Two of the six ASID awards we won last month were for commercial design: Gold in Large Retail for Osborne’s Jewelers, and Bronze in Healthcare for Huntsville Pediatric Associates.
Most people do not realize Accents of the South does commercial design work in addition to residential. These two types of design are extremely different. Since commercial spaces are used by the public, space planning and finish selections are crucial, and special rules and regulations must be followed. Through careful thought and planning, both of our winning projects are functional and beautiful spaces everyone can enjoy.
We’ve also had the privilege of presenting the awards to Osborne’s Jewelers and Huntsville Pediatric Associates, and they couldn’t be happier to have award-winning space!
Osborne’s Jewelers: Gold Large Retail
Our main goal was to accomplish the various requirements and safety concerns necessary to run a large jewelry store, all the while maintaining that showcasing the product was our number one priority. We achieved this by keeping the layout simple and not overwhelming and selecting finishes that accentuated the jewelry, not detracted from it. We chose warm neutrals as our backdrop. Subtle signage was designed to give direction to the cases without competing with what was in them. Velvet benches and gilded accents topped off our design.
Our clients wanted their busy Pediatric offices to be happy and playful for their young clientele without being over stimulating. It was also important for each of the five pods for the eight doctors to be distinguishable from each other. We accomplished this by selecting colorful accents to achieve a cheerful, youthful feel seen in the carpet, walls and whimsical artwork. Pods were color coded with our vibrant accent colors: pink, blue, yellow and green. The space is now fun and playful, the perfect space for children of all ages.
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