Luxurious Live- Work Space Shared by our Super Star Designer
Recently, our newest designer, Kenna Lammer, received the 2017 Rising Star Award from the ASID Colorado Chapter. We were so intrigued, we asked her to share it with us.
To get started, a little project background…
At Arapahoe Community College, Kenna’s alma mater, they ask students to complete a fictional “Capstone” design project during their final semester. The only requirement for these in-depth designs was that the space chosen had to be an existing building with a minimum 5,000 sq. ft. The rest was up to the students and, we must say, that Kenna knocked it out of the park!
Building: Odd Fellows Building, a historic building in Olde Town Englewood built in the 1930’s (aka tons of character!)
Concept: A live- work space for a rebellious, single female named Breck. She loves all things crafty and is searching for a space to set up her crafting company, Tink, while also being able to escape to her own serene sanctuary. When we say crafts, we don’t mean Grandma’s knitting. It’s a hip and cool craft scene that this 30 year old is envisioning.
Tink is a bright, inviting space with hints of urban-industrial softened by pops of teal. Kenna’s direction was to unexpectedly address the theme of crafting. Merchandise is creatively displayed on oversized yarn spools, while large buttons are used as art adorning the white-washed brick walls. Take a look at her stunning virtuals that she created through Sketch Up and Podium.
Moving upstairs, Breck can enter her second story home. The space embraces a whimsical sophistication, but doesn’t stray from her love of DIY. In the open living area, the entertainment cabinet is fashioned from old coffee tables, while in the master bedroom, the side tables are assembled with an assortment of vintage picture frames. The icing on the cake was the fabulous fixtures and finishes that Kenna selected. Check it out!
Amazing job Kenna!