UPDATED: I found some before/progress photos of the space before I got my hands on it while digging for a completely different photo so I'm going to upload those to Facebook some time today along with these finished shots, so if you haven't liked the page already maybe you should do so HERE.
On Tuesday I mentioned that the commercial space I helped design (and did a fair amount of the grunt work right along with it because DIY4LIFE) had two other rooms and some auxiliary spaces.
The staff office. Pretty self explanatory. Though if you look reeeeaaaaallllly closely you can just barely see one of my two blue chairs hanging out. One of these days we'll be reunited. And they'll be reupholstered.
To the right of the front sitting area is a small changing room that the owner wanted to be "grandma chic" and sort-of burlesque themed, so this is what I mustered up:
What you can't see is a giant mirror that may or may not have Cher and Christina Aguilera from the movie Burlesque kind of hanging out. Or maybe if you have eagle eyes you can.
Anyway, there are two side studio rooms off of the main dance studio area. One was to be dedicated to the aerial arts classes they hold -- like silks, lyra, and trapeze. So obviously it was going to be Circus themed. In a Water for Elephants kind of way.
Those are two shades of gold on the walls, metallic as all get out. There's a slight tough of rococo decor on the walls as well.
These little vignettes in the far corners made me happy.
The curtains are striped as well, but that's a little hard to tell the way they're hanging.
The owner wanted me to do something with a piece of a globe she found at a thrift store that had all the signs of the zodiac on it, so I searched high and low for an appropriate barn star to make a giant compass:
It's one of the things I sincerely wish was mine. The two circus-esque inspirational canvasses they had from a photoshoot aren't bad either.
The other smaller studio room at the back of the whole space was for the pole fitness classes. It has no windows, so no creepers peeking at the ladies learning their spins and climbs, and the only things I was told was it was going to be black and purple and they wanted it to feel like my bedroom. Specifically.
Ask and ye shall receive.
Of course, just like my bedroom, it's really hard to photograph a completely black room. Ahem.
Black and silver and chandeliers. All the livelong day.
Oh, and some purple.
There are some candelabras on one wall that I had a really hard time getting a good angle with some light that are this same purple, so image that.
There's another dressing room off of the pole room that is purple with black decor and some Vegas-Pinup-type stuff but I never found a time I could take a photo of it without people's shoes and what have you in it. So. Just know that's there too.
I have more things in my basement for this space, plus I require some materials to finish a couple of things in here, but pretty much the all black pole room is deliciously inclusive once you're in class.
And last but certainly not least, the floors.
The old VCT tiles were torn up, the cement painted ... and then glitterfied (and poly-ed to hell and back). So the entire studio (save the office and bathrooms) are glittery. Because OF COURSE.
Which means I get to do fun things like this:
And the opportunity to do things like this:
In a space that I really hope conveys the awesomeness of the studio, staff, classes, and the ladies who attend them.
So there you have it, my first commercial design gig. AAAAANNNNNDDDD if you're local-ish and have nothing else going on Friday night, they're having an Open House at 7PM about which you can get the deets HERE and maybe possibly you'll see me trying really hard to look graceful up there on the hoop. But not in my Ursula costume.