9.18.2012

Need a Lawyer?!

It was time to update the interiors of a large, successful law firm.  
It's still not finished, but here are some before and after photos.

The carpet sample on the lower left was already chosen.  I used that along with the marble floor in the lobby for inspiration.  Their clients come to them for business law and estate planning.
"Before"
We wanted a traditional, relaxed and secure environment.
"After"     
(The counter bottom trim will be painted charcoal to match the piece).
One of the partners said that the wall color was trendy.
It doesn't really pay to argue with a lawyer, but I reminded him that it is an historical color 
(Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue) found in 18th century architecture.  
I borrowed the antique prints from another room.
"Before" 
(see me taking the photo?).
"After"  
I didn't know how to get their client out of the shot.  We reupholstered the settee in a commercial 
linen and made one seat cushion instead of three...and thicker for more comfort.
Hey, he looks pretty comfortable...mission accomplished.
The upholsterer did a nice job.
The club chairs were also redone and I accessorized with law books.
This is one of the hallways.
The interior halls were painted a bone white (to blend with the filing cabinets)
with dove white trim. 
 Artwork was edited and rehung throughout.
Here you can see where we painted one accent wall (on the right) Benjamin Moore Wyeth Blue.  
This was done in each work station.

Below is before
the senior partner got busy purging so the Phillip Jeffries grasscloth could be hung.

Here is the office now.  We had the backs of the shelves papered also.
There are antique carved chairs and Herman Miller chairs being 
reupholstered for this office.



 We'll come back when the conference room is finished.
The entire office was disrupted and displaced while the painting and new carpeting was installed.
But now it's all fresh and clean!
If you need help with estate planning, I highly recommend this firm
Everyone is pleasant. knowledgable and honest
...including the lawyers!  (little lawyer joke).

Thanks so much for visiting!

35 comments:

  1. You worked wonders with their existing furnishings. The reupholstered sofa looks great! Love the grasscloth, too.

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  2. You really did a wonderful job updating this office. Love the grasscloth you used in the office everything looks so clean and fresh now, great job.

    XX
    Debra~

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  3. WOW! I really love the office with the grasscloth--what a major transformation! Thanks so much for sharing and GREAT job!

    abodelove.com

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  4. Looks like a happy camper behind the desk! I like what I see so far. Really glad to see the trim border gone. Its always amazing to me how some simple color changes can bring new life to a space. Also, I think all of us could do a little purging around the office? Have a great day! - Tonya

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  5. Too notch job! I need more charcoal in my life. Who could argue with the use of an historic color?

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  6. Beautiful job! Love the Sr. partners office- what a difference! and the dark doors and cabinetry in the lobby are beautiful.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  7. Great job!
    The BEFORE resembled a outdated living room.
    The AFTER looks sophisticated and professional business office with a relaxing feel.
    An office has to reflect an image... It is so important.
    Lucky them... they had YOU, to give them a fresh image!
    xo
    Gail
    http://www.casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow Mary Ann, looks beautiful. I love the colorway, fresher and more uplifting but still very appropriate for a law office. Excellent work...

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  9. What a transformation and the color in the lobby is beautiful...I love, love the grass cloth in the office. Great job!

    The receptionist looks happy with it too!

    Linda

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  10. wow - that office with the wallpaper and shelves if fabulous. and that's hysterical with the client in there. looks like my dad kind of!!!
    great job - can't wait to see the conference room.

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  11. wow this is what all businesses should strive for - such a great job!

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  12. Mary Ann!
    Wowsers Girl...you did a fab job...soooo much better. Clean, calming (isn't that what peeps need visiting a law office?) and lovely!

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  13. You did a fantastic job my friend. Love the grasscloth, it really made that space elegant and cozy.
    Brilliant!!!

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  14. What a great job you did on this makeover. I'm dropping over from Mels and am pleased I did.
    Carolyn

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  15. You did a great job. Wow, what a noticeable, positive difference.

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  16. Beautiful redo and I love the colors!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  17. Wow! Everything looks great! Wonderful changes Mary Ann!

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  18. Beautiful changes! I'm weak in the knees over the grasscloth. I really need to get some in my own house! xo

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  19. Wow, what a transformation! Everything looks clean and finished and very comfortable but not overdone. Wonderful design, Mary Ann!

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  20. Business will be booming once people hear of this upgrade ! Looks amazing. Very professional, stylish, elegant and yet welcoming. Perfect for a law firm. Love your choice of colours and that grasscloth, my favourite!

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  21. Great job! It is much more appropriate for today but still professional, clean, and inviting. It's amazing how you made such a big transformation while still reusing much of their existing pieces.

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  22. Wow- Mary Ann- this is amazing! I love the paint colors throughout and the gorgeous grass cloth! You did a fantastic job putting it all together. WOW!

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  23. What a great job! I love the grasscloth on the walls. That large wooden secretary looks like an antique -- what a beautiful piece.
    Claudia

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  24. SO much better!!! Love how classic it is and that sofa is fabulous! It actually looks like a different office!

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  25. Looks amazing! I love the grasscloth on the walls. Great job!

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  26. Fabulous job! Mary Ann is wonderful.. love her blog!

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  27. It's beautiful, such a huge improvement! I love the grass cloth.

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  28. You chose a nice colour palette. The bookshelves in the office looks great. I liked your little lawyer joke :)))

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  29. Mary Ann,
    Wow! What a beautiful transformation from ho hum to gorgeous. I love that you used some of the same pieces. I remember you telling me about the "historic" color...not trendy! ha...and the client and the receptionist all seem to be enjoying the space.
    xo
    annie

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  30. You did a wonderful job - I love how clean it is - and your use of color is impeccable. Amazing what paint and new upholstery will do, isn't it? LOVE the grasscloth. Good job on the de-cluttering too!

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  32. Mary Ann, what a change! Great job Love the color choices! Very serene and calming!

    Linda

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  33. Everything is so lovely, just stopping over from the Enchanted House, you laid out a great fall day. I am now a follower
    Have a great week and thanks for sharing,

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  34. This turned out so well Mary Ann. My favorite parts are the newly recovered settee with single cushion and the grasscloth in the partners office - that looks unbelieveable. So well done!

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