautiful way. We incorporated Bocci outlets that blend perfectly into the stone for minimal distraction. After envying our clients Jura coffee machines, we finally have our own, so the perfect latte is just finger tips away.
The beautiful shaker-style cabinetry has both storage and carefully camouflaged under-counter paneled refrigerator drawers. Having pull-out refrigerator drawers allows us to immediately offer refreshment, iced coffee, and little bites without needing to visit the kitchen that sits toward the back of the office. We softened the contrasting finishes with textural accessories like a woven tray and wood-topped canisters to keep our tea and coffee fresh.
Of course, beautiful spaces are truly found in the details and there are plenty in this area. Interesting touches include a brass sconce for accent lighting, a beautiful figure sketch, a ceramic table vase with a touch of greenery.
After grabbing a sparkling water or a latte, head into our show-stopping conference room. The custom, oversized arched doors were inspired by an antique we found in Round Top and lead you into an inviting and serene space filled with natural light. Breezy drapery and large pendants serve as the room’s initial backdrop and are anchored by a hand-knotted oriental rug.
By design, the custom conference room table dominates the space and provides function, and is surrounded by comfortable side chairs. One of the room’s main talking points is the artwork that also sets the tone for the office’s subtle palette. We hung the artwork from the ceiling so we can showcase Laura Rathe’s latest new artist without damaging our plaster walls. Additional function is found in the console on the opposite wall, along with the television expertly installed to conceal all wiring. Overall, the room serves as a subtle space that marries design, function, form, and intrigue. We want our guests to come in and feel welcome, while we work hard to make their own interior dreams a reality.
We loved sharing our client hospitality area with you and look forward to hearing what #MFIHQ space you’d like to tour next? Let us know in the comments!