SNEAK PEEK: PROJECT M FLYNN

Well, hello there! Yes, I've been missing from this little old blog for a very long time. So sorry to anyone who visited in the last 10 months and grew extremely sick of seeing "INSPIRED BY: 2.13.15". Believe me, I'm sick of it too. Life got crazy busy with wedding planning and work, and blogging time became non existent. 

However, things have recently slowed down and wedding planning has concluded because....we got married!!! It was beyond amazing and we want to do it all over again.....and again and again. I'm in the process of putting together a post about the reception decor, so stay tuned. My creative blog juices have slowly been coming back to me and I have a bunch of ideas for new posts. Which means, I'll be posting more frequently...........starting today.........

I wanted to share with you some photos of a commercial space I started working on about a year ago. The client is M Flynn, a jewelry and accessories retail boutique and custom design studio owned by jeweler/designer sisters, Megan and Moria Flynn. The store is so fabulous and beautifully showcases the sisters' immense talents. Every piece of jewelry is stunning. Even better, Megan and Moria are so sweet and were absolutely amazing to work with. 

Like I said, the actual store is great and didn't need any design help. Megan and Moria were looking for help redesigning their back office space, which, as you can see below, needed a little TLC. 

BEFORE 

Before - Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design

It had great potential and I knew that with a little organization, space planning and design help, it could definitely be transformed into the functional and inspiring office they were envisioning. The punch list included: individual desk space for each sister, a spot for office supplies and equipment, a designated jewelry making work space, a better functioning storage system for all the jewelry making/cleaning supplies and a proper sitting area for meetings and/or visitors. Aside from the functional upgrades, the sisters also wanted to update the office's aesthetic. They wanted it to mirror the vibe of the shop in the front and become a place that they enjoyed spending time in. Here's how it turned out:

AFTER

Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design
Office Redesign by C. B. Hughes Design

A few months after we completed the office design, Megan and Moria acquired the space beside the shop and made plans to expand. They asked me to help them with some space planning in order to integrate the two spaces. Part of which involved incorporating a custom designed cash wrap counter. Here's how that turned out:

Cash wrap designed by C. B. Hughes Design

This project was definitely one of my favorites. The clients were great, the design process was fun, and I had the chance to expand my commercial designing experience, which I'm looking forward to doing more of, in the future.

CIAO FOR NOW